Henry Cavill: ‘I’m not just doing this for the art. The money’s fantastic…’

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It’s still amusing to me that Henry Cavill is hustling for Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice much more than Ben Affleck. What has Ben done, really? He’s appeared on a few TV shows and he and Jennifer Garner are playing that stupid maybe-we’ll-reconcile game in the press. And that’s it. Meanwhile, Cavill’s the one on magazine covers and he’s the one really talking about the movie. I’m not sure that’s a smart choice, because Cavill comes across as somewhat smarmy in print interviews, right? And yes, I’m thinking about his recent Elle interview. I guess Cavill’s smarm is better than whatever’s going on with the Batfleck these days. Anyway, Cavill covers the new issue of Man of the World. The interview is… interesting, actually. Cavill admits some stuff that most celebrities will never acknowledge.

He’s not doing this just for the art: “I’m slightly wary of saying this, because it can be frowned upon, certainly by members of my community and people outside my community. But I’m not just doing this for the art. The money’s fantastic and that’s something which I deem — and again, it is frowned upon — very important.”

He enjoys the good life: “You’ve got to enjoy life! I mean, you’ve got to. 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,’ I’m 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.”

Life in first class: “People will be calling me a c–k as they’re reading this, but travel’s great as long as you’re going first class. I mean, traveling to New Zealand in economy, it sucks. Especially if you’re over six feet. But first class? I’m not going to ever pretend to be coy about that. I love it.”

Why he’s dating a 19-year-old: “I didn’t get to mess about and be a university kid, but I get to mess about now. And I’ve actually got money to spend on nice places, rather than having to go to grotty pubs that stink of piss. I don’t like to focus on things that I missed out on. I also got huge benefits, and that’s really good.”

[From Page Six]

Do you admire his honesty or do you think he sounds like a superficial jackass? Or both? I think a lot of movie stars and celebrities feel this way, but they don’t want to brag about the stupid money they’re making, or the incredible perks they get. They’d much rather bitch about how they’re so mistreated and how no one understands their plight or their artistic temperament. So I do appreciate the fact that Henry is more of a normal bloke, and that he’s willing to pull back the curtain on how amazing it is to have those perks. But the whole “I never got to be a normal college kid, that’s why I’m banging a 19-year-old” thing? Ugh. He’s 32 years old. It’s past time to stop caring about not having the college experience.

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  1. Greenieweenie says:

    He just sounds a bit dim to me. Like the dim-witted one in the crowd who always says what other people think but don’t say. Not particularly malicious or superficial, just…simple.

    • Div says:

      Exactly. I don’t think he’s mean or a bad person…but he seems rather dim and not self-aware to realize how this will be taken by the reader.

      • Kitten says:

        Well, he’s self-aware enough to say “people will probably be calling me a c-ck as they’re reading this” so I don’t think lack of self-awareness is an issue. I think he’s aware, but just doesn’t GAF because he has money and looks and a 19-year-old girlfriend–you know, all the important things in life.

      • NUTBALLS says:

        He just seems shallow and not too bright.

    • LadyMTL says:

      Yep, you nailed it. I don’t get a malicious or braggart vibe from him, but he definitely does not strike me as the intellectual type. He’s a borderline “bro” lol.

      That said, I once was lucky enough to fly to Europe in business class and I have to agree with him as far as air travel goes. I’ve been spoiled now, because flying in economy is (for the most part) awful.

      • SloaneY says:

        You can tell I’m broke @$$ because I don’t mind economy at all. Just happy to be flying anywhere.

      • SloaneY says:

        Oh, and definitely no borderline at all. He’s a bro.

      • mytake says:

        OMG, that happened to me once — on a high-end airline (the ticket counter bumped me up for free). I tried to play it cool, but that sh*t was off the HOOK! My heart is starting to race just thinking about it. It was like the adult version of being a kid and taken on a private tour of Willy Wonka’s pad. And it was only business class! What the what is First Class like!? Private apartments with doors and staff?

    • Alex says:

      I wish he would stop talking…seriously
      And we know you don’t do it for the art because I have yet to see anything GOOD that you’re in sir

  2. L says:

    I don’t care what he says. He’s totally hot, and I’d hit it in a millisecond.

  3. The Eternal Side-Eye says:

    …sigh, I miss the old days where you could like a celeb and think they looked hot and it was years before you realized they kinda sucked as a person.

    Now? Everytime this man speaks he becomes less and less attractive to me. At this point I’m starting to see a thinning hairline and a jowly chin.

    • Kitten says:

      I just posted the exact same thing.

      He’s a classic example of a good-looking guy who is just incredibly unattractive due to his personality.

    • Sixer says:

      With you two all the way!

      It wouldn’t be so bad if they just stuck to coming over as Tim-Nice-But-Dim f*ckwits, but oh no, they can’t even manage that. They have to come over as SLIMETASTIC f*ckwits.

      At least he’s British not American. You two can at least see that as a silver lining. Unlike me.

      • Kitten says:

        I always ALWAYS forget he’s British. Frankly, he sounds like an American frat dude.

      • Simone says:

        The more he opens his mouth to blab the more is pretty face fade to nothing for me.
        What a dense block not one inch of class!

      • SloaneY says:

        You are a truth-teller, sixer.

      • Sixer says:

        Kitten: I’m happy to know him as an honorary USAan if you like! No problemo.

      • Anne says:

        yes, when I first became aware of him, I thought he was incredibly attractive. With time, the appeal has dropped away. the early fantasies were good, though.

  4. Div says:

    Only the last part about his 19 year old child bride bothered me. I know Jezebel found this obnoxious, but he’s admitting that he like the money because he can take care of his friends, family, etc. and it makes life easier. If he was saying something like “now I can buy seven mansions and three bentleys” I probably would have rolled my eyes harder rather. Some actors are in it for the art, some are in it for the money and just view it as a regular profession. Either way is okay…..

    That said it is the sort of thing people feel but don’t actually say and he went on about it. The comment about first class, or the comment about enjoying his money, would have been okay…but the multiple comments were a bit much.

    • Lizzie McGuire says:

      Yeah I was okay with everything except the last part, the dating with a 19 yo is still not ok in my books. I’m surprised Leo DiCaprio hasn’t asked him to join the “P-ssy Posse” sorry the “Wolf Pack”.

      I think it’s find for them to say they enjoy having money but there’s a point where too much bragging makes you look like an assh-le . You’re right @Div, not all actors do it for the art, some do it for fame, money, etc.

      • DahliaDee says:

        You mean, ask a much better looking dude to take up all of the attention from Leonardo DiCaprio?

  5. Kitten says:

    I just really don’t like him and my distaste for him grows with every interview. He comes across like such a dbag to me.

    The line about not getting to experience college but getting to experience it now? UGH. So cringe-worthy. How can he not realize how gross that sounds?
    Or maybe he just doesn’t care. Yuck.

    • Div says:

      Yeah that last line was god awful. I honestly didn’t mind the rest although I thought he went a bit overboard with the “money is great” thing…but the child bride college line….nope.

      • Kitten says:

        It’s the interview in it’s entirety that bugs me, Div.

        Like, I don’t blame the guy for talking about the joys of first class flying–hell, if I could afford it I’d be all over that–but basically all he talks about in his interviews is his teen girlfriend and all the materialistic sh*t he can buy with all his money, because who cares about acting he’s in it for the dough. He just seems so vapid to me.

        I know that there are worse things than being materialistic, but I just don’t like this guy.

      • Div says:

        @Kitten

        I understand your point. I’ve read a few interviews and he mostly talks about working out, women, or fame/money. If you take segments it is not so bad but when it is all together it can be a bit much. Which is a bit sad because I remember a film journalist once mentioned how she knew him before he became famous when he was working as a restaurant host….she said he was very sweet and an animal lover. So either fame went to his head, he needs a publicist to coach him on how to give an interview, or a bit of both.

      • Kitten says:

        Yeah maybe I’m just being overly-harsh because I’m not a huge fan, you know? Perhaps Henry is just a happy-go-lucky guy who’s enjoying his fame and fortune. I guess I just prefer the artsy nerd-type actors more than the Cavills.

    • Kate says:

      @Kitten, yeah I really dislike him too. And it makes me sad because I really love Superman. But this guy is just such a jerk.

      • Kitten says:

        Well at least I’m not alone ;)

        EDIT: Just read your comments about him growing up rich and it ALL makes sense now.

    • CornyBlue says:

      I have not liked him since I saw him in his Graham Norton interview and his posture legs spread.. leaned back was just so douchey. These interview confirm it for me

    • lunchcoma says:

      Yeah, that’s embarrassingly clueless for a 32-year-old. I’m especially unsympathetic because Cavill wasn’t exactly a poor kid who couldn’t go to university because he had to work for a living right out of school. He didn’t go because he wanted to be an actor instead, something he probably could have waited a few years for if he’d wanted.

  6. ell says:

    ‘Do you admire his honesty or do you think he sounds like a superficial jackass?’

    the second one. i can’t stand him.

    ETA: he needs to stop coming up with ridiculous excuse as to why he’s with his child bride, they sound more and more laughable.

  7. Drs. Fixxie says:

    WoW, being a celeb and paying for your OWN, stuff??
    Good for HIM!!

    THE tone of THIS interview, makes me glad, he’s paying.

  8. OhDear says:

    Oh honey. If you’re not going to get a personality transplant, at least get a new publicist.

    • Don't kill me I'm French says:

      I think that Jennifer Allen is his publicist .She has a very good reputation with the journalists ( she is not a control freak) but Cavill needs a control freak publicist

    • Cranberry says:

      +1

      He makes a great Superman, and he’s definitely one of the best looking celebrities if not the best looking, but he was still pretty boring to me personality wise even though he seemed polite in general like in the GN interview. But now I see why. If he’s tries to be anything more than just polite and safe chit chat, then he has no idea how superficial and entitled frat-bro he sounds like.

  9. vauvert says:

    I actually like him better after this interview. It’s refreshing to hear the truth, they all enjoy the money and privilege. And of course he is doing the interviews.. Battfleck is a live grenade with ll the questions they can ask him.

    • Don't kill me I'm French says:

      Do you enjoy his reply on his 19 years old girlfriend??

      • swak says:

        I like the fact that he is honest about being in it for the money, but his excuse for dating a 19 year old is not flying with me. Boo hoo, you missed the college experience. You didn’t have to, you chose to do so. Not a reason to date a 19 year old.

      • vauvert says:

        No, but there isn’t any reply that will fly well on that. I said it on a different Cavill post, I think that he is a. not particularly intelligent so I don’t think he is looking for a woman of substance or even a long lasting relationship or marriage at this point. b. She is not forced to traipse around the world with him, she chooses to do so. c. They seem about the same in terms of maturity and frankly, just because we don’t like it, doesn’t mean he shouldn’t do it.

        They are not trying to sell this as a great romance, they are both having fun and enjoying each other. If she ends up dating a famous type for a while, enjoying the celeb lifestyle, and they have great sex, what is the harm? We really expect all these movie types to be smart, articulate, morally upstanding, a good role model – why?? Just because they can act doesn’t mean they have all these other qualities.

        I do like how he was honest in all his answers. Most don’t.

      • Kate says:

        No way. The creep factor on that is off the radar! so basically he’s 32 with stunted emotional growth, as predicted by many here, and he’s using her to recapture his missed youth?! Ew. Shame too because once upon a time, I thought he was so gorgeous

    • mp says:

      Yeah, me too. I mean he also mentions he spends money on his friends, which I think is nice.
      And maybe those were the questions that they were asking him, is not like he was talking about it just because.

      • Who ARE these people? says:

        If I were him, I’d be asking, if I didn’t spend money on them, would they still be my friends?

  10. Lex says:

    Yeah I didn’t mind him until the end. I mean, he sounded cocky throughout the whole thing but his relationship skeeves me out so much. I think he’s trying to be a relatable bro but he’s too old for this frat like thinking.

  11. Don't kill me I'm French says:

    1/ The artistic( painting,music,acting,…) jobs are not the job that you chose for money because 95% persons don’t live of their arts

    2/ Henry sounds like a jerk during the interview

  12. Psu Doh Nihm says:

    Hey, at least he admits it. And I rather like that he is dating a normal girl. I personally don’t see anything wrong with the age difference. They are probably what and what on their maturity levels.

    I know I dated much older men for years. A lot of older men are more hormonally stable than younger “cock strong” ones, who make riskier choices or participate in unsavory behaviors. Much of which is testosterone driven.

  13. Locke Lamora says:

    I LOVE the fact he admited he’s in it for the money too. 99 % of them are doing crappy movies for money. All the superhero movies are totally for the art.
    The other things I didn’t like, but I like that he’s honest.

    I never liked him, or found him attractive so this doesn’t bother me much.

    • Don't kill me I'm French says:

      99% of them do crappy movies to pay their tax.

      • Locke Lamora says:

        Yeah – for money. But they never admit it, do they?

      • Kitten says:

        Is it necessary to admit it though? Why is that so important? I just kind of assume that 95% of people do their job for the money. I know that’s why I do mine.

        Apparently, Cavill grew up with a lot of money so I guess it’s no surprise that money is his singular focus. It really does seem that rich, privileged kids go either way: they either don’t care about money because its importance was emphasized in their childhood or all they care about is money because its importance was emphasized in their childhood.

      • Locke Lamora says:

        It isn’t necessary, but it’s refreshing. You usually have people like Miles Teller talking about aaart and how making Divergent crushed his poor little soul while simultaneously signing up to do Zac Efron frat comedies.

        Money is important. Incredibly important. So when rich people act like it’s not is just incredibly annoying, To me at least.

      • Kitten says:

        Ok, but Teller is at the extreme opposite end of the spectrum. Neither is ideal IMO. I think a lot of actors get into acting because they genuinely love it, the money is just a bonus.

        …and I guess it depends on your outlook and it goes without saying that it’s all relative. But for me my cats, my health, my family, my friends, my BF (NOT in order lol) —-all more important than money to me. In fact, money holds little importance in my life. To me, it’s more of a necessary evil than anything else.
        *shrugs*

      • Locke Lamora says:

        Of course there are things that are more important than money, but the way rich people sometimes act like money isn’t important at all bugs me. To me, money is incredibly important. It puts the food on my table, the roof over my head, the clothes on my back. Money brings security, and you can’t be happy if you don’t feel safe. The amount of money someone needs to be happy is relative.
        Would I like to be a millionaire? Of course. I would love to one day be able to take care of my parents and of my sister if she ever needed me to. I would love to know that, if anything bad ever happened to them, I could proide them with the best possible care. I would love to be able to buy them what ever they wanted. I doubt I’d want 10 cars and 3 houses, but I would like to travel and you need the money for that too.
        Money makes the world go round. It’s just the way it is in this day and age.

      • Kitten says:

        See I’ve never wanted to be a millionaire, I just want to have enough money so that I don’t have to think about money because I kind of hate money and how much of a focus it is in our society.

        Agree that it’s annoying when rich people make it seem like money ain’t no thang but I think it’s equally annoying when rich people make it seem like money is the ONLY thing. I don’t know…to me, somewhere in the middle is the happy place.

      • sauvage says:

        I’m right there with you, Kitten. I want to have enough money to feel financially secure, but I don’t want to be a millionaire. Because honestly? I am anticipating that I would drop dead from boredom if I ever tried to have a conversation at one of those fancy parties. Maybe I’m unjust here, because obviously, I’ve never been to a party on that level, but the “wealthy” circles I mingled with accidentally, have always caused me nothing but anxiety and anger. I don’t care for c*ock comparisons, and what I mainly took away from those gatherings was just a bunch of people showing off.

      • Cranberry says:

        @Locke Lamora

        Yeah but it’s a far cry to say money is important to pay for the roof over your head, put food on the table or even put your kids through college and to compare that to flying first class, paying for all your friends, going on vacations and buying whatever you want when ever you want it.

        I don’t mind an actor or privileged person being honest. It’s how they’re honesty comes out that gives you insight to what kind of person they are, if they’ve got a clue or just entitled without any sensitivity to the audience that is listening. I’m inclined to say he’s sounding entitled and insensitive, but even with the benefit of the doubt he’s pretty dim because he doesn’t seem to understand his audience. The consumers masses are the ones that make his career relevant. He might be a decent actor, but if people don’t like him because he is a vapid frat-bro type then he will not get cast in much outside of Superman. Then again Superman alone will earn him a lot of money, but will it be enough for his entitled standard of living or does he even care? He probably still has his family money to fall back on after all.

    • Aarika says:

      They talked about this story on my local radio station and all agreed that it was pretty refreshing for a celebrity to say this instead of the usual woe is me sob paparazzi story that they usually talk about. They get paid an astronomical amount of money for just a few months work, I think they ought to be more grateful like this guys.
      And yeah the stuff about his girlfriend is weird af.

  14. Miss V says:

    For a guy that is so aesthetically pleasing to the eye, he just lacks a certain something for me. He has like, no charisma. His personality is so bland. He’s just… So blah to me. And I want to find him hot! I should find him hot… I just can’t.

    • Kate says:

      Personality. Self awareness. Emotional depth and maturity.

    • Cranberry says:

      I do find him extremely good looking, almost perfect actually. But his looks alone is just not enough to get me interested in him or his career. What little I did see of him in an interview, I found him to be polite and very articulate leading me to think that he had some college education. Still, at his best I found him handsome, polite and uneventful – or as others have said, boring.

      Too bad, it looks like he could have used a couple years of higher education after all. Maybe then he would have a clue or some self awareness or at least banged a frat-girl since that’s what he thinks college is for.

  15. Sarah01 says:

    He’s beautiful, honest and caring. I love him. People love celebrities to do a song and dance about everything. Make everything more than it needs to be, give a word salady, deep meaningful interview to exemplify their intelligence and awareness about the themselves in relation to the world. Blah blah blah.

    • Cranberry says:

      Sure there’s a lot of people, mostly the impressionable youth, that have unreasonable expectations of celebrities, but the whole celebrity/entertainment game is predicated on public perception. So if an actor or celebrity doesn’t have enough skill to be honest without making himself look like an vapid git then he deserves the public scrutiny after all his wealth is due to public interest and consumption. This is the way the game works.

      I’m all for honesty, novelty and balls, but I value and somewhat expect skill from actors and entertainers especially if they are successful.

  16. Tash says:

    I was okay-ish with the interview until the last questions. What a douche!

  17. Jayna says:

    They all love the money after having none. Leo and his super yachts and flying in his celebrity friends for his massive vacations on them with super models lounging around on them. Come on. At least, this guy is honest. Who wouldn’t love it? He sounds generous to his old friends, at least. But he does sound a bit dim also. LOL

    • Kate says:

      Except Cavill grew up in a super rich, privileged family. So this isn’t him finally “making it.” This is just a rich snob continuing to be a rich snob.

      • Jayna says:

        Oh, I didn’t know that. I don’t really follow his guy. I just don’t find him very interesting the little I’ve read of his interviews on here, and he’s not my type lookswise. Maturitywise he seems perfect for a 19-year-old student. LOL She might be the more mature one.

      • Kate says:

        Totally grew up wealthy. Went to boarding school and the whole lot.

      • Cranberry says:

        Yup, he grew up on the Channel Islands. It’s pretty isolated and pristine and mostly all upper class and old money with a bit of the international/French set there.

  18. Green Is Good says:

    Eh, at least he’s honest. Party on, dude bro.

  19. Talie says:

    He’s a typical posh dude with not much going on upstairs.

    I just find it hard to believe that he has such a hard time getting a girlfriend who is a bit older and beautiful, etc. etc… it must be him.

  20. Kate says:

    Every time this man talks I become less and less a fan. He’s so beautiful but just seems like such a superficial jerk. He clearly grew up with tons of privilege and has zero self-awareness. And he comes across as not super bright. Oh yeah and I’m sorry but I will side eye forever a 33 year old guy (yeah he will be 33 this spring) who prefers the company of a college freshman to a woman his own age with her own stuff going on. Clark Kent this guy is not. Can’t stand him.

  21. vanessa says:

    this interview sound so weird to me, he grew up into a rich family, it’s not like he was suddenly privileged.

    • mee says:

      to me it sounds like he’s trying to justify his choices – like, he knows that Batman v. Superman isn’t exactly high art, and maybe it sucks, but hell, the money, right? and, he didn’t mention it, but the fame.

      i feel like there is something so canned about this guy. either he’s mimicking the demeanor and lines that he thinks some straight bro would say or he’s trying to appear as “cool” or cavalier as possible, but it just seems off.

      his sexuality isn’t really relevant (except that well, he keeps putting it out there) but i can’t help thinking he’s putting up this bland frat boy front because he’s gay. so uninteresting but now i find him interesting in his utter blandness. i will keep scratching to see if there’s anything beneath the surface!

      • bluerunning says:

        When he first hit the scene, I thought he was adorable, so I tried to pay a bit more attention.

        Apparently, he was nerdy and overweight when he was in school. I always thought that might have something to do with it? He’s a hot, sought after stud muffin now, so maybe he’s acting the way he thinks you act when you’re a stud?

        But honestly, after the recent string of young girlfriends some of the word vomit, I don’t really feel like excusing him anymore. Over him, tbh.

  22. Ari says:

    I cannot hate on anyone for being blatantly honest and so do your thang, chicken wing.

  23. Tig says:

    So he wants to make up for his “lost” college experience by having a college-aged girl friend? Is that the take-away from that last bit? And I also don’t buy his “6 ft” statement.

    Wish he could have said I have no trouble with being paid insane amts of $$$$, and sharing my good fortune with friends and family. How hard is that?

  24. mkyarwood says:

    It’s superficial, but he grew up that way and sought out a ‘fun’ way to keep at it. He probably wasn’t interested in whatever his dad did.

  25. Mia4s says:

    I have no problem with the money/first class comments but bad PR man! There are actually people stupid enough to believe actors in superhero movies (any of them) are doing them because they’re just so darn creatively fulfilling! 🙄 Don’t spoil the delusion…I mean illusion.

  26. nina says:

    I can’t help but think of all the struggling actors and actresses out there waiting tables…if Henry was at least talented it would be OK but he can’t even act.
    Johnny Depp started acting to pay bills so he could focus on his music, at least he can act and found his niche in acting yeah so what if the music career didn’t work out, at least he can do it as a hobby.
    I hate dudebros no matter what nationality.

    • Kitten says:

      This though. People are falling all over themselves to commend him for his “honesty” but if he were being truly honest he’d admit that he’s just a good-looking privileged white dude of questionable talent. Maybe that’s why he’s so excited about the money…even he can’t believe his good fortune.

    • Cranberry says:

      Don’t care for dude-bros either.

      @Kitten

      Me too, don’t understand how people can’t distinguish between blundering and skillful honesty. It’s like he’s saying things he thinks his 12 yr old, little comic hero fanboys will identify with. Pretty immature.

  27. Algernon says:

    “I never got to be a normal college kid,”

    By your own choice, Harry! No one forced you to start acting at 18!

    • Original T.C. says:

      I’ve always defended his relationship with his college girl friend but never again. How demeaning to say you are dating a person as a way of experiencing college. Is he “playing a douchbage college guy”. Why don’t you use your millions to go to college now and experience it instead of living vicariously through another person. Now I’m starting to get “contract relationship” to play at college dude.

  28. Lucy says:

    Other than the 19 year old gf thing, I see nothing wrong with the rest of the interview. In fact, it’s quite refreshing.

  29. Robin says:

    I wonder if flying in business or first class makes him comfortable enough not to have his “service dog” with him?

    The money comments, hey, he’s being honest, and he does get paid ridiculous amounts of money to make bad movies. The college comments were just creepy.

  30. kri says:

    I think Lego Man sounds like what most of them if they were speaking honestly. Let’s face it-all of us here have read enough to know that dickish as Cavill is, there are alot more just like him in H’wood..or worse.

  31. OrigialTessa says:

    I’m so SICK of hearing about how put upon actors are and how difficult their lives are. Thank you, Henry for keeping it real!

    • anna says:

      This^.

    • Cranberry says:

      I’m so SICK of cynical people complaining about actors that try to be relatable to their fans and then are scorned as complainers crying about how bad their lives are.

      Sure some actors are not as sincere as others about it, but what do you expect from people whose careers, big or small, lives or dies by public opinion. Seriously, what do you expect?

  32. FingerBinger says:

    Cavill isn’t a good actor. He should make as much money as possible.

  33. Magnoliarose says:

    I guess the best thing that could be said is that he is harmless. I don’t care about his dating habits but his reasoning was so pathetic. Something is off about him and I haven’t worked out what it is exactly. He just doesn’t add up. It’s like how I feel about Chris Martin.
    I like his honesty but if you are trying to butts to the theatre this interview won’t help and his coed gf won’t help. Jen and Ben’s ridiculous PR game is already a bad enough without his awkward interviews and “confessions”.

  34. Bread and Circuses says:

    Yeah, this comes across okay to me. He is being honest about the fact he likes this stuff, but he’s also honest in acknowledging that many people find an overt love of money distasteful, plus he’s not actually being crass about it, i.e. he’s not bragging about all the expensive stuff he’s wearing; he’s just wearing it.

    He also puts the focus on experiences and the people in his life, not on status or opulence. To me, that’s being filthy rich the right way. Make it about having an awesome existence, which is not the objects you own, but the experiences you have, and the contentment that comes from ensuring the people you love are enjoying their lives too.

  35. Kanaka says:

    Henry Cavill sounds like a complete A-Hole to me. Also his “teenage” girlfriend won’t last long. We all know how many women this man has been with. He has a horrible track record when it comes to women!!!

    Also I find it so immature for a man of 32 years of age to talk about money. It’s like he’s shoving it in people’s faces & telling them all that he has a lot of money. Not very nice if you ask me!!!

  36. anon33 says:

    Here we go again with that entitlement that people feel to “college/university partying years.” NEWSFLASH: not an entitlement. Silly me, I used to think people went to college to get an education and get work experience.

  37. lunchcoma says:

    Annoying. There are ways to talk about being happy to have money without sounding so careless and arrogant. It might also be a little more sympathetic from someone who’d done without as a child, or who’d spent a decade waiting tables before he got his big break. As far as I can tell, neither applies to Cavill, who’s from a well-off family and who seems to have worked pretty regularly since he started acting.

    The same goes for the excuses about not attending university. I’d find it immature but maybe a little more understandable from someone who had no option to go. At this point, it just sounds juvenile and clueless. We all know movie stars like to party. If they want to talk about it, I’d prefer they at least spill some juicy details.

  38. Apsutter says:

    This dude is awful. Bad actor, charmless, and bland as can be. The fact that anyone thought that he could be a movie star is insane. Even his ‘good looks’ are bland. And his movies are sh*t

  39. SM says:

    Well, his honesty is admirable, but honey you are not doing much art though. It seems he puts it this way so he would remind people that he is an artist and that he belongs in ART sort of to bring up the money but to emphasize on art. But let’s be frank – he is not someone whose choice of roles signifies art.

    • anna says:

      Totally.

      99.9% of movies cannot be considered anything near art. It is entertainment. So what is wrong w/ saying I want to make money for being an entertainer?

      Nobody in Hollywood works for free. NOBODY. Spielberg is worth billions and they still pay him to make movies. Hollywood is not a charity project for these people.

  40. Blackbetty says:

    Wishing I didn’t read this. He is so easy on the eye, but man is this guy vapid!

  41. mj says:

    He should probably just enjoy his 15 because this one doesn’t have staying power. Yeah, he might continue to work, but despite the fact that he’s been playing Superman and yet few people I know (who don’t frequent this site) would recognize his name.

    • anna says:

      If BvS is a massive hit, that 15 mins you are talking about will be swiftly lengthened to at least 15 more years.

  42. Nina says:

    he kept it real. luv it! and as for dating a college chick… well, it must be really fun! i like that he’s not hiding her. yeah, the age gap is a bit weird but it will a good starter marriage for both i’m guessing.

    • anna says:

      I think the age difference is a major turn on for both him and her. It is very common – older guy, younger girl thing. As guys get older, they want to play the older protective sort of thing toward younger girls/guys. And most younger girls and gays will find these types of relationships enticing.

      She is dating a hot moviestar – that must be a huge excitement for her. It will get dicey if she gets pregnant, but for now? Who cares?

      Who are we to judge?

    • Naddie says:

      He kept it real being a vapid jerk. For her, I have no critics. 19 years old finds a hot superstar willing to be with her, travel around the world and all? I see why she kicked the college out. Plus, she has money to go back later.

  43. anna says:

    I do not like necessarily his personality and find him very dull, but I also cannot keep myself from sexually fantasizing about him. He is so sexy to me. I imagine him in bed and doing rude invasive things to me and I succumb and submit. He brings out the submissive side in me in my fantasies.

    Obviously these fantasies are not centered around him, but perhaps a guy who is a moviestar that looks exactly like him. It is all the difference. We do not know these famous people. It is silly to say we have a ‘crush’ on them.

    The same with Affleck. I find him so incredibly hot, all the time. In real life, I am sure he is not a ‘sexy guy at all. It is just the looks and a perception you grow in your mind.

    Hence, cannot wait for BvS.

  44. Naddie says:

    Just an honest stupid-ass. And the girl looks like Sharapova.