Henry Cavill Talks About Man Of Steel Beard; Immortals Director And Co-Star React To Casting!

Henry Cavill Talks About Man Of Steel Beard; Immortals Director And Co-Star React To Casting!

Henry Cavill Talks About <i>Man Of Steel</i> Beard; <i>Immortals</i> Director And Co-Star React To Casting!

Immortals director Tarsem Singh and actress Freida Pinto comment on how it felt to find out that Henry Cavill had been cast as Superman, while the actor himself comments on buffing up and the various stages of beard he sports in Man of Steel...

Talking to The Vancouver Sun, Immortals director Tarsem Singh had this to say when quizzed about casting a then relative unknown like Henry Cavill in the movie and how the news that he would play Superman helped to ultimately justify his decision. "They knew this was such a big film and I could go with one of the big actors, so why was I stuck on this unknown? But I wouldn’t come off the pole. They finally gave up and said, 'Have your guy.' When I cast Henry as an unknown, I was considered the fool. Eight months ago he’s suddenly cast as Superman, and I’m the genius."

Cavill's co-star Freida Pinto also shared her thoughts on hearing the news that he had been cast as the iconic DC superhero, "I didn’t see it on set, I have to be honest. That might be because he was covered in muck all day (as Theseus). But now that he’s all cleaned up, I look at him and see a fantastic Superman."

"Things are pretty crazy right now," Cavill said when quizzed about how being cast in Man of Steel has changed his life. "And I’m loving it. In this business, 99 percent of the time you hear 'no.' You have to put your head down and just deal. But when you do hear the response you want, it’s a wonderful thing." He added: "I genuinely had to throw my clothes out, since my shoulders are too big and my waist is too small. Everything just doesn’t fit like it used to. I have never been this big."

The actor then went on to reveal that he needs "a little product help" when it comes to the hair, but it will most definitely be his body which fills the suit, not any sort of CGI enhancements. "This takes hours," he revealed gesturing to his chest. It’s been two hours a day for the last eight months."

"The stubble is necessary," he says mysteriously. "I have various stages of a beard (in the film)."


Henry Cavill as Clark Kent/Superman
Amy Adams as Lois Lane
Kevin Costner as Jonathan Kent
Diane Lane as Martha Kent
Michael Shannon as Zod

RELEASE DATE: June 14th, 2013.

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