Fans Shocked By James McAvoy’s Body Transformation For New Role

by : George Pavlou on : 06 Dec 2017 08:17

When you think of James McAvoy, you think immediately of Professor Charles Xavier from X-Men. You think of him as Dr Nicholas Garrigan from The Last King of Scotland. And if you can stretch your mind that far back, you might even think of him as Steve McBride from Shameless.

And the thing each and every one of these roles has in common? He doesn’t need to be hench. In fact, his natural body shape is pretty slim.


But as anyone who’s ever dedicated some time and effort to the gym will tell you, it is possible to swell up, fill out and develop some bulging muscles.

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That’s exactly what McAvoy appears to have done for his latest role in M. Night Shyamalan’s new film Glass, due for release in 2019.

McAvoy, starring alongside Hollywood legends like Bruce Willis and Samuel L Jackson, has needed to buff up as he plays Kevin Wendell Crumb/The Horde, a young man suffering from dissociative identity disorder.


His character possesses 23 personalities and his body chemistry changes with each personality resulting in a final personality, his 24th, called ‘The Beast’.

And boy did he become a beast.

Recent pictures have emerged of the Scottish superstar out in Philadelphia and naturally, the Internet has been unable to cope with his newfound buffness.

The polar opposite of Jonah Hill’s incredible drop in weight for certain roles, it appears McAvoy has decided to go the other way and pile on pounds of muscle at the gym.


Before we actually show you McAvoy now, let’s just remind ourselves what he looked like before…

Slim. Not skinny but by no means hench. No doubt about that.


Now, let’s take a look at the images that have got the Internet swooning…

Naturally, this tweeter wasn’t the only person to notice just how muscular McAvoy has gotten…


Of course, whenever a Hollywood celeb buffs up or slims down for a movie role, it seems to come as a surprise to the wider public who may not follow the day-ins and day-outs of certain personalities.

However, there are those who’ve fancied McAvoy for a long time and see his ‘new attractiveness’ as a fad because well, they’ve loved him for a long time.

As has been mentioned, McAvoy isn’t the only Hollywood A-lister to have changed their body dramatically for a new role.

Just look at Christian Bale following his preparation to play Dick Cheney…


And seeing as it gets mentioned every few months, what about Jonah Hill…

Incredible when you think about it. How much these actors and actresses have to put themselves through for our entertainment. Mind you, if I was being paid what they’re paid, I’d happily do it too.

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George Pavlou

Taking the idea of 'being woke' to a whole new level over a decade-long career in sport, court and online news, George has worked for titles and agencies including ESPN FC, Eurosport, LADbible and Court News UK. He may not have a degree but does have an unhealthy obsession with Lord of the Rings.

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