James Mcavoy top of my list to play Prof X, says 'X-Men' director

Last Updated: Thu, May 26, 2011 12:20 hrs

'X-Men: First Class' director Matthew Vaughn has revealed that James McAvoy was the first person he thought of while casting for the role of Professor X in the film.

"When we talked about who could play Professor X, I thought McAvoy was perfect. He was top of my list," Contactmusic quoted Vaughn as telling to HeyuGuys.co.uk

"I think he got pretty annoyed at me, because I made him audition with every single actor who came in to play Magneto. I was wheeling him in every day saying, 'You've got to read with this actor, or this other actor', and then when Michael (Fassbender) came in, after twenty seconds of the two of them together I was like, 'OK, I've found Magneto'," he added.

Matthew also said that seeing the chemistry between actors before starting filming was "really, really important". (ANI)

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