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    Henry Cavill Once Said That Being Superman Changed His Love Life Terribly

    You might think being Superman would help you get all the ladies. Well, such wasn’t the case for Superman actor Henry Cavill.

    Though the role helped him gain massive popularity and a fortune, it didn’t really do a lot for his love life. Here’s why being Superman changed Henry Cavill’s love life, terribly.

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    How Henry Cavill Prepared To Be Superman

    Henry Cavill as Superman
    Henry Cavill as Superman

    True Cavill fans know how hard the British actor pushed himself to step into the shoes of the superhero. The film required him to build a tough physique and work on his body. According to him, achieving Superman’s physique was a careful and complicated process. He even opened up about the different kinds of workouts he used to follow to get in shape for the character.

    Cavill stated, “There is no one Superman workout. There are lots of different kinds of workouts required for the Superman physique. It is a body sculpting thing. You are balancing the diet as much as you can, trying to keep the body proportionate.”

    He trained with Hollywood trainer Mark Twight, known for his climbing feats. Twight even coached the cast of 300 and trained many professional athletes. Later for The Witcher, Cavill worked with Dave Rienzi, who is also Dwayne Johnson’s strength coach.

    Cavill would hit the gym for 2.5 hours a day, 4-5 times a week. While the exact details of his workouts remain undisclosed, some insights have come through interviews.

    He trained with Hollywood trainer Mark Twight and later on with Dave Rienzi. Cavill hit the gym for 2.5 hours a day and four times a week to work on his body. It also included a strict diet.

    While the role required bodily efforts on his part, he did end up getting a perfectly chiseled body. In 2013, he was named the Sexiest Man Alive British Glamour magazine. This was followed by a series of more accolades on his attractiveness. This didn’t, however help uplift his love life.

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    Why Did Playing ‘Superman’ Change Henry Cavill’s Love Life Terribly?

    Henry Cavill as Superman
    Henry Cavill as Superman

    Cavill stated how being ‘Superman’ affected his life because he felt pressurised when dealing with romantic partners. He said that his role as ‘Superman’ somehow led to him having a diminished image of himself.

    The actor revealed his insecurities when it came to being with women and the potential anxiety that they loved him for his role as the hero and not for his true self. He revealed on telling himself, “‘Mate, you’re a mess. If you were to meet a bird out in a bar and bring her home, she’s expecting Superman. This is not Superman and she’s going to be mega-disappointed.’”

    Cavill said, “There is a blessing in being Superman. You get more attention. But there is also a curse, which is that you’d better f***ing look like Superman any time you need to get your kit off.”

    He then talked about his own insecurities and said, “If I look in the mirror I might say, ‘You are looking good!’ Other days, like today, because I am off-season and have not been training, I’ll say, ‘Look at you, fat f***’,”

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    Nibir is nineteen, an autumn lover, and a poetry enthusiast. She loves Taylor Swift, Jeff Buckley, Sally Rooney and everything that's blue. She has had one year of experience as a content writer at First Curiosity and writes poetry and researches on literary criticism in her free time. Nibir is also an ardent reader and a fierce feminist. She aspires to author books someday and be an advocate for mental health.

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