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What James McAvoy Really Thinks Of His Professor X Haircut


At the end of the last X-Men film, James McAvoy finally began to sport the Professor X look that we all know and love. Now the actor has spoken out about his own feelings on going hairless. Between the end of X-Men: Apocalypse, and his role in Split he's actually been bald quite a bit recently, and the actor sounds like he's pretty much done with it. While he admits there are benefits to having no hair, he says he's now far too recognizable that way. According to McAvoy...

I used to like the fact that it afforded me a certain amount of anonymity but it no longer does that. Since I did two movies that everybody saw where I had a bald head, now it's like a fucking beacon. But what do I like about it? Not a lot at the moment. I like when it's been about five or seven days going in, then it's cool but when it's properly skinhead I look a bit weird. I do like the fact that I don't have to do anything in the morning

Ever since X-Men: First Class introduced to a Professor Charles Xavier who had hair, we were waiting for him to lose it. This finally happened in the finale of X-Men: Apocalypse which means that we'll be seeing James McAvoy with a totally bald head again when X-Men: Dark Phoenix gets released next year. This will apparently be something of a chore for the actor since he tells People he doesn't really like being bald. He says he doesn't mind it after a few days, but Patrick Stewart's Professor X was always completely bald, which would seem to indicate that McAvoy won't be allowed to let his hair grow at all while filming this movie.

By contrast, we would guess that James McAvoy may have preferred his role in Atomic Blonde, which entered theaters this weekend. In that movie, the actor's hair is very nearly shaved off, but not quite. the lack of necessary maintenance that he likes would still be there, but it's not "properly skinhead." Instead, it's more "East German Industrial metal fan."

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It seems that however much James McAvoy doesn't like being bald, he has found himself in the situation where it's going to be a regular situation for him. However, many more X-Men movies he finds himself in will require the shaved head. We also know that he'll be following up his performance in Split, another film which saw him sans hair, with a sequel that we would assume will also require him to keep his head shaved. Apparently, he needs to just get used to it. He's going to be bald a lot.

Dirk Libbey
Dirk Libbey

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