Henry Cavill has had to do extra mental and physical preparation to play characters like Superman or Gerald de Rivia in ‘The Witcher’, especially after some casting rejected him because of his weight, an obsession he carries with him.
Henry Cavill affirms that he feels a physical obligation according to his film roles
Hollywood actor Henry Cavill admitted in an interview that, in his case, the physical preparation he had to do to be ‘Superman’ was exhausting, since the “weight” of supporting the role of a superhero led him to be interested in improving every day more his physique.
Henry Cavill’s career has gone through moments of ups and downs, but today he is one of the most sought-after Hollywood actors in the world of cinema. The British actor has admitted that he has not always been as happy and enthusiastic about his physique as he is now.
As Henry Cavill himself was able to tell our colleagues from Men’s Health US during an interview, when he auditioned for another of the most emblematic roles in the film industry as James Bond, Director Martin Campbell told him that he “seemed a bit chubby and didn’t know how to train or diet.”.
These words caused a radical change in the mind of Henry Cavill reaching such an extent that another of the great Hollywood actors such as Dwayne Johnson wants to train with him because his training is very “hardcore”.
Henry Cavill: “It’s not that I’m a golden god, I’m just proud of what I achieved”
With an extensive film history, from ‘The Witcher’ to roles in ‘Black Adam’ or ‘Mission Impossible: Fallout’, Henry Cavill admits that one of the most important roles for him was SupermanSince for him to play a superhero with such great physical abilities, he had to take responsibility for improving his physical preparation according to what the role was asking of him at each moment of action.
“I am representing important characters. I don’t want to be a chubby Geralt or a fat Superman. I know what it feels like to go from zero shape to strong, and the satisfaction of ‘Man, well done.’ It’s not that I’m a golden god, I’m just proud of what I achieved. And then you can take your clothes off in front of your partner, and they’re like, ‘Damn, you look great!’ Yes, I am making other people happy”, indicated Henry Cavill.