ACTOR James McAvoy was full of praise for his X-Men co-star Jennifer Lawrence’s “naked body” as he accepted the best sci-fi award for the film at last night’s Empire Awards.
“I’d like to thank Jennifer Lawrence’s wonderful blue hue and naked body for ensuring I didn’t even feature in that
clip,” he said after accepting the gong for X-Men: Days of Future Past.
The actor, who played
Professor X in the hit franchise only had a little screen time in comparison to his 24-year-old co-star, which he puts down to her costume.
“If we weren’t fans of
X-Men when we started, we are now, and I just hope that when we do Apocalypse this summer, we do the fans as proud as we did this time. Thank you Empire! We do hugely appreciate it.”
The full list of winners at the 2015 Jameson Empire Awards are as follows:
Best Male Newcomer - Taron Egerton (Kingsman: The Secret Service)
Best Female Newcomer - Karen Gillan (Guardians Of The Galaxy/Oculus)
Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy - X-Men: Days Of Future Past
Best Horror - The Babadook
Best Comedy - Paddington
Best Thriller - The Imitation Game
Best British Film - Kingsman: The Secret Service
Best Actor - Andy Serkis (Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes)
Best Actress - Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl)
Best Director - Christopher Nolan (Interstellar)
Empire Hero - Game Of Thrones
Empire Inspiration - Christopher Nolan
Empire Legend - Ralph Fiennes