Sure, Henry Cavill’s body looks like it has been sculpted by Michelangelo himself. But what does the Man of Steel star really think about it? Is he more of an au naturel person or does he prefer his body to be hairless to a fault? Well, the British star opened up about his bodily preferences years back as he explained his take on the subject.
DC’s Superman talked about the pros and cons of being someone who is more inclined towards being in touch with his natural body, and it was surprisingly nice to see that not all celebrities conformed to the unrealistic expectations of society and industry.
Henry Cavill wanted to keep his chest hairless
During the premiere of his fantasy/action film, Immortals in 2011, Henry Cavill touched upon the subject of having a hairy chest and why he preferred it more over shaving it all.
“I gotta say the whole waxing thing has its advantages in that you end up looking more defined,” Cavill stated. “But it is extremely excruciating.”
Instead of going through the pains of getting every single hair on his body waxed, the Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice star said that he’d rather have a hairy chest and keep it that way. “So, I like my hairy chest. I plan on keeping it,” he remarked.
Cavill had also decided to keep his chest the way it was, hairy and unwaxed, for his role as Superman in the 2013 film, Man of Steel, because he refused to bow down to the absurd notion that a man could only be deemed masculine enough if he did not have a hairy chest.
DC’s Man of Steel on the subject of body image
This wasn’t the first time Cavill had dealt with body image issues that had been sprung onto him. The Enola Holmes star had been shamed for being a little “too chubby” by the producer of Casino Royale. And that was also the reason why Cavill hadn’t been able to bag the role of James Bond back in 2005.
But being the amazing person that he is, Cavill had simply taken those remarks in stride and resorted to working on himself more instead of sulking over it. And the Night Hunter actor set a great example by not shaving his body hair as well, by proving that men didn’t need to look a certain way in order to be “manly.”
His perspective regarding manscaping might have taken aback a few people, but most of his fans didn’t care because with or without the body hair, Henry Cavill will always be one of those stars who knocks the breath out of people, thanks to his stunning looks and gentlemanly demeanor.