Henry graces the cover of this month’s issue of Elle Men China! Check out outtakes in our gallery. I’ll add scans of the feature if I ever get them.
Henry has graced the cover of next month’s Men’s Health magazine! In the interview, he talked about his movie projects, The Witcher, and whether he’ll play Superman again. You can read the full feature at Men’s Health website, but here’s an excerpt:
The Witcher combines the sneaky charisma Cavill displayed in U.N.C.L.E. and Fallout with the sinew and strength he built up for his superhero roles. After working on Fallout, Cavill was keen to do his own stunts on The Witcher, including rigorously choreographed sword fights. But he was most excited, he says, about the chance to understand Geralt’s place in the world. “It’s funny how much he’s actually like us,” he says. “Geralt has that thing of trying so damn hard and being misconstrued or not appreciated—of people having a negative opinion of you, despite you actually trying to do the right thing.”
Which brings to mind Cavill’s lengthy stretch as Superman—the three movies that made him an international star while also leaving a large segment of fans unsatisfied. He’s cautious when discussing the films themselves, so consider these assessments the height of his candor: Man of Steel? “A great starting point. If I were to go back, I don’t think I’d change anything.” Batman v Superman? “Very much a Batman movie. And I think that realm of darkness is great for a Batman movie.” Justice League? “It didn’t work.”
Cavill almost reprised his Superman role for a blip-sized cameo in this year’s Shazam! but says he couldn’t do it because of his Fallout schedule. That absence—coupled with the fact that The Witcher could wind up as a Game of Thrones–like epic that eats up a huge chunk of his calendar—furthered the speculation that his time in the cape was finished. “I’m not just going to sit quietly in the dark as all this stuff is going on,” Cavill says of the rumors. “I’ve not given up the role. There’s a lot I have to give for Superman yet. A lot of storytelling to do. A lot of real, true depths to the honesty of the character I want to get into. I want to reflect the comic books. That’s important to me. There’s a lot of justice to be done for Superman. The status is: You’ll see.”
Henry (with his curls) is featured in next month’s issue of GQ Germany! Check out the behind-the-scenes video of the photo shoot session below. The full interview is in German, but here’s an excerpt (hopefully accurately) translated in English. Also, check out scans and some outtakes in our gallery!
Mister Cavill, Last summer you made headlines with “Mission: Impossible – Fallout”, not least thanks to your mustache. Do you miss that sometimes?
The mustache had its time. Maybe it will be the day of his return, but it will take a while.
There were enthusiastic responses to the look on the internet. Or are you not following what’s written on and about you on the net?
I make an effort to read the comments below my posts. I also study fan and movie pages to see how the mood is there. I try to get a sense of how my work is perceived, at the same time I do not want to attach too much importance to online commentary.
Her career began 18 years ago. At that time, they worked in bars and nightclubs in England to afford the auditioning auditions in Los Angeles. How present are these times still in your head?
That feels very far away. But it’s not like I’ll ever forget those years. I really appreciate where I stand today and I’m still working hard. Only that the hard work has changed a bit.
At that time, were you sure that you would succeed in the breakthrough? Or were there phases of doubt?
At the time, I was driven by a mixture of belief in myself and the sense of reality. I had forbidden myself to make too many thoughts of failure. At the same time, however, I have repeatedly questioned whether I’m really happy with acting. As a young actor, you really do not have it easy: you need a name to get the big parts, but to make a name for yourself, you need big parts … There have been many moments in which I’ve thought of that To hang up a film career and go to the military. That was my plan B.
A little late on these, sorry, but I have updated the gallery with scans of the full feature on Henry in last month’s issue of Square Mile magazine.
I have updated the gallery with scans of Henry’s full feature in this month’s issue of GQ Australia magazine.