James McAvoy: Filming X-Men was 'more like a sex scene'

0
0
Subscribe to James McAvoy alerts

James McAvoy felt like he was filming a sex scene on his first day on the 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' set.

The 35-year-old actor plays a younger version of Charles Xavier, who was first portrayed by Sir Patrick Stewart in the original 'X-Men' trilogy, and when the pair were on set together he felt like he was in an initiation ceremony where the legendary actor was handing over the ''baton''.

However, since there was few cast and crew around, unlike the usual bustle, it was like they were preparing to shoot intimate scenes.

Talking on XFM radio station, McAvoy said: ''Although I'd previously played Charles in one other movie, it still did feel like I was being initiated and that there was a baton being handed over. It was a very kind of ceremonial scene, in a very sort of ceremonial location. We were in a monastery, and the set was very quiet, and the director made sure that... It was much more like a sex scene.

''You know that when we do sex scenes we make sure there's nobody on set. It's just the boom operator, the camera man, and you don't have loads of people staring at you... usually we do!

''And it was a bit more like that. Clearing the set, making it very quiet, very reverent, that was kind of cool. It felt like I was being initiated into some kind of superhero sect!''

McAvoy joked about raunchy scenes with Stewart being a part of his ''wish list''.

show host Jon Holmes asked: ''You didn't worry that they were clearing the set, thinking, 'Is this a sex scene I hadn't red in the script, with me and Patrick'...?''

And McAvoy replied: ''A sex scene with Patrick Stewart would be exceptional. Tick that one off the wish list!''

Tune in to XFM radio station's X-Men FM from 6am-7pm.


Contactmusic

Tags: James McAvoy - Patrick Stewart

0
0
Subscribe to James McAvoy alerts
Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

'American Sniper' Is a Late Arrival to the Oscars Party

The heart-pounding teaser trailer for American Sniper had so much promise that perhaps a current...

'American Sniper' Is a Late Arrival to the Oscars Party

Mark Ronson - Daffodils ft. Kevin Parker Audio

Mark Ronson will finally unveil his fourth album 'Uptown Special' on January 26th 2015 through...

Mark Ronson - Daffodils (Audio) Video

'The Gambler' Is Not Worth the Risk on Christmas Day

Do yourself a favour and go watch American Sniper this festive season. Or Selma. Should you...

'The Gambler' Is Not Worth the Risk on Christmas Day

Bastille - Oblivion [Live]

Bastille perform their single 'Oblivion' live on the Honda Stage at Music Midtown in Atlanta. The track followed Platinum...

Bastille - Oblivion [Live] Video

Clint Eastwood On Crucial Research For 'American Sniper'

Production for 'American Sniper' began back in May, 2012, after Warner Brothers acquired...

Clint Eastwood On Crucial Research For 'American Sniper'

James Corden to Receive OBE before Heading to America

James Corden, the comedian who rose to fame on the critically acclaimed comedy...

James Corden to Receive OBE before Heading to America
Advertisement

Unbroken's Release Mere Days Away, So What Are Critics Saying About Angelina Jolie's Beloved Zamperini Biopic?

The reviews are in for Unbroken and the film, directed by Academy Award...

Unbroken's Release Mere Days Away, So What Are Critics Saying About Angelina Jolie's Beloved Zamperini Biopic?

Theaters To Screen 'The Interview' as Sony Insists "We Did Not Cave"

After the news that several theaters in the U.S are to screen the controversial...

Theaters To Screen 'The Interview' as Sony Insists

Tim Burton & Helena Bonham Carter Split, Rep Confirms Former Couple "Separated Amicably Earlier This Year"

Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter have separated after thirteen years...

Tim Burton & Helena Bonham Carter Split, Rep Confirms Former Couple


More recommendations

Advertisement

Comments

James McAvoy Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on James McAvoy

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All