I have never been excited about Superman since Christopher Reeve. He was the only Superman I loved and I thought that he will be my Superman forever… until….. Henry Cavill!
Not only does he look like Christopher Reeve, he looks so much like Superman! Ha!
When asked recently about his role, he says:
What was the last Halloween costume that you wore?
Cavill: Actually, I dressed up as Superman this last Halloween.
Were you filming on Halloween, in costume?
Cavill: I was, yeah.
Did you ever dress up as Superman when you were a kid?
Cavill: Yeah! Yeah, I think all of my brothers did at some stage. I’ve even got photos of my little nephews in Superman outfits. Apparently, they went to school when I first heard the news. One of them was wearing a little Superman outfit and the teacher sort of told them off and then spoke to my sister-in-law after, saying, “I don’t know what’s going on with the boys. I don’t know what you’ve been telling them. They’ve been lying to me, because they’re telling me that their uncle is Superman and frankly it’s ridiculous.” Which brought my sister-in-law out there and she said, “Actually, it’s not ridiculous; he is [Superman]. So you’ve got to let them wear their little outfits. Thank you very much.” [laughs]
I know you can’t get into specifics on Man of Steel, but what has surprised you about making the film thus far?
Cavill: I haven’t had any surprises. It’s a really long shoot. The stuff we were shooting in Chicago…it feels like an age ago, it feels like a different movie altogether. I’ve been a part of this project for a while and been in pre-production since April. It’s fantastic. You get fully immersed in the world. It’s a wonderful experience.
Wouldn’t it be cool if you can actually say that your uncle is Superman??? That would be super cool!!