Subscribe To Beast Mode: How James McAvoy Got Insanely Jacked For Glass Updates
James McAvoy is going BIG with Glass. He didn't have time to get too muscled-up before filming Split, but now that The Beast is back in Glass, the 39-year-old Scottish actor turned to a professional for help.
Cue celebrity trainer Magnus Lygdback, who was tasked with taking James McAvoy's Beast to the next level for the sequel. As the trainer put it...
British GQ asked Magnus Lygdback if The Beast was meant to look unnaturally pumped, and the trainer confirmed that was the goal -- and he thinks they pulled it off.
James McAvoy is not a naturally big guy, so it really must've taken a lot of hard work to get where they wanted him to be. In terms of food, McAvoy had a lot to eat, but they counted "macros" instead of calories. As Magnus Lygdback explained:
He suggests the macro plan for everyone. But the exercise routine, with a trainer around to keep you in line? Probably not practical for everyone, but that's part of the job for a Hollywood star, depending on the role.
James McAvoy was phenomenal in Split, and probably deserved some awards attention, in my humble opinion. He has a chance to impress both physically and with his range in Glass, the combined sequel to both Unbreakable and Split.
Kevin Wendell Crumb and his many personalities are returning, alongside Bruce Willis' Unbreakable hero David Dunn (now also called The Overseer) and Samuel L. Jackson as Elijah Price/Mr. Glass.
Writer/director M. Night Shyamalan has warned that the trailers for Glass aren't telling the real story for the movie, which is an exciting tease. He also warned/promised that Glass won't recap the previous two films, allowing the movie to stand on its own for anyone who happens to wander into the theater without having seen Unbreakable or Split. (Let us know if anyone is planning to do that; it would be fascinating to hear their experience.)
At this point, though, fans expect major twists in Night's movies, and there's a fear of building it up too much, or getting fans already thinking of twists so that inevitably they see them coming in the theater. We'll have to see if that's the case, and if it harms the viewing experience at all. Certainly, the big Split twist was a shock to many viewers. And this is the guy who gave us the ultimate twist ending with The Sixth Sense.
Since this story is already combining two successful Night films, I'm not worried that I'll be as disappointed as I was with The Happening. Some lucky fans will be able to watch Glass in advance, and while I envy them, it makes me anxious about spoilers floating around the web. Be careful out there.
Glass opens wide in the U.S. on January 18. It is one of the early risers of 2019, a year that will be absolutely jam-packed with potential hits. You ready?