The Real Reason James McAvoy Landed His Role in ‘Split’: ’I Was Very Drunk’

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Actor James McAvoy has had a wildly successful career so far. He made his feature debut in the horror slasher flick titled pond. He has now amassed an impressive filmography and has won a BAFTA Award for Rising Star. Scotland’s Last Kind And to feel guilty He received two more BAFTA Award nominations. Although X-Men: First Class The trilogy is an example of his big Hollywood blockbuster productions. The actor talks about how he got the iconic role of M. Night Shyamalan Split.

‘Partition’ includes multiple personalities

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the story of Split Follows three kidnapped teenage girls. His prisoner (McAvoy) is a dangerous man with twenty-three identifiable personalities. However, The Beast is his twenty-fourth, which other personalities fear as well. The young women are warned how frightening and powerful The Beast is. He keeps them trapped underground. Now, they must escape before The Beast emerges.

The film is written and directed by Shyamalan. Anya Taylor-Joy, Haley Lu Richardson, and Jessica Sula star as three kidnapped young women.

James McAvoy was drunk when he met M. Night Shyamalan

James McAvoy | Roy Rochlin/FilmMagic

McAvoy talks about his experience Split role during an interview with Guardian. He met Shyamalan for the first time at a party while under the influence of alcohol. However, it is a humorous encounter that eventually worked.

“There was a big party, you can’t walk around without someone hitting Telly,” McAvoy recalled. “My partner Jesse was playing miniature golf in the middle of it. We were particularly drunk, and then I saw M. Night Shyamalan. He goes: ‘You’re James McAvoy!’ And I said: ‘You’re M. Night Shyamalan! what do I call you?’ I was so drunk.”

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Not everyone behaves accordingly under the influence of alcohol. However, it did not negatively affect him regarding his chances of getting the role. She is lucky that things finally turned out well.

McAvoy continued: “As soon as I move to California, I find a job that turns out to be one of the most interesting roles I’ve ever played. The moral of the story is: When in California, really get hammered.

‘Split’ reception and McAvoy’s next project

Split Received generally positive reviews. Many critics pointed to McAvoy’s stellar performance. He switches between personalities, delivering wildly different characters over the course of a movie. Critics also praised Shyamalan for returning to form after making a string of negatively reviewed projects.

The film proved to be quite successful at the box office. It grossed $278.5 million against an alleged $9 million budget. Split The film eventually led to 2019 glass, which brings this cast together with Shyamalan’s characters unbreakable.

McAvoy most recently played Lord Ariel in the television series their dark stuff. The Hearts of the Down Under and the My Son, simply known as My Son, will be his next project. He plays Edmund Murray, who learns from his ex-wife that her young son has been kidnapped from a campsite. It premieres on 15 September on the streaming service Peacock.

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