2011 Movie News Archives

November 11, 2011: Henry Cavill on Modernizing Superman

Man of Steel MovieLine.com has published an interview with Henry Cavill in which he discusses filming "Man of Steel", the beard, and how he thinks fans will react to his take on Superman.

    Meanwhile, while shooting Man of Steel you've got people wondering things like what earthly tools are strong enough to shave or maintain Superman's beard. Is it a strange thing to deal with, people focusing so much on these kinds of non-serious aspects instead of your work?

    [Laughs] I think in this day and age it's all part and parcel. There are people taking photographs of us working all the time. It's just one of those things; you've got to take it in stride. And you know, I put all the prep work into it. I'm not necessarily being shot in the best, most flattering of lights, but I put the hard work in and the performance will come later. People will see the movie, hopefully. It'll help when people see these photos beforehand, from various movies, to sell them more on the character. So it's less of that transition phase from seeing an actor on screen to believing a character and getting wrapped up in the story being told.

    Superman's such a familiar character, so deeply ingrained in pop cultural history. What do you think fans will be most surprised to see added to the canon in Man of Steel?

    There's only so much I can say, I'm afraid, about the job or the character. But what I can tell you is that we're going to make him easier to relate to, and it's a modernization of the role.

Read the complete interview at MovieLine.com.

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