Henry Cavill speaks out for the first time since being cast in one of the most iconic roles in the world in this week’s Entertainment Weekly.
EW not only has the scoop, they got Cavill on the cover in a Superman t-shirt.
The feature includes details about the British actors audition process, which included shooting a screen test wearing a replica of Christopher Reeve’s Superman costume. “If you can put on that suit and pull it off,” said director Zack Snyder, “that’s an awesome achievement.”
Cavill was apparently worried about getting into the suit seeing as how he had just recently shed a good amount of muscle tone for a film he shot with Bruce Willis called The Cold Light Of Day. EW reports Cavill remembering an assistant helping him get into the iconic costume and thinking, “Oh, god. They’re going to look at me and go ‘He’s not Superman. Not a chance.’ The actor inside me was going: You’re not ready! You’re not ready!”
As we all know now, his worries were unwarranted. “He walked out, and no one laughed,” said Snyder. “Other actors put that suit on, and it’s a joke, even if they’re great actors. Henry put it on, and he exuded this kind of crazy-calm confidence that just made me go ‘Wow.’ Okay: This was Superman.’”
There’ll be lots more Super-details from Cavill, plus an article on the massive amount of superhero films landing in the next two years, when the issue hits stands tomorrow.