Hugh Jackman and James McAvoy Unveil the Virgin “X-Men: Days of Future Past” Train

Posted on April 02, 2014

Hugh and James make a brief stop on the way to Home Depot:


Hugh Jackman and James McAvoy attends a photocall to unveil the Virgin Trains “X-Men: Days of Future Past” train at Euston Station in London.


Since they’re unveiling a train, which, as celebrity public appearances go, ranks somewhere between “leaving the gym” and “comicbook convention” on the Celebrity Style Meter, these looks are fine.  Granted, if any ladystar was asked to unveil some massive form of public transportation, you can bet she’d show up in heels, makeup and shapewear.

In other news, Hugh’s “devilish” smile is too cute for words.



[Photo Credit: Famous/ACE/]

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  • M_E_S

    Why do these gentlemen keeping teasing us with appearances that don’t lead to public make-outs? So unfair.

    • Right?

      • lundibleu

        TOTALLY! I was scrolling down thinking “… and then they make out… now? … NOW?… DAMMIT!”

    • MilaXX

      We used to call that the HoYay.

      • MikeW_Vegas

        Ah, yes… TWoP, How I’ll miss you!!!

        • Aerialgreen

          From geniuses that also birthed “Clex”, which got cited and promoted on many interviews by Michael Rossembaum himself!

          • MilaXX

            My favorite was watching the cast of Heroes during poledances for the show with pretty much all the male stars flaming the Hoyay like mad.

          • lundibleu

            Oh gods yes, the Petrelli brothers, and Hiro and Ando. And the brothers on Supernatural.

            Weren’t those two shows the main cause of HoYay, or had it come from somewhere else?

          • MikeW_Vegas

            I first remember the HoYay from The Amazing Race recaps by Miss Allie.

          • lundibleu

            Ah, I never watched that, so missed that one.

          • MilaXX

            They weren’t the start of HoYay but they had a load of fun with it. Depending on where you look it’s said to either have been started around 1999 with the Angel fandom or 2000ish with Smallville.

          • lundibleu

            I agree – sure Tim Kring, Adrian and Milo all knew fine damn well what they were doing. Not that I’m complaining, it was well worth it … well, at the start at least.

            And yeah, I think you’re right actually re: Angel. Probably also well deserved. I can just imagine what David B, Joss and co. would’ve gotten up to if they’d been around a few years later.

          • Dee

            Sorry to be That Person, but fandom at large was responsible for Clark/Lex, both the concept and the portmanteau.

            We’ll all be eternally grateful for “HoYay”, though.

          • Aerialgreen

            Thought it was implicit given the recapers are also part of the fans, but nevertheless, long live “HoYay” (which stands for “Homoerotism, yay!”)

      • The Counselor

        I still do, though not as often as in the hey-day of the HoYay (when it first emerged on TWoP).

    • Kathy

      Ah well, hope is sweet.

    • demidaemon

      That is possibly the only reasonable critique I could come up with.

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    YUMMY. And it’s not even Friday (drooling…)

  • Frank_821

    Yes those two are oozing repressed passion…lol

  • Danielle


  • another_laura

    Bring me Fassbender! Today is his birthday.

    • Danielle

      From your mouth to the Uncle’s ears! I can always use more Fassie in my life.

    • KinoEye

      The Fassbender used to unleash waves of passion for me, until I found out about his history of domestic violence. Now, it’s waves of disgust tinged with passion I feel very guilty about.

      • Danielle

        What?! Now I feel dirty! D:

        • KinoEye

          Yeah. Apparently one ex girlfriend filed a restraining order against him after he “threw her over a chair, broke her nose, dragged her alongside her car, and caused her to twist her left ankle and blow out her left kneecap.” The charges were later dropped, so I don’t know what to think about that. I’d hope for all parties involved that it’s rumor-mongering. But he’s always struck me as someone who could be a violent person.

  • KinoEye

    Unveiling an X-Men themed train. Huh. Wonder whose silly idea the train was.

    James McAvoy, we need to talk. You have made me crazy ever since I first saw you in Last King of Scotland. It makes me sad to see you looking strung out and sick. I’m sure you’re not, but get your publicist to pick up some under-eye concealer next time, OK? And even though it probably wouldn’t work in real life, consider the longer locks you’re sporting on the train. My already achy ovaries would burst.

    • decormaven

      Not sure what is up with James McAvoy, but that is a ghastly pallor. The lighting in the train station may not have been the best, but still.

      • Sarah

        Very sallow, but I like his ombre t-shirt.

        • kimmeister

          It would have also worked if they were unveiling a Noah’s ark.

      • I’m wondering allergies? We’ve got some very nasty pollution readings at the moment AND a high pollen count. There’ve been warnings this week for people with vulnerable respiratory systems to stay indoors.

        • lundibleu

          It’s been crazy – I almost never get hay fever and even my eyes have been itchy and puffy this week, and I’m up in Edinburgh not in the centre of London or South East where it’s worse.

          • Me too – I spent an evening in Covent Garden on Tuesday and it felt like the old days when people smoked in bars.

          • lundibleu

            Ugh, that’s just unpleasant.

      • aeascot

        it’s living in England, there’s a lot of pallor over here.

    • Danielle

      He’s deploying man ombre (hombre!) so I’ll give his sickly eyes a pass for now.

    • Grumpy Girl

      Oh as he is sickly and pale, I will gladly volunteer to nurse him back to health.

    • FrigidDiva

      He looks like he was out on all night bender with Fassbender the night before, since Michael usually looks like he arrives at his appearances from the fetal position in the backseat of the limo.

      • KinoEye

        An all-night Fassbender.

        • MartyBellerMask

          Where do I sign up for an all-night Fassbender??!?

    • Beardslee

      He was born when I was a freshman in college but that does not stop me from thinking her is verrry nice. However, I think he is one of those people who does not photograph well, as I have never seen a picture of him that does it for me. Film, now, is something different.

      • KinoEye

        I know what you mean — some people just don’t do stills well. Jessica Chastain is another one of those actors. However, James’s Google image search yielded some very, very nice results among the awkwardness.

        • Beardslee

          ooh, thanks for the tip!

    • Laura Krause Sedor

      I know right?! Get some sleep, take some viatmins, eat a steak, do something James because I am concerned…

  • alyce1213

    Hugh Jackman two days in a row, yay! I maintain that his face looks good with that mustache shape, for a change, for a little while.
    McAvoy looks unwell.

  • marlie

    Hugh, that FACE. That’s fine with me.

  • Yes. Let us go to Home Depot. I need more shelves for my loft, they could make out, and thus concludes my bear fantasy.

  • Sarah

    It’s so unfair that the “Days of Future Past” X-men train probably DOESN’T do something awesomely sci-fi when you get on it, like take you back in time, or forward, or into Hugh Jackman’s lap.

    • Danielle


    • MilaXX

      I want to go to that!

    • formerlyAnon

      Not that interested in the time travel, but I’ll join the queue for the third option.

      • demidaemon

        I’m with you guys.

  • snarkykitten

    Really, is there some reason why they can’t keep their hands off each other? (Not that I’m complaining…)

    • barbarienne

      Don’t say it out loud! You don’t want them to start thinking about it too hard. Just let it happen…

  • Capt. Renault

    I am clearly going to the wrong Home Depot.

  • @Biting Panda

    Unveiling of a train? The poledance routines just got a little stranger with each and every blockbuster.

  • quiltrx

    They both look like they’re in on the joke here…they realize the amusement of unveiling a train, and they’re having fun–love it.
    And the only thing better than roaming around Home Depot and getting that good lumber smell would be turning the corner and finding these two playing more grab-ass.

    • Sarah

      Mmm…lumber. Hells yeah.

  • SportifLateBoomer

    Oh they are both too cute! And yes, under-dressed by what women stars would be wearing under similar circumstances, but I like that they look like regular guys. More potentially accessible (yeah right).

  • Jessica Freeman

    Looks like they left the bar for a few moments to unveil a train and then back to the bar…

  • Tanya Wade

    I have a few things they can come over and repair on the way to Home Depot….. (James esp.., in that tie-dyed shirt that makes his blue eyes look so dreamy).

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    I love that facial hair on Hugh. It’s a big turn-on for me.

  • FrigidDiva

    I’m sort of loving Hugh with his melodrama villain mustache, I really wish there was a picture of him twirling it while wearing a tophat and cape. James, go home, your hangover is giving me a hangover.

    • ShaoLinKitten

      A tophat and cape… and nothing else. There, finished that for you.

      • FrigidDiva

        He he, that made my day.

  • MartyBellerMask

    James McAvoy SOOOOOOOO does not want to be there.

  • stubbornthoughts

    This appearance is not doing James McAvoy any justice. I have to assume he’s really sick and forced to be there anyway. Because no, he is an amazingly handsome man.

    Hugh looks awesome, as usual.

    • Gloriana Reginata

      I assume he is suffering the results of all that whiskey he was asking everyone to drink at the Empire Awards the day before 🙂 🙂

      • whaddami

        Wasn’t that fun? I liked that he was going to just stand there until everyone in the room participated in the toast….he is *suspiciously* perfect fantasy boyfriend material.

  • Bexxx

    I’ll unveil their trains.

  • frannyprof

    James McAvoy. Don’t get it.

    • Clash D

      I want that T-shirt he’s wearing though. I’d rock it.

  • Qitkat

    And here my first thought was “how are these two guys virgins?”

  • colleenjanel

    TWO consecutive days of Hugh?? Clearly we have been good kittens and the uncles are rewarding us. Thank you uncles!

  • GoAwayKardash

    Dear Uncles: Believe me when I tell you that the men in Home Depot DO NOT dress like this (i.e., this well). Have you ever been in a Home Depot? it would give you the vapors.

    • formerlyAnon

      It depends. I have been in one Home Depot (the nearest to an urban, madly gentrifying neighborhood) that was so scenic on a Friday evening that it could have been a rather casual cruising spot. If you can appreciate men between 30 and 50, that is.

  • Mrs. Julien

    “My name is Hugh Jackman and I am a professional good sport.”

    • formerlyAnon

      Nailed it.

  • formerlyAnon

    Dang. Jackman on publicity circuit bodes well for Friday. I find this public enactment of bro – rituals for the cameras vastly entertaining. Breakout sessions to include:

    1. The One-armed Side Hug. Subtopic: Rule of thumb: matching venue to percentage body contact between armpit and knees.
    2. Eye contact, or lack thereof.
    3. Mugging and posturing. Lexicon of standard gestures.
    4. Mock fighting, placement of mock-blows. The Golden Triangle: head, upper arm, abdomen. Subtopic: Hip-checking, pro and con.
    5. Boyishness: Where is the Line?

    • Pennymac

      Artfully written! I needed this laugh!

    • demidaemon

      As long as Bro-hugs are off the table, I am completely fine with this. UGH. Bro-hugs. So douchetatsic and overly-try hard masculine. I had to explain this gesture to my mother once and why it drove me crazy. BLARGH.

  • ShaoLinKitten

    If I were a man, I would refuse to be photographed with Hugh Jackman. When he’s in the frame, no one else can possibly measure up.

    • demidaemon

      If I were a man in the celebrity world who wanted good PR, I would refuse to be photographed with anyone else. You know your pictures are going to get picked up and circulated to good press when he’s around. There may also be some ulterior motives involved, as well.

      • ShaoLinKitten

        If you want everyone to go “Wow, he’s not as good looking as Hugh Jackman,” then yeah. Be photographed with Hugh Jackman.

        • Shawn EH

          Some people might go “wow, you’re friends with Hugh Jackman? What’s that like?” I don’t think McAvoy minds not being Robin to his Batman.

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  • demidaemon

    Yeah, I have no way to judge this as the standards are so questionable. I’m stymied, people.

  • KellerKevin

    Looks like a cub and his bear-daddy… And yes, why they no make out? Second time this week for Hugh to tease us like this. Hmmph.

  • Daktari100

    I wish the men who shop at Home Depot in Baltimore looked half this hot. So true about that devilish smile. It’s cute as hell, and if I wasn’t gay already, I would be now after seeing that.