Welsh cops flak for Mcavoy role

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CON­TRO­VER­SIAL author Irvine Welsh got bol­locked by his mum for turn­ing squeaky clean ac­tor James McAvoy into a sex-mad cop.

In the big-screen adap­ta­tion of Irvine’s novel, McAvoy, 34, plays Ed­in­burgh po­lice sergeant Bruce Robert­son – a sex­ual de­viant with a pen­chant for drugs and kinky games.

author Welsh, 54, said: “When I showed my mum the trailer, she was like, ‘What have you done to that lovely James McAvoy?’”

McAvoy didn’t take long to con­vince Welsh he was right for the role.

The nov­el­ist added: “James was so clean-cut, he looked 10-years-old. But af­ter sit­ting with him for half an hour, he got into char­ac­ter.

“He aged and looked re­ally sleazy.”

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