Celebrity James McAvoy Makes Press Rounds for 'X-Men: Apocalypse' After Announcing Divorce, Stops By 'The Late Show' James McAvoy talked about being Scottish on The Late Show, Wednesday, just under two weeks after announcing split from wife Anne-Marie Duff By Lindsay Kimble Lindsay Kimble Lindsay Kimble is a Senior Digital News Editor and the Sports Editor for PEOPLE Digital. She's worked at PEOPLE for over seven years as a writer, reporter and editor across our Entertainment, Lifestyle and News teams, covering everything from the Super Bowl to the Met Gala. She's been nominated for the ASME NEXT Awards for Journalists Under 30, and previously wrote for Us Weekly while on staff at Wenner Media. People Editorial Guidelines Published on May 26, 2016 12:45 PM Share Tweet Pin Email James McAvoy is back in the spotlight just under two weeks after announcing his split from wife Anne-Marie Duff after nine years of marriage. The actor, who is promoting his new movie X-Men: Apocalypse, joined his costars for several press interviews this week, including a solo appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Wednesday. While McAvoy didn’t address his divorce, he did joke about often portraying an Englishman on screen – despite being from Scotland. “I’m professional Englishman but I’m a private Scotsman,” he joked, adding, “In my spare time I’m Scottish.” After extolling the many attributes of traditional Scottish breakfast sausage, McAvoy, 37, went on to explain that after 16 years of living in London, his accent has changed. “To be honest with you, I just got fed up with people going, ‘What’s he saying? What’s that boy saying?’ ” he joked in a faux-Southern tone. McCoy and Duff, who were married in a quiet ceremony on Oct. 18, 2006, announced their breakup in early May. The couple have one child together, son Brendan, born in 2010. RELATED VIDEO: Stephen Colbert Interviews a Cartoon Version of Donald Trump “We enter this next phase with continued friendship, love and respect for one another and the shared focus of caring for our son,” the pair said in a statement. “We ask that you respect our and, most importantly, our child’s privacy during this time.” X-Men: Apocalypse hits theaters on Friday.