James McAvoy says he avoided the Oscars campaign for Atonement because it made him feel “cheap”.

James McAvoy has said he declined to attend the awards ceremony atonement because the process made him feel “cheap.”

The actor starred opposite Keira Knightley in the film adaptation of Ian McEwan’s best-selling novel, which was nominated for six Academy Awards.

While McAvoy’s performance was highlighted and praised in many reviews, he did not receive a Best Actor nomination, only a young Saoirse Ronan receiving an acting credit.

But in a new interview with GQ hypeMcAvoy said while missing out on a Best Supporting Actor nominationThe last king of Scotland the year before he decided to take a step back when it came to it atonement.

After watching other actors try to secure a nomination, McAvoy said that “I was made to realize that I was doing it for the good of other people.”

“I was totally done with that [for The Last King of Scotland]. But with time atonement came, I was 26 or 27 and I just thought, I can’t do it, I won’t do it, I don’t want to do it.

He continued, “I didn’t want to play that role. I’ll push the movie, I’ll try to get bums in the seats. But the campaign made me feel … I felt cheap.”

From the 1930s atonement follows a crime and the lasting impact it has on a family in their 60s.

Keira Knightley and James McAvoy in “Atonement”

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Elsewhere in the interview, Scottish actor McAvoy shared his biggest criticisms of the X-Men film franchise, in which he played a young version of Patrick Stewart’s Professor Charles Xavier.

Asked if he had been asked to reprise his role as Mr. Tumnus in a Chronicles of Narnia Restarting, McAvoy adamantly and colorfully denied the claims.

“Did they fuck,” he said.

https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/james-mcavoy-atonement-oscar-b2234489.html James McAvoy says he avoided the Oscars campaign for Atonement because it made him feel “cheap”.


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