Henry Cavell is a pretty well-known actor at this point in his career. Not only is he incredibly handsome and very talented, but I mean, can we say he’s the embodiment of perfection at this point? The man played Superman, we’re pretty sure this means that everyone agreed he’s a perfect specimen of a man. But despite his superstardom, we bet there are still a few things you don’t know about him.
1. He’s Is An Avid Gamer
When you first look at Henry Cavill you can’t really imagine him playing games, he looks way more like a muscly quarterback of a football team that would get all the ladies than a gamer geek, but we know better than to judge a book by its cover. Henry loves games, especially single-player games. In fact, he almost missed the call that would inform him he got the role in Superman because he was playing World of Warcraft.
2. Henry Wasn’t Always Ripped
It’s hard to believe that Henry isn’t just naturally blessed with this Superman body, but he did, in fact, have to work hard for it. He actually had doubts he would even get the part because he was 20 lbs heavier during auditions and didn’t think he could actually pull off the costume. And here’s the biggest shock – Henry Cavill’s nickname in school was fat, Cavill. Can you believe it?
3. He Auditioned To Be The Next Bond
It shouldn’t come as a big surprise, Henry actually looks like he’d be the perfect James Bond. But he did audition for the role and lost it to Daniel Craig. Cavill was quick to say that he fully supports Craig’s Bond and that he sees why they chose him. But he remains interested in the role if he ever got the chance and we know his fans would love it too.
4. He Was Almost in Harry Potter
Few people know this, but Henry Cavill auditioned for the role of Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire. However, in the end, he didn’t get it because the casting directors agreed he looked a bit too old of the part. Instead, as we all know now, it was Robert Pattinson who got the role.
5. He Was Meant To Be In Twilight
The author of the Twilight series actually said he was the perfect Edward and Henry was actually supposed to get the part, but as filming schedules changed and the production was pushed back he eventually grew out of the role and again it was Robert Pattinson who got it. Makes you wonder if these two are on good terms. Isn’t it strange that they seem to go out of the same roles even though they look nothing alike?
6. Henry Cavill and 50 Shades Of Grey
Cavill never actually auditioned for the role or had anything to do with that franchise, but his fans wanted him to be in that movie so hard and were so vocal that eventually, the rumor started circulating the media that he would play Christian Grey. It never happened obviously, but Henry has a good sense of humor and he did joke on Twitter that he’s playing the role in the sequel.
7. He Can Run With The Best Of Them
Looking at Henry you’d expect him to be more into weightlifting than cardio, but clearly, he does both. In fact, Henry often supports charities and this one time he did the Gibraltar Rock Run, which is a 5k run with a very high incline. But he’s superman, he can do it all.
8. Henry Has a Soft Spot For Animals
Can this man get any more perfect? So not only is he sweet, charming, incredibly fit and a bit geeky, he’s also into wildlife conservation. He often supports various trusts and charities that are about protecting animals and works closely with the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust.