You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

James McAvoy has to juggle over 24 distinct personalities in M. Night Shyamalan’s “Glass,” but which member of “the Horde” is his favorite?

Kevin Wendell Crumb, a man with dozens of personalities, was originally introduced in the 2016 thriller “Split.” Audiences were delighted as McAvoy transformed into completely different characters, including Barry, Dennis, Hedwig, Mary Reynolds, and Jade. But the fan favorite has always been Patricia.

But where did she come from? Naturally, McAvoy has a whole “kinky” backstory for this captivating Brit.

“She’s pious, religious, devout, celibate, and yet constantly fantasizing about being touched,” McAvoy told Variety at the “Glass” premiere. “It gives her a little kind of kinkiness that I like and made her real fun to play. Real nice conflict within her.”

But where did Patricia originate from, and what was her purpose to serve/protect host Kevin?

“You can identify why she was born,” McAvoy explained. “Kevin was having trouble believing in a god in a world in which he was being physically and sexually abused for his entire childhood. Instead of losing that faith, that facet of his personality dissociated into a whole new person.”

The actor appears to have origin stories for all of Kevin’s personas, but there’s one that didn’t make it to the final cut, McAvoy’s impression of director Shyamalan.

“Glass” comes 19 years after the debut of the first film in Shyamalan’s comic-book trilogy, 2000’s “Unbreakable,” which introduced David Dunn (Bruce Willis) and Mr. Glass (Samuel L. Jackson). “Glass” brings all three characters together in a mental hospital, where they’re being treated (against their will) for their superhero delusions.

“Glass” hit theaters on Friday.

Popular on Variety

More Red Carpet

  • Rihanna at Fifth Annual Diamond Ball

    Rihanna on Hurricane Dorian Relief: 'We Don't Want to Scramble'

    Rihanna talked about her role model, Prime Minister of Barbados Mia Mottley, on the purple carpet for her fifth annual Diamond Ball, held at Cipriani Wall Street in downtown Manhattan. After talking to Variety senior correspondent Elizabeth Wagmeister about why she respects Prime Minister Mottley, Rihanna discussed her foundation’s proactive approach to the Hurricane Dorian relief effort. When [...]

  • Jonathan Groff Go Behind the Scenes

    'Frozen II's' Jonathan Groff on Coming Back as Kristoff

    When Jonathan Groff went to reprise his role as Kristoff in “Frozen II,” he was a little uncertain of his performance. “I remember the first day of recording like, ‘Do I remember how to do this with my voice?’” Groff told Variety at the D23 Expo.  The Tony-nominated actor did, indeed, get his groove back, [...]

  • Jeff Goldblum, Gina Rodriguez, Share Favorite

    Jeff Goldblum, Gina Rodriguez, Awkwafina Pick Their Favorite Disney Princesses

    Jeff Goldblum, Gina Rodriguez, Daisy Ridley, Sterling K. Brown, Awkwafina, and more shared their favorite Disney princesses while walking the carpet at the studio’s D23 Expo conference last week. While Ariel, Moana, and Rapunzel were all popular responses, Yvette Nicole Brown noted that Princess Tiana will always be the most important princess to her. “As [...]

Most Popular

Access exclusive content