Many celebrities think nothing of flaunting their wealth before the public. Lavish spending is commonplace. Exotic cars. Expensive jewelry. Buying pricey real estate. Sometimes, no thought is given to the concept of saving for a rainy day or planning for tomorrow when the work may dry up. Such is not the case with Scottish-born actor, James McAvoy. Speaking to Daily Mail, the 35-year-old star of Atonement and the X-Men franchise, said he is proud of his working-class values. McAvoy practices to this day the example of his grandparents, who brought him up in Glasgow’s Drumchapel area and instilled in him the idea of being frugal.
The “thrifty millionaire”–as the Daily Mail styles McAvoy–is just a regular bloke deep down inside with a big heart. McAvoy explained: “When it come to the people I love, I’m generous, but I don’t need much. I spend money on groceries and pay my bills.”