McAvoy reveals best ever insult he received in Scotland

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JAMES McAvoy has revealed the best insult he ever received while in his homeland.

The Hollywood actor disclosed the extremely rude remark was delivered by a “wee boy” in his native Glasgow.

McAvoy, speaking to website Buzzfeed, said he was on his way to his first movie role when the youngster compared him with a dog’s genitals.

He said: “The best insult I’ve ever heard in Scotland was directed at me when I was 16 on my first acting job.

“On my way to set, a wee boy in Drumchapel shouted at me: “You’re a f****** whippet’s hard-on”.

McAvoy was at the time filming the 1995 thriller The Near Room alongside Lord of the Rings actor, Andy Serkis.

In the interview McAvoy also confirmed that he is a “true Scotsman” when it comes to wearing kilts.

McAvoy, 37, also said that if he hadn’t made it as an actor he would be working as either a nurse or park ranger.

McAvoy is currently starring in thriller movie, Split where his character suffers from dissociative identity disorder (DID) resulting in him having 23 split personalities.

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