Mcavoy Appreciates Life More After Uganda Trip06 July 2008
Mcavoy Appreciates Life More After Uganda Trip
The Scottish star was brought up by his maternal grandparents in the rough Drumchapel area of Glasgow after his parents split when he was just seven years old.
MCAvoy had long considered himself to have lived a hard life, but once he witnessed first-hand the desperate conditions most Ugandans had to live in, he was more appreciative of his upbringing.
He says, "I used to think that (I had a tough upbringing). I used to have a bit of a working-class chip on my shoulder, because the area I come from is so rough.
"But then I went to Uganda to make the film The Last King of Scotland and I looked around at the poverty there, and I realised that, in relative world terms, I'm actually super-duper, upper-class, through-the-roof posh.
"Any chip I had on my shoulder about Glasgow was insulting to the people who lived in other parts of the world, and it made me completely re-evaluate my place in it."
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