James McAvoy's hair mistake

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 28 November 2014
James McAvoy

James McAvoy

James McAvoy has admitted that he shaved off his hair ahead of his role as Professor X in 'X-Men: First Class' to find out that he didn't need to lose his hair until the film's next instalment

James McAvoy mistakenly shaved his hair off for his 'X-Men' role.

The 35-year-old actor took on the role of a young Professor X in 2011's 'X-Men: First Class' and mistakenly thought he had to look like Patrick Stewart, who made the comic book character famous.

Speaking on 'The Jonathan Ross Show' in an episode that will air on Saturday (29.11.14), James said: "I did actually shave my head.

"I turned up and they went, 'No, no, no, no, no it's the 60s, we want him to be haired... well, not bald."

James quickly turned to his "dear friend and follicle felicitator" who returned his locks to normal, spending "about 24 hours putting hair extensions into my hair".

Meanwhile, James is expecting that he will have to lose his hair again ahead of the film's next instalment in 2016, 'X-Men: Apocalypse', but is none the wiser about what will happen to his character.

He recently explained: "I have no idea what's going on. I think I'm losing my hair finally. And in the movie. And, yeah, that's kind of all I know.

"I got an email from the Simon Kinberg, our producer/writer extraordinare, who informed me he was getting dead excited about stuff, but he didn't want to divulge anything for a couple of weeks, so I really don't know.

"But it seems fairly global, if we're talking apocalypse, maybe it's just the character's name but I think the nature of the movie will be fairly apocalyptic."

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