Cavill Wants to Continue Being Superman

Cavill Wants Back in the Cape

Henry Cavill wants to continue playing Superman as long as possible. The Witcher star sat down with Sir Patrick Stewart for an Actors On Actors interview released Wednesday by Variety. The two British thespians, known for their genre roles, sat down for a long chat to discuss their careers. During the interview, the subject of Superman obviously came up. Cavill’s been rumored to be coming back, at least to cameo, in upcoming DC projects. Cavill answered Stewart by saying:

Henry Cavill - image via IMDb
Henry Cavill
Image via IMDb

“I’ve always been a fan of Superman. With a character like that, you carry the mantle with you off set. And it becomes part of your public representation. When you meet children, children don’t necessarily see me as Henry Cavill, but they might see Superman, and there’s a responsibility which comes with that. Because it’s such a wonderful character, it’s actually a responsibility I’m happy to have and I hope that I get to play more of Superman in the years to come.”

Superman Opening Doors

Cavill went on to explain how thankful he is for having played Superman, both professionally and personally:

“My life has changed dramatically because of it. And it has given me plenty of opportunity for roles, and yeah, it’s been one of those characters which changed the entire course of my career. I’m incredibly grateful for it, and it’s also taught me a lot about myself. He’s so good, he’s so kind, and when you start to compare yourself to him, because you’re playing him, you start to really look inwards. You say, ‘Am I a good person? Can I be a good enough person to play Superman?’ And if you ever hear a whisper in there which is like, ‘Hmm, hold on a second. Maybe not,’ then you adjust it, and you make sure you are a better person. I think that’s all we can do in life.”

Hints of the Future

Both actors went on to discuss stagecraft and acting, including the fact Cavill auditioned in front of Stewart when first starting out. Both men are obviously fans of each other’s work, with Cavill, a proud nerd, being a Trekkie, and Stewart being an avid fan of the Witcher series.

But of course, Stewart had one final question…

The full interview can be found online at Variety‘s website, or in their upcoming Actors On Actors issue.


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