Scottish actor James McAvoy appeared on “The Graham Norton Show” this weekend in the UK to promote the release of “Victor Frankenstein” and talk of his role as Professor Charles Xavier in the “X-Men” films came up.
As we know, next year’s “X-Men: Apocalypse” will finally show us how the character loses his hair, indeed McAvoy shaved his head and sported a bald look for a decent portion of the film’s shoot. The details of how his locks vanish, however, have been kept quiet.
Norton asked McAvoy if there’s a “good reason for why he goes bald” of it’s really dull to which the actor responded:
“He ends up going through something so horrible and painful that he literally half pulls his hair out half… it falls out. I just s–t myself because I know, Fox Studios who own me might be angry with me for sharing that.”
Xavier’s use of Cerebro in the film to try and find Apocalypse, the most powerful mutant on Earth and the film’s villain, has been speculated by fans to be the likeliest cause. We won’t know the truth until the film opens in late May.