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James McAvoy has claimed that he was inspired to become an actor thanks to a teenage crush. The Atonement star landed his first film role in 1995's The Near Room at the age of 15. McAvoy admitted to not being very interested in pursuing a career in acting when he joined the cast, reports the Daily Star. However, after falling for co-star Alana Brady, he decided to enroll in her theatre classes. "I (more) »
- By Hugh Armitage
London, April 5 – Actor James McAvoy credits his teenage crush for his successful career because he followed his dream girl to drama classes.
The star, who landed his first role in ‘The Near Room’ at the age 15 while he was still at school, says he wasn’t particularly interested in becoming an actor when he joined the cast. But after falling for one of his co-stars, Alana Brady, he signed up for her theatre classes in a bid to keep in contact, reports contactmusic.com.
James McAvoy has credited a teenage crush with inspiring him to act - because he followed his dream girl to drama classes.
McAvoy admits he wasn't particularly interested in becoming an actor when he joined the cast, but after falling for one of his co-stars, Alana Brady, he signed up to her theatre classes in a bid to keep in contact.
And the Scottish star is convinced his crush led him to become a successful movie star.
He says, "I liked a girl on the set, Alana Brady, and I followed her to a drama group. From that I got a tiny bit more work and realised I could make a career out of drama."
While Brady, who now works for the National Theatre of Scotland, adds, "It's nice that he remembered. We did both like each other but we were just teenagers. It was a long time ago." »
3 items from 2010
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