“If you are not lean your abs won’t show”: Henry Cavill Reveals the Harsh Reality of His Eight Pack Abs in Immortals

Henry Cavill underwent a rigorous workout regime to get lean and fit for Immortals.

"If you are not lean your abs won't show": Henry Cavill Reveals the Harsh Reality of His Eight Pack Abs in Immortals


  • Henry Cavill discussed the rigorous workouts he underwent to maintain his eight-pack abs for the film Immortals.
  • Cavill faced constant challenges in shedding body fat and maintaining a lean physique throughout the film.
  • Henry Cavill is set to star in the upcoming Highlander reboot, which will be directed by Chad Stahelski.
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Henry Cavill is one actor who is loved on and off-screen by audiences and the general public. In addition to being a charming and talented actor, his relatable and nerdy persona has been loved and appreciated by fans. He is a kind soul who always manages to make people smile in his interactions with his fans and the media.

Henry Cavill
Henry Cavill

Cavill is also known for being a strict advocator of physical fitness. Even though he had to build a certain physique for roles such as Superman, he has always maintained a fit and bulky physique. He once talked about the harsh conditions to which he had to adhere to maintain his eight-pack abs for the film Immortals.

Also read: “I was extra out of shape”: Henry Cavill Was Embarrassed the First Time He Put on the Iconic Red and Blue Superman Costume


Henry Cavill Had To Train Rigorously to Maintain His Physique for Immortals

Henry Cavill in Immortals
Henry Cavill in Immortals

Henry Cavill starred in the 2011 fantasy action film Immortals. He played Theseus, a warrior chosen by the Gods to fight evil. For the role, Cavill was required to be incredibly fit and to maintain a lean physique throughout filming. He trained and worked out rigorously to attain the desired physique.

Cavill talked about the harsh conditions and the sacrifices that he made to develop a stunning eight-pack abs for the film. The hardship of getting rid of any body fat and maintaining a lean physique was a challenging one that Cavill had to keep constant throughout the film. He said (via IMDB),

“You can train and train until you are blue in the face but you’ve got to diet, you’ve got to have that leanness because if you are not lean, your abs won’t show. Of course, the training has to be put in, but then you’ve to shed all the fat and keep the fat off. And that’s how you get an eight-pack.”

Cavill is known for his hard work and his serious dedication to his roles. Thus, it is no surprise that he managed to maintain the required physique even though it was a cumbersome effort to get there. He continued maintaining a fit physique for Superman and other roles.


Also read: 3 Major Reasons Why Henry Cavill Could Not Beat Robert Downey Jr With His Sherlock Holmes in Enola Holmes Franchise

Henry Cavill’s Highlander Reboot to Begin Shooting Soon

Christopher Lambert in Highlander
Christopher Lambert in Highlander

It was a while ago that Henry Cavill was announced to star in the reboot of the 1986 action classic Highlander which was then led by Christopher Lambert. The reboot is going to be directed by Chad Stahelski who directed all 4 John Wick films. The progress of the film’s production was halted due to the Hollywood strikes.

Stahelski talked to Collider about his excitement about the project and also revealed that he hopes to start shooting the project within a year’s time. He said,


“We do not have a date, but let’s say within a year. [Laughs] Soon. Soon as I can. I’ve been developing two shows side by side: Ghost of Tsushima and Highlander. Those are the ones that I love. I have a couple of other ones that I really love. I have Rainbow Six and a few other things, but they’re still in development in the script phases. I’ve been trying to do Highlander now for eight years. I’d really love to do it. All the tumblers seem to be in play, and if everything goes well, we get finished with this strike, and our schedules all work out, it looks very, very probable.”

Fans are anxious and excited about this new collaboration between Cavill and Stahelski. With the director’s successful track record, the project will surely be a highly anticipated one. Fans have to wait and see how the project turns out as more updates will continue to come from its makers.

Also read: Henry Cavill’s Highlander Reboot is “Everything that I can’t do in the John Wick Series”, Says Chad Stahelski





Written by Rahul Thokchom

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