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“I’m gonna try to keep an eye on myself”: Despite Building His $20M Fortune, James McAvoy Doesn’t Like What Portraying This Character Had Taught Him

"I'm gonna try to keep an eye on myself": Despite Building His $20M Fortune, James McAvoy Doesn’t Like What Portraying This Character Had Taught Him

James McAvoy is definitely one of the most fan-favorite actors out there, especially his role as Charles Xavier which pulled millions of fans and was undoubtedly his most successful role. His career in Hollywood started at a very young age and he pulled some attention to his performances. Although initially he had no intention and was not very interested in acting, he gave his best in every project. The X-Men franchise will be his most successful signing earned him widespread recognition and fame in the industry.

James McAvoy became a well-known and popular celebrity due to the success of the X-Men franchise which saw the rise and fall of many superheroes that are famous till now. McAvoy’s Charles Xavier aka Professor X was one of the characters that attracted most of the attention alongside Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine. Recently, in an interview McAvoy shared many details during his time as Professor X and what he got to experience during that time.

James McAvoy
James McAvoy

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Professor X’s Teachings on James McAvoy

It does not matter whom you ask, they always have the same answer – James McAvoy is a sensation for them, especially if they followed the popular trend of the Hollywood industry in the 2010s. The X-Men franchise has a total of 11 movies and McAvoy appears in 4 of those as the protagonist starring as Charles Xavier, apart from these movies, he also makes a guest appearance in 2016’s Deadpool 2. Apart from the X-Men franchise, McAvoy has starred in numerous movies earning widespread recognition throughout the industry and packing multiple awards and nominations under his belt.

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James McAvoy as Professor X

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You’ve got to be careful that you’re not hurting people because you’re pursuing a higher good righteous goal. The self-obsession and self-absorption that a good person can have. I’m gonna try to keep an eye on myself.

First Class is probably my favorite X-Men movie. But in terms of what I got to do as an actor, I’d say Days of Future Past was probably the most challenging, the most interesting experience I’ve had as an actor on the X-Men movies.”

James McAvoy shared in an interview with Agents of Fandom that he had plenty to learn from his role in the franchise as he was playing a character from the perspective of a protagonist. He was also careful his acting was not over the limit which might hinder the filming as it might deviate from the director’s vision for the movie. McAvoy went on to add that he will thoroughly keep himself in check and also keep an eye on himself. Further into the interview, the Wanted actor claimed that though Days of Future Past was the most challenging, he had much fun in X-Men: First Class as it was his favorite.

The X-Men Franchise Was a Mega Blockbuster

The X-Men franchise has a total of 7 movies, 3 Wolverine movies, 2 Deadpool movies, and a spinoff movie. This franchise is one of the longest-running franchises of all time with X-Men being released in 2000 and The New Mutants being released in 2020. The series broke many records with its box-office collection as the franchise racked up a total of $6.083 billion from a budget of $1.748 billion. And apart from the record-breaking performance at the box office and being the ninth highest-grossing movie series of all time, the franchise has bagged multiple awards and nominations.

Deadpool will be doing some dimension-hopping action in the upcoming film
Deadpool 3 in the making

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Deadpool 3 is one of the most anticipated movie projects for fans of the MCU as they are excited to see Ryan Reynolds take on the big screen in his beautiful red spandex suit chopping down heroes and villains alike. But this around, no matter how much he wants to cut down his frenemy, he simply cannot as Deadpool will be sharing the screen alongside the ace of the X-Men franchise, Wolverine. Hugh Jackman will reprise his role as Logan aka Wolverine potentially for the last time and the fans will get to see the epic rivalry between Deadpool and Logan. The filming for the movie has already started and as usual, it will be an R-Rated movie.

Deadpool 3 is going to hit the theaters on November 8, 2024.

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Rajdeep Majumder, Content Writer

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