James McAvoy Steams Up Nylon Guys September 2014 Cover

Posted Saturday August 9, 2014 4:03 PM GMT

As the hottest Scottish export since Sean Connery, James McAvoy has fought hard to be recognized as more than just a handsome hunk of man.

The 35-year-old “Wanted” star is featured on the cover of Nylon Guys magazine’s September 2014 edition, and in his interview he discusses the unusual nature of his career.

James explains, “For a long time, I was playing the normal guy in an exceptional world, or the normal guy who was in a relationship with someone much more weird and interesting. I was holding the audience’s hand, guiding them into a world they weren’t familiar with, keeping them onside when things got grotesque. Basically I was letting everybody else do the fireworks.”

But things started to change recently- “The last two or three years have been so unlike what I was doing for the 10 years before them. There’s a part I’ve been offered and really want to do, but I was worried about taking it because the character is a proper mental case. And I feel like it’s been a couple of years of solely playing mental cases.”

And according to costar Michael Fassbender, James turns into quite the prankster on the “X-Men” set- “Oh, he’s lethal! You’ll find him hiding underneath cars, waiting for you. He once tried to break into my trailer through the skylight. It’s like being in one of those Pink Panther films, and he’s Cato jumping out of the freezer. Just when you think the day’s over, you come home to find James sitting on your toilet with a BB gun.”

Photo Credit: Simon Emmett/NYLON Guys

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