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

Updated: May 26, 2011, 20:50 PM IST

Washington: ‘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”.