As recently posted, Henry is featured in the April 2018 issue of GQ Italia. I have updated the gallery with scans and some outtakes from the gorgeous shoot. I will update them if I get them in better or higher quality. Henry also posted in his Instagram account a short behind-the-scenes footage from the shoot.
In a translated quote, Cavill shares, “When I was twelve, I was ready to go to England to boarding school: I did not know what was waiting for me. I was overweight, and kids can be mean. Or rather, it’s not fair to say mean guys: they are testing themselves and others, their limits, their place in the world.”
Cavill continues, “Removing the parents from the equation, a kid can remain a small hero or a little monster. It was not a good time. My superhero, in that situation, was my mother, who was able to give me the most challenging love, that of detachment.”
The 34-year-old actor recalls his mother saying, “If you keep calling three or four times a day, you will never get out.” He adds, “I can imagine how much it cost her to say, ‘You have to make yourself strong, and face this thing alone.’ And then there have been so many minor heroes, classmates, or older ones, who smile at you when they have no duty to do so, who ask you if everything is ok. It looks like nothing, but at that moment it is so much.”
GQ put together this little BTS (behind the scenes) footage of my shoot with them. Thought I might share it with you guys and gals. Within, you will see my wide range of nowhere stares and, if you're lucky, you'll even spot a somewhere stare or two as well…. Once again, credit and many thanks to the following people for putting this all together. Andrea Tenerani – Creative Director Luca Dini – Editor in Chief Vanessa Contini – Casting Director Nicolo Andreoni – Styling Michelangelo di Battista – Photographer Jacqueline Rathore – Hair Ailbhe Lemass – Make Up