Wed. Jan 22nd, 2020

James McAvoy Reveals Shocking Reason He’s Been Declined Roles, And How Hard One Actress Was To Work With

HBO star James McAvoy, who recently starred in Warner Bros. hit “It Chapter Two,” revealed he’s been turned down for a number of movie because of his height.  Forget height, he’s one of the most talented, handsome and nicest men in Hollywood.


The “X-Men” and “Split” actor, who is 5’7″,  told The Telegraph, “As a shorter man, I sometimes get told I’m too short for a role.”

“Or even when I get a role, I’m made to feel like, well, of course, we’re going to have to do something about that,” the 40-year-old added in reference to an unnamed female co-star who said their on-screen relationship seemed unlikely because of their height difference.

She reportedly questioned McAvoy’s casting “because nobody would believe [the character] would be with someone like her.”


“That was a kick in the nuts,” he admitted.

“I was like, ‘All right, now I’ve got to pretend that I really like you for eight more weeks. This is going to be really tough, because you’re so far up yourself.’ It got really interesting, that relationship,” McAvoy continued said.

“Sometimes you’re made to feel like you’re not good-looking enough to get a role.”


McAvoy is currently starring in “His Dark Materials” on HBO.

Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
Photographs are Courtesy:  HBO; Reuters
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