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.