In Touch: Ben Affleck ‘rolled his eyes’ whenever ‘stuffy Brit’ Henry Cavill spoke

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Would it surprise anyone to hear a rumor about Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill maybe hating each other? No, it would not. We all saw the premiere photos and we followed the awkward dual interviews. If Sad Batfleck and Cavill don’t hate each other, then we can absolutely say that they are not close in any way. Their body language with each other is sort of ridiculous, and they both seem to give off waves of discomfort around each other. So, In Touch Weekly claims that Ben and Henry never got along, and the Batfleck would actually EYEROLL whenever Henry spoke while filming. Because Sad Batfleck is Regina George.

A source tells In Touch that off-camera, Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill can’t stand each other.

“Ben hates Henry, he calls him a ‘stuffy Brit,’” says an insider, adding that Henry’s know-it-all attitude during the filming of BvS: DoJ irked Ben to no end.

“Henry would try to make suggestions to the director, Zack Snyder, and Ben would just roll his eyes. It also drove Ben absolutely nuts that Henry kept referring to the film as the ‘Superman sequel’, because Ben didn’t think the first film was all that special.”

The feeling is mutual.

“Henry wasn’t impressed with Ben’s nonchalant behavior on set, and he made that clear,” says the insider, adding they were forced to put on a happy face while promoting the film. “They pretended to be friends – and that’s where the real acting took place.”

[From In Touch Weekly, print edition]

For what it’s worth, I don’t think Cavill is the bad guy here. Cavill might like to date college freshmen and he might be a frat-bro douche, but by all accounts, he’s a total professional and he cares deeply about playing Superman. And BvS WAS the Man of Steel sequel!! And most actors talk to their directors about what changes could be made, etc. By this account, Cavill was acting like a normal person and Ben got on his high horse and was all “OMG, I HATE THAT GUY.” Ten bucks said that Ben was making even more “suggestions” to Zack Snyder than Cavill ever made. Ten bucks says that Ben was the backseat driver for BvS, which is probably why he took the sh-tty reviews so hard.

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  1. Kitten says:

    LMAO! Probably not true but I love this. For once, men are the ones being pitted against each other. If for women it’s called a “cat fight” what is it for men? “Dog fight”?

    Also, Team Batfleck 4-Eva

    *runs and hides*

    • Mia4s says:

      I know right. Finally the tabloids make up stories about two men being catty and bitchy…hooray equality?

    • Amelia says:

      Wombat fight.
      Because wombats are hilarious.

    • Abbott says:

      Chin combat? Jaw joust? Mandible melee?

    • Jayna says:

      I’m right there wit you Team Ben. But I don’t believe the story anyway because it’s In Touch Weekly.

    • doofus says:

      I think we need a “walk off” a la Zoolander vs. Hansel.

      • Abigail says:

        Love the walk-off idea! And then they become friends? The photos of them are hilarious–I hadn’t paid attention to this.

    • Pinky says:

      It looks like Magilla gorilla warfare to me….

      –TheRealPinky

    • V4Real says:

      @Kitt I’m not ashamed to admit that I am getting a kick out of this. And of course this site and posters are going to throw all the blame on Ben because they love to dislike him. Ben is a proven director and writer and I think he would know better than that stuffy Brit what changes could or should be made.

      Team Batfleck all the way for me. I love me some him and I don’t care what others think about him. He was so hot as Bruce Wayne….let me stop and cool off.

      • lilacflowers says:

        Yes, especially considering that the only positive reviews of the thing are for Ben. He’s a professional. He has directed three feature films, one of which won Best Picture and the other two managed to score a Best Supporting Actor nod for Renner and a Best Supporting Actress nod for Amy Ryan. Chris Cooper, who has worked with him several times, recently said that if Ben calls, he’s there. Actors like working with him. And the studio is pretty much leaving the next film up to him. In any workplace, there are going to be people who don’t like each other and it is really nobody’s fault; personalities don’t always mesh. That may be the case here, they just don’t like each other. Or In Touch could just be making it up.

      • Kitten says:

        Right there with you, ladies!

      • KB says:

        Agree with both of ya!

      • Erinn says:

        Team Batfleck as well. I can’t stand Cavill, and have always had a soft spot for Ben.

      • KTE says:

        I call made up, purely because I can’t imagine Affleck saying ‘stuffy Brit’. It just doesn’t sound like him.

    • borden says:

      nah, it’ true. They really didn’t like each other. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6vbgRw7q-U

    • Magnoliarose says:

      Kitten’s gotta stand up for her hometown boy!
      I could see him hating Cavill. I am beginning to nurse some dark feelings toward him myself.
      I love a male bitchfight. If some hair plugs get pulled out then we know it’s on.

  2. Kaye says:

    Very unprofessional of Batfleck if this is true.

  3. Tandy says:

    Ben is a better director than Snyder, so I doubt it (re: your last point).

    • FingerBinger says:

      He’s a slightly better director. Slightly is being generous.

      • KB says:

        Hardly. Gone Baby Gone and The Town are much better than anything Zack Snyder has ever done.

      • isabelle says:

        Liked all of the movies Ben has directed. Zack Snyder is just another Michael Bay making superhero movies. He is an awful director.

      • doofus says:

        The Town was SO SO good. I think that’s the one that convinced me that he was a good director. and a better director than actor. not that he’s BAD, but I think directing is his strong point.

      • FingerBinger says:

        Just because Affleck directs more serious subject matters doesn’t make him a better director than Snyder or Bay.

      • Anne tommy says:

        Ben is an excellent director, three really good films. There is a case for him concentrating on that, though he seems to be getting good reviews as Batman, and has also done good work in, for example, Hollywoodland.

  4. pretty says:

    wow he looks like a goofy doofus next to Ben Affleck. i don’t know, his proportion is all wrong. his head is too small and his hair-line is unfortunately lego like. he actually mades Affleck look hottt

    • Nanners says:

      Oh my Gawd u nailed it; I never could quite articulate what it is about Cavill that makes my sex parts frown, but u nailed it! Small head/Lego hairline…. LMAO!!

      • doofus says:

        “makes my sex parts frown”…

        OMG…LMAO.

        it’s posts like this that keep me coming back.

    • Ms. X says:

      Hmmm…is Henry’s head really that small? Or is Affleck’s melon so huge that Henry’s seems small in comparison?

      • Rasheeda says:

        Both. Ben has a huge head but, he’s a big guy with broad shoulders and a broad chest so he’s still pretty well-proportioned.

        Henry’, OTH, has a big muscular body but a small, rectangle head and short arms. Cinematography really has people fooled with this guy; he has very-unfortunate proportions that will become more apparent as he ages and his pretty face becomes less distracting.

    • Magnoliarose says:

      I know. I can’t stop looking at it. I can’t decide does Ben have an enormous head or is Henry an unfortunate pin head. Idk.

    • Rasheeda says:

      I never thought much of Affleck’s looks but he’s become more handsome as he got older.

      Henry use to be beautiful but his workouts and HGH/”supplements” have him looking odd lately.

      And yes, I find Affleck to be overall more attractive and charismatic than Henry even on his #sadffleck days. Henry disappears next to Ben in interviews too.

      It’s a shame Henry let his looks fall off right before promotions. If you’re going to do interviews sitting next to a handsome, 6’3ft A-lister who’s way more famous and charismatic than you, you should at least look your best.

  5. Jayna says:

    In Touch making up stuff to go with photos. I don’t believe Ben rolled his eyes on set about Cavill. I liked the cute promo video they did for Batman but for charity, to get to spend time with them.

    I don’t know their relationship, but let’s face it, Ben wasn’t lovey dovey with anybody on the promo tour, not even the women, just kind of his usual poses, no big smiles or happy. He seemed tense all the way around, not directed at Cavill. I find it hard to believe he had issues with him on set. Cavill was already established as Superman. Ben was the new kid on the set and had his own internal issues to worry about, living up to portraying Batman following in Bale’s footsteps.

    I didn’t find Henry stuffy at all. He was pretty loose in his promoting the movie, and I doubt he was stuffy on set.

    In Touch usually has ZERO credibility or real sources, so I go with made up. The two did quite a few sit-down interviews together on the promo tour.

    • Esmom says:

      This all sounds about right. Oh, In Touch, trying to stir up the dramz.

    • Magnoliarose says:

      In all honesty it was probably more like Ben was aware things weren’t going well and he had personal problems on his mind. He probably didn’t dislike him but maybe they were just polite but had nothing in common. People tend to read this as more than it is sometimes.

      • Rasheeda says:

        Exactly. I don’t even think Henry is even really on Ben’s radar. THey were both leads in the same movie but, Ben has more on his plate professionally as he’ll be writing and directing the Batman movies within the BvS film universe s,o BvS’s success/failure affects his projects significantly. Henry only has to look pretty and collect his paycheck; he seemed properly oblivious to the critics and I doubt he cares very much as long as the checks clear.

    • Chuchu says:

      Yeah Ben had to deal with lots of questions about his personal life, and deal with that Vanity Fair interview Jennifer did. I thought they did well together in interviews I even saw pics of them at a club doing shots. So i REALLY REALLY doubt they hate each other.

  6. Apple Tartin says:

    From everything I have read Henry is just a nice boring guy with a pretty face. Ben is much more charismatic I doubt those two have anything in common friend wise. They did their jobs and move on to the next gig. I don’t think they hate each other but respected each others work and space.

    • Jayna says:

      Yep.

    • Morgan says:

      Right. I watched them on Graham Norton and maybe Henry is different off-camera but he is just boring and awkward in interviews where Ben is much more natural and interesting. If Henry is as stiff off-camera I can see him being pretty hard to relate to.

    • Christin says:

      They did a job together, which doesn’t require becoming best buddies.

      Though I would like to imagine Ben saying, “Love that watch. Is it vintage?” (I know, I blended two Mean Girls quotes.)

    • SM says:

      I second this. Henry may not be the brightest bulb but he seems harmless to me, not someone who is bitchy to other people. And Affleck may think that he is much smarter than Henry, but even then I doubt he would be so unprofessional as to show it by rolling his eyes. I think it safe to assume they just do not care for each other

  7. Maum says:

    Yes it’s weird isn’t it? I saw him in real life and he wasn’t short and was absolutely beautiful. Seriously double-take perfect face kind of guy.
    Yet in photos he looks plastic and awful.

    • Jayna says:

      In photos I never got his appeal. Then I saw him in an interview and that perfect skin and great accent, I thought he was adorable, and was very pleasant and puts in the effort for promoting a movie in live interviews.

    • Kate says:

      He always looked great until he started playing Superman. If you look at him when he was filming The Tudors and then look at him post Man of Steel, you’d think its a different guy. He’s much more buttoned up, the muscles don’t really suit his frame, his hair looks so weird…and there’s something else Icant quite put my finger on. He’s a gorgeous man, but something’s been off for years now.

      • carte blanche says:

        I’ve been thinking that too. Where and why did it all go wrong?

      • Illyra says:

        Henry is really quite an introvert (with an exhibitionist streak, as all actors must have); he’s not comfortable if put on the spot. He’s sensitive/emotionally fragile as well, and was teased in boarding school because he would regularly get homesick and cry on the phone to his mother.

        He seems like a genuinely good, sweet person who cares deeply about others… but I imagine the stress of being in the public eye has taken its toll on him over the years.

  8. Abbott says:

    Considering how much botox Sadfleck stuffed into his face, I doubt he is able to roll his eyes.

    • Jayna says:

      Yeah. Ben needs to never use Botox again. LOL

    • Forthelasttime says:

      Lol Abbott, you are hilarious!

    • teacakes says:

      this accuracy right here…

    • Rasheeda says:

      Ironic that he’d try to look younger when he was actually aging well and became more handsome as he got older. I always thought he was a bit plain and doofy looking when he was younger; I use to call him Mr. Potato Head. . Yet, here he is trying to go back to that. LOL.

  9. The Eternal Side-Eye says:

    Body language like two teenage boys that dont like each other and just had to do a school project worth 75% of their grade.

    Sadly, yeah, I could see this and could also point to Batfleck as being the problem (his weird freshly preserved face also makes me uncomfortable). Even among my group of nerds none of us has any interest in seeing this in theaters after seeing Man of Steel and knowing Snyder just doubled down on the dark broodiness.

  10. Courtney says:

    Team Cavill here. He takes his role as superman very serious and I never hear about him being unprofessional on set. Ben on the other hand….

    • Jayna says:

      I’ve never heard of Ben being unprofessional on set either and never as unlikeable on set. I’m sure they got along fine.

      • Tammy says:

        Same here, doubt the story is true.

      • V4Real says:

        +1 I have never heard of Ben being a problem or unprofessional on set. But of course if you just don’t like him it’s easy to say things like that.
        Ben and Henry were ok on promo together and it seemed as if they liked each other but I guess some people, including me wish they could be more like the group at Marvel. It’s clear those boys and girls adore each other and watching their promos are so much fun.

        I remember watching the videos from Comic Con and when the cast of The Avengers AOU came to the stage they were dancing, smiling, laughing and all over each other. Then it was time for the cast of BvS they looked so awkward and quite boring. Gal was the only one who looked like she wanted to be there.

        Still I love my Ben and you can’t take that away from me. Henry doesn’t bother me one way or the other. I think he’s a good choice for Superman and even his acting was a bit better this go round.

    • FingerBinger says:

      I’ve never heard about Affleck being unprofessional. His dubious behavior usually takes place away from the set.

      • Rasheeda says:

        The only neg thing I’ve ever heard about him was from the Gone Girl director (who didn’t seem to like him) and said he was unprofessional because he didn’t want to wear a Yankees cap (he’s a hardcore Red Sox fan). They compromised eventually. LOL.

        Otherwise, Ben actually has a pretty good reputation for being enigmatic and personable. He saves his tacky behavior for his wife. LOL.

        Henry is pretty but dull as dishwater according to people who have met him. BUT, he’s also described as being nice and polite. I can believe they didn’t hit it off because Ben is charismatic where Henry is dull and boring but, I doubt they “hated” each other.

    • Kelly says:

      Me too. At least Cavill made an effort. Any effort.

      I think his proportions are off as he bulked up too much. I walked out of the movie and received a refund. The manager was very nice about it, and just laughed when I asked if other people had asked for refunds.

      My 18 year old stayed and said it was one violent teenage cliche after the other, and he’s a teenager.

    • Magnoliarose says:

      That is not true. Actors like being directed by other actors sometimes and he is no exception. No one has reported him to be a pain and he’s been around long enough that we would know.

  11. islandwalker says:

    Please, they both sound like over paid asshats…. IF the story is true. And that’s a big if.

  12. Drs. Fixxie says:

    ….probaly thinking, if iT wasnt for you, THE movie would be Great.
    No Ben, if you werent in iT, THE movie would be Great.

    Maybe iTS THE only THING he could do with his face, all botoxed, and weird

  13. lila fowler says:

    Fake, invented, etc. Those two are friends or at least, very cordial. I enjoyed the interviews that they did together — they were hilarious with all of the sexual innuendos.

  14. kri says:

    wow.I wonder if he wore pink on the wrong day or forgot the words to “Jingle Bell Rock, too.

  15. Kat says:

    Hmmm, while the source is In Touch, I can’t help but wince at the thought that Ben Affleck is giving Cavill the Sam Harris treatment (his segment on Bill Maher STILL gets my blood pressure up! I can’t stand it when ignorant people shout slogans and offensive accusations because they can’t substantiate their own arguments)

    Anyway, Affleck has shown that being a rude and obnoxious douche bag is one of his strong suits, so I wouldn’t be surprised. I still wonder what Matt Damon and Jennifer Garner see in that jerk-off.

    • KB says:

      Matt Damon is the worst, he just hides it well.

      • Kat says:

        Oh no, Matt’s the one I’ve always liked :(

      • Rasheeda says:

        LOL, funny you say that because, I always thought it was obvious Damon is a jerk; he’s just more lowkey. But, for whatever reason, the narrative for the past 20 years has been that Affleck is a douche and Matt is the nice one. Whatever. If I had to be stranded on an island with one, it’d be Affleck.

  16. Barbara says:

    If true, this is a shame. I like both men and picked up on the tension between the two on the few interviews I saw. Males and their fragile egos…lol I have 2 grown sons that I see the same behavior in. Silly sibling rivelery

  17. JoJo says:

    Agree with others above. Team Batfleck! That said, I never saw any real issue with them – Ben is never overly emotive and can sometimes come across as a bit defensive (I don’t hate him for it. :) ) I thought they seemed to get along fine, and in some cases were pretty cute together. I don’t mind Henry either, although looks-wise I always prefer tall/lanky. :)

    • Jayna says:

      Absolutely. And like Ben and Matt did for their two charities, he and Henry did a cute video for his charity, the Congo Initiative, and two other charities, wildlife preserve and The Seed Project. People donate like ten dollars or however much they want to and get a chance to be the winner and flown out to the premiere and got to hang with them and ride in the Batmobile. Eisenberg was in the video at the end and was going to take the winner around also on the red carpet introducing them.

      It was on Ben”s twitter account. He wouldn’t have gotten Cavill involved even for charity if he didn’t like him and vice versa, because Henry had a charity he was close to, the animal preserve and raised money for it.

      Both really promoted it on Omaze.com, separately and together, which is who Ben and Matt teamed up with for their charity.

      Ben surprising people in the Batmobile promoting the charity drive.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozEmseZQKqA

      • Jayna says:

        And Ben and Henry trying to get people to donate with this video shot last year. I can tell it was shot many months ago because Ben had that weird hair from that movie he was shooting and shot up with botox and filler and his face didn’t move in both videos. LOL

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xj1mYq03Pfc&nohtml5=False

      • JoJo says:

        Ugh – truly one of Ben’s worst looks ever! Cute video of the three of them. There was also Comicon last summer where Ben had his head on Henry’s shoulder. :)

  18. The Original G says:

    It’s OK, I roll my eyes when Affleck speaks…

  19. Lisa Elkins says:

    In the UK we refer to college freshman as first years. We also refer to college as university. And fraternities don’t exist, but I agree that he’s probably a douche – just in a different manner than American douches.

  20. JoJo says:

    Ok, I know this is a tangential post, but who thinks these two will file soon? I think Jen’s bday is in April and outlets are saying Ben leaves pretty much now for the UK since filming for Justice League starts on Monday. Since Ben is leaving now, I can’t see them filing while he’s away, which means they won’t be filing until at least June, if then. Also think it’s interesting – they’ve both pretty much dropped out of sight the last two weeks aside from Easter. The DM typically gets Jen every single day either at the gym or picking kids up, etc. and that has stopped completely for the first time since they split. Just found that kind of interesting – or maybe not. :)

  21. Zaytabogota says:

    People who work with Ben love him because he’s friendly, charming and professional. People who serve him love him because he’s very polite, friendly and a big tipper. If there’s a dislike between the two on set then I doubt he was the one in the wrong.

    • Jib says:

      And people who marry him say he likes to screw the nannies.

      Just from that, Ben has a shady character and I’m inclined to think the worst of him.

      • Rasheeda says:

        Nah. He’s a douche in his marriage but otherwise has a good repuation as an actor people like to work with. Otherwise, he would’ve washed out years ago after the Bennifer fiasco.

  22. Amy says:

    OMG I totallllllly agree: “Ten bucks said that Ben was making even more “suggestions” to Zack Snyder than Cavill ever made. Ten bucks says that Ben was the backseat driver for BvS, which is probably why he took the sh-tty reviews so hard.”

    Say what you will about Cavill, in every interview I’ve seen, he really shows up (even if he rubs me the wrong way) and Batfleck seems to be phoning it in. Honestly, he’s the real douche if you ask me. I’ve never been impressed.

  23. The Original Mia says:

    If Ben can rewrite portions of his scenes on a daily basis, then I doubt he’d have much to say about Cavill providing suggestions on his. The Detroit shoot was a disaster and most of that can be laid at both Affleck and Snyder’s feet. No mention of Henry anywhere.

    • Rasheeda says:

      Ben’s rewrites didn’t help kill the movie. The overall direction and screenplay were terrible and unfocused; Ben’s scenes were some of the best so obviously whatever rewrites he did helped. And, no, Henry will not get a mention as being partly responsible because he’s a prettyboy actor who got paid to throw out some ineffectual lines and look good in a suit. He’s hardly setting the world on fire.

  24. JJxxxx says:

    Yeah, I can well believe this. Batfleck’s time in the sun is on the wane. He’s aging, overly-botoxed and threatened by Henry C being younger and better looking and more successfully roided-up. That said, Henry is not particularly bright, so his suggestions were probably crap, and Batfleck is an Oscar-winning writer and producer as well as being an acclaimed director, while Snyder is a one-trick pony, so whatever Batfleck did script-wise likely only going to improve this sorry mess of a film.

    As an aside, I’m amused by people who are all “at last, haha, male actors being pitted against each other!” Really, everybody – the petty bitchery, self-obsession and paranoia of actors is one of the few areas of the entertainment industry where there are truly no gender walls. Male, female, whatever – they’re all jealous of/hate each other and can’t stand to see anyone else get more attention than they do!

    • Rasheeda says:

      I think I like Affleck more than you seem to but I still agree with you.

      I don’t think he’s jealous of Cavill though. Why should he be? Actors like Cavill are “the heavy” on projects like this, he’s barely A-list. And before Ben succumbed to the botox, he was looking good and aging well: nice body, extremely tall, good looking and way richer than Cavill. The only thing Cavill has on him is age but, Henry’s not particularly youthful looking to begin with.

      To be honest, I think the reports are BS to promote the Superman/Batman rivalry. I doubt Henry was even on Ben’s radar since he has a lot on his plate personally and professionally.