Maybe you know James McAvoy for his role as the youngest X teacher in the X-Men series, or for other movies like Atonement or It: Chapter Two, or, from that point on, he turned out to be pretty good in the kitchen of The Great British Bake-Off. Most recently, he starred in the adventure game Timeloop 12 Minutes, which is why he is Forbes talking about video games.
It turns out that as a younger and less famous actor, McAvoy played a lot of The Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion. "That was a kind of game I had always had as a kid," he said, "role-playing games, Zelda, Secret of Mana, all that kind of stuff. Just like I love fantasy role-playing games." .
Her love of oblivion became a problem because she played Anne Hathaway's love interest in the Becoming Jane-era drama at the time. "I have to go to bed at 10pm, because I get up every morning at 6am," McAvoy explained, "and I have a lot of lines and all that. And I & # 39; m staying up at four in the morning playing Oblivion ". He hit his head when he pulled out an all-nighter that ended at 5:35 a.m., 10 minutes before a car arrived to take him to the set. Moving on to a drastic solution, he turned on the gas stove. "I just put the record on it and I saw it a little bit, like, singing and melting a little bit. And it was like, 'Well, we're done, we're done, never again!'
This was the end of his Oblivion habit. Interestingly, in four years McAvoy would play Professor X, the role played by Patrick Stewart, who played Emperor Uriel Septim VII in Oblivion.
Although McAvoy swore video games at the time, he plays them again these days, using regular sessions of Call of Duty: Warzone to keep in touch with your friends. "During the pandemic," he said, "me and my boys, we're all 40-year-old men, with gray hair, bald spots, and all kinds of shit. Now we talk every two or three nights, playing Warzone and we talk. about life, love, everything, while twelve – year – olds from other countries are absolutely annihilated. "