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‘Had it Scheduled for 4 Days, Ended Up Shooting for 4 Weeks’: Henry Cavill’s Ungodly Dedication For Mission Impossible 6 Bathroom Action Scene Proves He’s the Perfect James Bond

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The internet has time and again expressed its sincere admiration and respect for Henry Cavill. Whether it’s his well-refined, polished acting skills, or his never-ending dedication to the roles he is given, the actor lives up to everyone’s expectations. Therefore, it comes off as no shock that most people online wish to see Cavill in the role of the iconic secret agent, James Bond — a beloved character in mainstream media who was created by writer Ian Fleming.

Henry Cavill
Henry Cavill, a top contender for the role of the new 007

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When it comes to the actor’s credibility as the next Bond, people have come up with reasons to elaborate on why he’d be the perfect fit. An interview from 2018 during the promotion of the film Mission: Impossible – Fallout — featuring Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg, and Henry Cavill, among others — seems to explain why the actor is perfectly tailored for the role of Agent 007.

Cavill’s Relentless Dedication To His Roles

The iconic bathroom sequence
The iconic bathroom sequence

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In an interview with Jimmy Kimmel, Henry Cavill sat down to discuss an exemplary scene from Mission: Impossible – Fallout. The scene in question is, of course, the legendary bathroom fight sequence. When the Man of Steel actor was asked about how long the entire fight sequence took, he had the following to reply:

“We had it scheduled for four days… but we ended up shooting for four weeks. The problem with working with perfectionists like McQuarrie and Tom Cruise is that, when, if it’s not right, then you keep shooting.”

The actor’s commitment to the sequence speaks volumes. When people first witnessed the bathroom scene, they were astounded by Cavill’s caliber. In another interview with Collider, the versatile actor who will soon be seen in the second installment of Netflix’s Enola Holmes expressed how rigorous the training period was and how painful to film the sequence ended up being:

“We trained and got the fight choreography and the various stunts drilled into our muscle memory during any moments that we could get away from the shooting schedule … Well, there were the numerous near-death experiences that gave this one a bit more tickle than the others.”

According to the actor, his “best memory” on set was when he could finally express the pain he was in, which was equally shared by co-star Tom Cruise. There is no denying that the actor goes the extra mile to ensure absolute perfection. His credible expertise in such a complex stunt choreography does favor his chances of being the next Bond.

Henry Cavill posing for the cover of The Hollywood Reporter.
Henry Cavill was in a lot of pain

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Why The Internet Wants Henry Cavill As The Next Bond

When it comes to the reason why many people, including the general audience, have been betting on Cavill as a brilliant addition to the classic spy franchise was due to an advertisement he filmed for No. 1 Botanicals’ herbal drinks. The actor, in the commercial, adorned a well-tailored suit and was seen walking past a silver Aston Martin, a car synonymous with the Bond franchise. This specific visual of Cavill skyrocketed the support for the actor as the next to portray the secret service agent.

Henry Cavill as the next Bond?
Henry Cavill as the next Bond?

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Keeping such visuals aside, many believe that the actor is born to play the role. As the search for the next James Bond continues following Daniel Craig’s departure from the franchise, it is no doubt that people will continue to advocate for Cavill in the aforementioned role. Who knows? If luck is on his side, and if the fans’ never-ending prayers are heard, then the world will soon witness the potential of Cavill as Bond. Only time can reveal the ultimate outcome.

As for now, the actor is set to appear as Sherlock Holmes in Enola Holmes 2 which releases on Netflix on 4 November 2022.

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Written by Debdipta Bhattacharya

Always having had a deep fascination for content creation and pop-culture, Debdipta joined as a writer at FandomWire in 2022. Currently pursuing an undergraduate Mass Communication degree, Debdipta enjoys the intricacies of cinema and film-making, with a year of screenwriting experience to account for. Besides her knack for writing, she's also an avid reader, a connoisseur of music across all genres, and a die-hard fan of Charlie Kaufman.