James McAvoy for Nylon Guys Magazine

Posted on August 08, 2014

Let’s close out your week with some broody boy pretty. It’s what you need right now. Bathe in his intensity, darlings.


James-McAvoy-Nylon-Guys-Magazine-Editorials-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)James McAvoy covers the September 2014 issue of Nylon Guys magazine photographed by Simon Emmett.

On his career: “For a long time, I was playing the normal guy in an exceptional world, or the normal guy who was in a relationship with someone much more weird and interesting. I was holding the audience’s hand, guiding them into a world they weren’t familiar with, keeping them onside when things got grotesque…basically I was letting everybody else do the fireworks.”

On his past roles: “The last two or three years have been so unlike what I was doing for the 10 years before them…. There’s a part I’ve been offered and really want to do, but I was worried about taking it because the character is a proper mental case. And I feel like it’s been a couple of years of solely playing mental cases,” says McAvoy citing roles in Welcome to the Punch, Trance, and Filth.

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No one can furrow a brow like he can. But even he can’t make that horrifying hipster sweater work. Shame on you, Nylon. You don’t obscure the hot with shitty clothes.

On the other hand, thank you for the gun show.




[Photo Credit: Simon Emmett for Nylon Guys Magazine]

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  • Adrianna Grężak

    Personally I love the freckled farmer’s tan in the last picture

    • Leah Elzinga

      I stowing away that mental image to take with me to my bunk.

  • StrandedFashionista

    No complaints with this editorial, although he looks more like Richard Armitage than himself in the shots.

    • Conniepop

      You say that like it is a bad thing! I love me some RA!

  • Anna

    Why James, all this time we’ve been holding hands?!

    Don’t stop, I want more fireworks.

  • Noah

    That might be the worst possible angle to photograph somebody’s arms. Sweet Jesus.

    • SugarSnap108

      I understand nothing about that shot. Terrible.

  • jen

    See, I’m all right with the hipster sweater because I wouldn’t plan to have James keep it on for too long…

    • http://armchairauthor.wordpress.com/ LesYeuxHiboux

      I kind of want it for myself…

      • jen

        It’s pretty cute!

  • Nikko Viquiera

    I actually like the sweater on him. I think he’s pretty enough to pull it off.

    • fursa_saida

      I like it too! I think that’s my favorite shot, actually.

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    • Scimommy

      I think he’s pulling it off! That being said, I want him to pull it off…

    • Thomas

      I actually love that sweater. It reminds me of one of those colorful candy canes.

      • Nikko Viquiera

        Yeah…that’s some very lickable candy cane. haha.

    • WendyD

      Matt Smith would also wear the hell out of that sweater.

  • @Biting Panda

    I lust for him.

  • Aidan B

    Love love love him, hipster sweater and all. I want to snuggle up on that couch with him.

  • MilaXX

    He’s a pretty little tink, tink.

  • a_liking

    oooh, but the hipster sweater is the best part of this! he looks adorable in it.

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  • misstressofsylar

    Sweet Jeebus. Funny how a few hours ago I was watching (for the nth time) his guesting in the Graham Norton Show with Fassy and Jackman. He really knows how to deploy those eyebrows!

  • PinkyK

    He’s dreeeeeeaaaammy. Sigh….

  • JR Labrador

    The pink and green sweater derails the Express to Butchtown but the gun show pulls it back.

    • whaddami

      Oh, win. I just can’t with that pullover — seriously? Variegated pink with green stripes? Is Rodarte responsible for that monstrosity?

  • MW

    I’m surprised at how much I find myself liking the hipster jumper on him. Keep it. Or share it with Arthur Darvill, either way is fine with me.

  • http://instagram.com/nevareese International Model

    I’m not alone in wanting the next X-Men movie to be nothing but McAvoy making out with Fassbender, am I?

    • http://foodycat.blogspot.co.uk/ Alicia

      No. You are not.

    • whaddami

      If the fanfic world is anything to go by, you’re in extensive company (and really, if you haven’t seen the aforementioned Graham Norton episode about that, you really, really need to).

      • http://instagram.com/nevareese International Model

        I’ve read the fan fic long before any of the movies. Never did anything for me until Fassbender and McAvoy. It always helps to cast hot, foreign men…

        • Gloriana Reginata

          Eh, Xavier and Magneto are a hot couple in any of their incarnations: comicsverse, Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellan, or McAvoy and Fassbender. I do not discriminate by either age or…2Dness(??)

          (But it must be said that Fassbender and McAvoy win.)

    • Gloriana Reginata

      You are absolutely, totally and categorically not alone.

      Or, you know, they could just have long emotional conversations together. It would all be good. I’m not too greedy.

      • http://instagram.com/nevareese International Model

        Mental porn. I can get on board with that.

        • demidaemon

          Considering Xavier’s powers, I’m pretty sure they engage in that, too.

    • demidaemon

      Not at all. In fact, we should request it.

  • Pterodactyl111

    He has such beautiful eyes.

  • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gaby

    I feel like he’s rapidly turning into a cross between Gary Oldman and Edward Norton.

    • ellisd123

      Ha! I was just thinking Jude Law and Edward Norton.

  • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gaby

    Also I’m pretty sure that’s an upscale version of Freddie Krueger’s sweater. Just sayin’.

  • jilly_d

    unnnnhhhh that last shot. “pounce*

  • stubbornthoughts

    UUUUUUNNNNNNGGGGGHHHHHHHHH was the noise I made when I saw this posted on the homepage.

    It’s also the sound I kept making the whole way through this.

  • yayito83

    And now i can enjoy my weekend

  • frannyprof

    Yeah… nope. Still does nothing for me.

  • CeeQ

    yummy. I love that he has a t shirt tan =D

  • marlie

    Broody McAvoy never disappoints, that hiddy sweater notwithstanding.

  • Mozo1

    I would take him anytime, anywhere.

  • quiltrx

    I think I’m alone here, but I think that bathroom shot is the one that really gets me tingling. You go ahead and wash up, James, because it’s about to get REAL dirty up in here…

    • PumaThurman

      You are hilarious. Also not alone. That’s the one that makes me go rawrrrr.

  • http://armchairauthor.wordpress.com/ LesYeuxHiboux

    I will bathe in whatever he wants me to.

  • demidaemon

    I like him in the horrifying hipster sweater. The jeans are showing off the package nicely as well.

  • Tanya Wade

    I f-love that sweater. And would gladly knit him one if he even glanced my way with that FACE.

  • rhymeswithorange

    “Not for girls”- I disagree! 😉

  • Kimberlini

    I’d love to cheat on long-haired McAvoy with short-haired McAvoy. Especially on a leather sofa.

  • kim bunchalastnames

    the headline on this magazine should be “raising eyebrow.”

  • latina fey

    he’s so pretty…

  • e jerry powell

    There needs to be more breast in this guyditorial. If Elba has to do it…