X-Men: Days Of Future Past premiere: Michael Fassbender, Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen interviewed

X-Men's leading men open up on the red carpet

Stars of the X-Men prequel Days of Future Past spoke to London Live on the red carpet in the capital's Leicester Square today, where the film was receiving its UK premiere.

Michael Fassbender talked about the "big boots" he had to fill in playing a young Erik Lehnsherr, a.k.a. Magneto, the leader of mutants, alongside Sir Ian McKellen, who played the character in the first three films, with Fassbender having first taken the role in 2011's X-Men: First Class.

This movie features both actors as the plot spans two time periods.

Fassbender says that having lived in London for 18 years, he thinks of it as "a home away from home." Asked how it feels to be ranked as one of the world's sexiest men - alongside co-stars James McAvoy and Hugh Jackman, he laughs and says: "Sexy."

Sir Patrick Stewart, who plays Professor X, said the London fans make the events here "very special". He also says he has no immediate plans to return to the stage.

The actor for his arch-nemesis, Magneto, Ian McKellen, agrees with Sir Patrick, that making the film was like "meeting up with old friends". Asked what he would tell his younger self if, like his character, he could travel back in time, he suggested: "Cheer up it's going to get better!"

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