James McAvoy admits that he was addicted to games. The actor underwent fire therapy to heal his addiction, as he spent all night playing The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion.
As you can see, Professor X can also become addicted. James McAvoy, once so obsessed with The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, was forced to take extremely drastic measures to ensure he wouldn’t play all night anymore.
In an interview with Forbes, the actor recalls a moment in 2007 when he had to get up to work in the morning after playing games all night.
My partner at that time bought me an Xbox 360 console and The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. It was the kind of game I always liked to play as a kid: role-playing games, Zelda, Secret of Mana, all that kind of stuff. For example, I love fantasy RPGs. So I’m over there in Dublin. I have to go to bed at 10pm as I get up at 6am every morning. And I just sit until four in the morning and play Oblivion. This game sends me to the Abyss! I went to bed at 5:35 am. My friend who picked me up honked his horn at 5:45 am. And I was like, “Oh my God, I have to do something.” I got up, took the record from the Xbox 360 and turned on the gas hob. I just put a game disc on it and watched it burn and melt. And I said, “Right, we’re done, done, no more!”
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This started a game detox for McAvoy. Admittedly, he had other things to take care of – during this time, he starred in Macbeth, Split, Glass and several X-Men games, while also becoming a father.
However, it was his son who got the actor into games again, more specifically the FIFA series of games. The actor also mentioned how much games mean to him today. This is a great alternative not to leave your home during a pandemic.
Me and my 40-year-old buddies, all with gray hair or bald spots on their heads, now chat every two or three nights while playing Warzone and talk about life, love, all being completely annihilated by 12-year-old kids from other countries.
We will be able to watch James McAvoy on August 27, in the latest comedy Together. He will perform there with Sharon Horgan, among others. Together is the story of an ordinary family, one of many who have found a way to survive – together. This hilarious and heartbreaking story centers on two partners who are forced to reassess themselves and their relationship during the lockdown.
Source: Forbes.com/ Introduction illustration: In this film publicity image provided by 20th Century Fox, James McAvoy portrays Charles Xavier in a scene from “X-Men: First Class.” The “X-Men” franchise will get another boost in 2016 with the release of “X-Men: Apocalypse.” (AP Photo / 20th Century Fox, Murray Close).