Henry Cavill had a backup plan in the event of a failed acting career

Henry Cavill had a backup plan in the event of a failed acting career

The ‘Superman’ actor shares his past patriotic goals

Known for his role as Superman in recent DC Comics superhero films, Henry Cavill talked about his backup plan if he failed to establish a long-term acting career.

In an interview with Men’s Fitness magazine, he said: “Thankfully at this stage I’ve got my foot in the door enough that if someone tried to slam it shut, I could probably squeeze a little bit and keep the door open.”

The 33-year-old actor also added: “As far as a full back-up plan, it was the British Armed Forces. But being 33 years old I think I’m too old to join now.”

Cavill revealed he would have quit acting but was lucky enough to get a screen test for the role of James Bond.

“There were plenty of times I thought it wouldn’t happen. At one stage I was like, ‘If this next movie doesn’t do well then I’m out, I’m going to join the Armed Forces’. Then I got the screen test for Bond and thought, my name is out there now, so maybe I should stick around. And I did.”

Cavill also admitted he isn’t into acting merely for the love of the art. Finances play a central role and he isn’t afraid to flaunt a lavish lifestyle while also accommodating friends and family.

He shared: “When I’m making money I’m spending it on nice stuff, whether that be lavish holidays for me and my friends or just seeing something and going in a shop and saying, ‘Yeah, I want that for the house,’ and buying it. Spending money on my friends, buying dinner for everyone, drinks for everyone, it’s a nice place to be, and I like people to feel cared for.”

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