Henry Cavill Wants To Play Superman For 'Years To Come'
Henry Cavill has revealed he wants to play Superman for 'years to come'.
The 37-year-old expressed his love for the role in an interview with legendary actor Sir Patrick Stewart.
In the Variety 'Actors on Actors' interview, he said: "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 years to come."
The musclebound English actor has played the superhero on three occasions before, in Man of Steel back in 2013, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in 2016 and in 2017's Justice League, and he has previously indicated that his starring role in The Witcher won't stop him playing the classic character.
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View this post on InstagramI've been a fan of Sir Patrick Stewart's work for as long as I can remember. So it was a real privilege to get the opportunity to speak to him with Variety. He is not only an incredible talent but also genuine, kind, and fantastically witty. Thank you, Sir Patrick, for being such a wonderful man and for gifting us all with your fantastic performances. There's a link to our chat in my bio. @SirPatStew @Variety #ActorsOnActors
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Expanding on why he was eager to continue donning the famous cape, Cavill explained how playing Superman had made him a better person.
He said: "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 continued: "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."
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