James McAvoy considered career in the navy

Updated: Oct 04, 2013, 10:43 AM IST

London: `X-Men: First Class` star James McAvoy considered becoming a sailor before becoming an actor.

The 34-year-old actor, who has had a phenomenal on-screen career, said before he decided on life as a thespian he considered sailing the seas with the British Navy, reported Contactmusic.

"I considered joining the navy at one point, it was either the navy or drama school. But luckily I got into drama school, I only applied for one and thankfully I got in ... Otherwise I would not be sitting here! I never really considered being an actor... Until I was working as an actor strangely enough," he said.

Although McAvoy is very proud of his career and loves his job, he admits there are some extra-curricular activities that go with his profession that he does not enjoy.

"I don`t like working out for films, I generally kind of get really annoyed with it. Although, for the last couple of months I`ve been going to the gym and liking it... Oh my gosh, shock horror for me!," he added.