James McAvoy shows off his nerd-hot glasses in NYC: would you hit it?


For a special Christmas Eve treat, I thought you would enjoy a good eye-snog with a bespectacled James McAvoy. I’m not sure I remember ever seeing James with glasses – they suit him, right? And it’s not just because I love his frames (HOT!) or because I have similar frames (twinsies!). It’s like… Scottish Clark Kent. He’s hot and nerdy with the glasses, and then he’ll whip them off and you’ll be like “OMG, Super-Scotsman!”

James was photographed in NYC last Friday, wandering around. I have no idea what he was doing in the city – perhaps some promotion for Filth, although I think it’s going to be a while until we Americans get to see it. Filth is out in Europe, though, and James has gotten rave reviews and he’s even been winning awards (yay).

Next up for James is The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, which doesn’t even have a release date, and X-Men: Days of Future Past, which comes out May 2014. James once again plays the young Professor X, and according to a recent interview Patrick Stewart gave, it seems the young Prof. X and old Prof. X come face-to-face in the film. Stewart said: “James and I come not just face-to-face, but nose-to-nose almost. When we shot that scene, it was James’s first day of work on the movie, and it was my last day. So I was saying goodbye to X-Men, and he was saying hello.” Unfortunately, Ian McKellen didn’t get any screen time with his younger version, Michael Fassbender. You know Ian would have loved that.



Photos courtesy of Pacific Coast News.

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  1. LB says:

    This is not even up for debate. Hell, yes I would hit it.

  2. blue marie says:

    Absolutely!! And now I have something to look at while sitting on my butt at work. I love a good pair of glasses..

  3. Ice Maiden says:

    I seem to the only person on this board who doesn’t fancy James McEvoy. Great actor, certainly, and seems like a really nice guy. But hot? Not for me.

  4. Miss says:

    Hell yeah! He looks even hotter than usual with the nerdy glasses. <3

  5. T.Fanty says:

    I would hit it so hard. And quickly, before Miss Jane arrives and slaps me away. Glasses just make thin even hotter. I loves me some nerdy looking men.

    His missus is in NYC right now, in the Ethan Hawke Macbeth (snigger).

    • j.eyre says:

      I am disappointed in you, Ms. Fanty – where’s your Christmas cunning? Put on his glasses and I can’t slap you, only scowl from the corner and critique you new “moves.”

      However both of us best hide under the bed when Miss Jupitero shows up – she has a pretty vicious ear thwack and will stop at nothing for this little Scot.

      (ps – I wonder how some nice single malt would taste when licked from his navel. That’s the traditional way, yes?)

      • T.Fanty says:

        Miss Eyre,

        I do believe that’s how Christmas whiskey was consumed in Biblical times. If it isn’t, I’ll tape a bit of holly to his glasses, and it’ll be festive enough to pass.

        So, I’m still trying to decide whether I can part with the $35 to see Mrs. Mac, Ethan Hawke and the divine Daniel Sunjata before it closes next week. I’m hoping that if I hold on for another few days, the Lincoln Center will mail me an envelope of cash if I promise to see it.

      • j.eyre says:

        Oh thank goodness you told me about the Biblical context for whiskey – I will adjust the Nativity Play tonight accordingly (and it seems appropriate to recast the Wise People.)

        The magnificent Anne-Marie with a possible Mac sighting in the audience AND Daniel Sunjata who *thud*… sorry, the mental image of that Demi-God alone always makes me woozy. Anyway, I say go for it and just put an ear bud in of The Mac’s performance to play over anything Hawke has to say.

      • T.Fanty says:

        *I* am the only wise man you need to know. Sigh. I can’t believe that I have to explain that.

        I like your plan. Watch the news this week and see if the Ginger Broadway Streaker makes it to your end of the country.

    • Becks says:

      I’m with you T. Fanty. I love me some men in glasses. He looks soooo hot!

  6. mia girl says:

    Me, one of the founding members of the Macettes, would I hit it? Is that even a real question?!

    Put it this way, I would hit it so hard his egg would nog.

  7. kristi b says:

    Oh I’d hit that everyday and twice in Sunday, he’s #1 in my freebie five! And his wife is playing lady Macbeth w. Ethan Hawke on Broadway right now, which is likely why he’s here.

    • Sunny says:

      Is she? I bet she is fabulous!

      I love him/them. He is on my forever list because unlike most actors, you don’t want him to immediately shut up when he opens his mouth to speak.

      He is just so funny, smart, and charming. I saw him do a Q & A after a special workshop screening of Elanor Rigby and he was fantastic. It made me love him even more.

  8. Jennifer12 says:

    Right out of the park. Yes, I would.

  9. Devon says:

    On any other day, I’d hit it and hit it hard. Maybe I’m just being a fickle bitch today but this outfit is just not doing it for me. The glasses, the jacket, the ROLLED UP JEANS… it all off putting. Normally, I love men in glasses but I’m all sorts of ugh.

  10. Helvetica says:

    Love this guy. I bet he makes a wonderful husband. He just seems so authentic and genuine.

  11. daisyfly says:

    In every which way the Wonka glass elevator rides, baby.

  12. miriam says:

    I would be all over him. He’s perfect.

    He’s in NY spending time with his wife, who is on stage there right now (if she wasn’t so great I’d hate her for stealing my man!!!).

  13. lady mary. says:

    duh!!!!! anytime anywhere !!! but iam addicted these days to Rufus sewell ,that is one man
    that would put these fragile new brit/scot beauties to shame ,is there anyone else here who adores Rufus ?

    • MavenTheFirst says:

      I had a thing for him at one time. If you have not, you must watch “Dangerous Beauty”, for him, and for the true story of an amazingly intelligent, independent, and courageous woman who was a courtesan. She wrote and has been published. But like most women over the centuries, has been overlooked even though she exuded intelligence and the intellectual . IMO, she should have a place among other great writers.

    • Trashaddict says:

      Absolutely adore Rufus Sewell and fell for him during the “Zen” series, not to mention “In a savage land”. I would not hit them, I would kiss them all over. I would sit on a beach with Rufus and cuddle under a tartan blanket with James. In my dreams…..

      • lady mary. says:

        @trash addict ,i loved him in ZEN too ,its only recently i got to know abt Rufus , when i saw “pillars of the Earth “,he is quite an underated actor ,i absolutely went gaga abt him in “taming of the shrew “if u have not seen this series i suggest you do , he is in with Shirley henderson and its absolutely hillarious

  14. Santolina says:

    The combination of a high forehead, glasses and a beard turns me to jelly. Must be some deep-seated biological urge to mate with brainy, masculine types.

  15. MavenTheFirst says:

    In my eyes, he can do no wrong, even when he’s rocking less than sartorial perfection. And I do love the specs!

  16. Tig says:

    No sorry- not this version/ looks like a poor imitation of Edward Norton. Glad he’s spending time in NYC