James McAvoy attributes his success to being charming



James McAvoy

James McAvoy

Gnomeo and Juliet actor, James McAvoy believes his success is due to his charm.

The Scottish star was quick to admit that he had no trouble standing out in a crowd thanks to his smooth talking, and believes it is this that made him stand out in auditions.

He said: “I’ve played roles where my character has to be quite charming and I’ve found it quite easy to do. I think some of it is in my bones but some of it is more deliberate. I remember that it was never that difficult for me to get a director to look up and pay attention to me. Mind you, I don’t know if that’s necessarily charm.

“Even now when I’m auditioning, I’ll often stick in a wee thing or an extra line that I know will be disarming for the lady I’m acting with… Well, not necessarily disarming. Hopefully non-repellent.”

The 31-year-old did admit his likeability was a bit weird, especially given that he’s not always a gentleman.

He added, “I can assure you there are lots of occasions when I am not charming at all.”

He can’t be that bad though, as he is married to Anne Marie Duff, and has a seven month old son, Andrew.

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