Belfast Telegraph

McAvoy: Leave priesthood questions

James McAvoy is appealing for people to stop asking him about the priesthood.

The Scottish star admitted his brief aspirations of being a priest in his teenage years is the most frequently asked question he faces.

"I get that all the f***ing time," he told The Wrap.

"And yeah, it was true, like briefly. But it's like something I mentioned in an interview when I was like 24, and every time I do an interview, they're like, 'Is it true that you thought about becoming a Catholic priest?' And you're like, 'Yeah, you know it is because you read it in an interview!'"

James, who has reprised his role as the young Professor Charles Xavier in X-Men: Days Of Future Past, also admitted that he often gets asked his favoured superpower.

"And then I get, 'If you could have any kind of superpower, but not the one you have in the movie, what would it be?' And you keep wanting to come up with a different thing, because you get bored, but you're like, that's not true, I know the one thing I want," the 34-year-old continued.

He added he doesn't lie, saying: "Some actors do that and I respect them for it, but I can't do it. It's not my way."


From Belfast Telegraph