I want to keep my private life private: James McAvoy

Updated: Sep 30, 2013, 09:17 AM IST

London: ‘X-Men: First Class’ star James McAvoy likes to keep his family away from media attention.

The 34-year-old actor feels grateful for not been stalked by paparazzi, reported Daily Express.

"I think people are quite used to the fact I don`t talk about my private life and the paparazzi don`t usually bother me," McAvoy said.

"I get stopped in the street now and then, but people are nice and I don`t mind that ? I`ve never minded that. All I want to do is keep my private life private my relationship and having a child and all that kind of stuff," he added.

The actor insists that family holds great value in his life.

"Family is really important to me and when a role comes along, you have to weigh up whether it`s worth going overseas for," he said.