McAvoy's in­tense fight scenes with Theron

Kuwait Times - - LIFESTYLE -

James McAvoy loved get­ting his "ass kicked" by Char­l­ize Theron in 'Atomic Blonde'. The 38-year-old ac­tor plays Cold War-era spy David Per­ci­val in the ac­tion thriller along­side Char­l­ize as Lor­raine Broughton and James ad­mit­ted his char­ac­ter can­not com­pete with Char­l­ize's in phys­i­cal com­bat. He told PEO­PLE: "I didn't have a lot of fight scenes but I was pretty pleased with my­self for fig­ur­ing out how to keep a cig­a­rette in my mouth while I was get­ting my ass kicked by Char­l­ize Theron. And by the way I ac­tu­ally did, there was no cam­era trick­ery, I ac­tu­ally kept it in my mouth the whole time." James sports a buzz cut in the movie but is cur­rently bald as he pre­pares to reprise the role of Charles 'Pro­fes­sor X' Xavier in 'X-Men' movie 'Dark Phoenix', but James ad­mit­ted he hates when he has to shave his head. He ex­plained: "I used to like the fact that it af­forded me a cer­tain amount of anonymity but it no longer does that. Since I did two movies that ev­ery­body saw where I had a bald head, now it's like a bea­con. But what do I like about it? Not a lot at the mo­ment. I like when it's been about five or seven days go­ing in, then it's cool but when it's prop­erly skin­head I look a bit weird. I do like the fact that I don't have to do any­thing in the morn­ing." And when he's not work­ing, James prefers to chill out at home rather than throw him­self into the Hol­ly­wood life­style. He said: "What do I en­joy most when I'm not work­ing? Hard drink­ing and drugs! No, like most good peo­ple, I en­joy the usual thing. Play­ing foot­ball, read­ing, I like cook­ing. All these bor­ing things I like to do when I'm not fly­ing around the world crazy, just be­ing safe at home."

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