this sums up my feelings rn
LET’S GIVE BEN AN OSCAR SO HE’LL STAY IN AMERICA FOREVER
Excerpting just James’s quotes from the piece (and additional quotes needed for context.)
How has the training been going?
James McAvoy: “I’ve done very little today actually, yesterday I did a little bit of training. Today an old injury has come back so I’ve been getting physiotherapy and acupuncture and I’ve also been diagnosed with having flat feet! So I’m on the way to my whole life changing at the age of 33!”
Ed Norton: “It’s fun to mix it up with people who are outstanding at a sport. We were all saying at lunch that it’s very different from seeing things on the TV. You get a more up close appreciation to how much skill these guys really have. It’s a real testament to the 10,000 hours they’ve put in training.”
And how many hours have you put in?
James: “Er, four.” (Ha! Proof that for McAvoy, “four” is just shorthand for “oh God, lots and lots and lots”)
Which of your movie characters do you think would perform best on the football pitch?
James: “Mr Tumnus! Goat boy? Yes! In there, heading the ball at the goal, ball gets stuck in the horns; we’d have 100% possession in the team.”
How does the lifestyle of a footballer differ from the lifestyle of a movie star?
Ed: “I think footballers are a bit more needy and primadonna-y?”
James: “I’m not joking you but I think you’re right. You’re so right! But their lives are so regimented as well, I think with ours, the routine is kind of re-set every few months.”
Who on the England team is scaring you the most?
James: “The JLS boys look quite tasty? And Kevin Phillips is like lightning, he’s like a wasp. Hopefully they’ll play him up front because he’s a nuisance.”
:DDDDDDDDDD HOW ARE YOU SO CUTE, JAMES. STOP BEING SO CUTE IMMEDIATELY. Wait, no, don’t! We can take it! More cuteness!
LOL you guys do know I’m just getting this from the BAFTA twitter, right? There’s no actual LIVE livestream of it!
A fact that is ridiculous
I mean, BBC One is playing PLANET EARTH. WHY.