The dream of seeing Henry Cavill as James Bond It was closer than imagined and an unexpected reason made it impossible. The 38-year-old British actor gave an interview to Insider and confessed that he auditioned for the role, but held that he was rejected by the director for his physical condition. Why didn’t he fit the character?
Since it is known that Daniel Craig will leave the famous saga after No Time to Die, Cavill is one of the candidates to replace him. Although the film has a release date for October 8, 2021, there are no official confirmations from Universal Pictures yet. Regé-Jean Page, Tom Hardy, Sam Heughan and Idris Elba are also among the candidates.
However, it was unknown that the Superman interpreter was about to embody the character at the beginning of his career. When he was 21 he auditioned for the role and was told it was out of the question because “I wasn’t skinny enough to play James Bond”.
“It was his tough way of saying, ‘Look, buddy, you’re in a screen test for Bond. Next time you come, focus a lot on making sure how you look. ‘ And I wasn’t in any way chubby, but I was probably overweight to take my shirt off for the camera. “, said the star when recalling that moment where they told him in the best possible way that he was not suitable for employment.
Cavill also recalled being “regordete” in his childhood and that he had to overcome certain social mandates such as being able to take off his shirt in public. Over time he began to work his body and today he is prepared for the most burly roles. “If I’m going to play roles like Superman and Geralt de Rivia, I need to be pretty good. It takes hours in the gym.”added.