Hollywood star Henry Cavill has been very candid about his stance on shirtless or intimate scenes in films or shows. While he asserts that he has no issues with performing such scenes for a project as long as it serves the narrative, the actor expressed discomfort with gratuitous or unnecessary intimate elements that lack narrative relevance as it has led him to an uncomfortable situation earlier in his career.
During an interview with Men’s Fitness, the Argylle star opened up about an awkward and uncomfortable incident that occurred while filming an intimate scene, where he experienced an untimely erection.
Henry Cavill Experienced an Awkward Moment While Filming an Intimate Scene
During an interview with Men’s Fitness, Henry Cavill opened up about the moment when he found himself in an uncomfortable moment while filming a s*x scene. He revealed that he experienced an unexpected erection while filming the intimate scene with his co-star. The Witcher star shared,
“It’s only happened to me once—and it was very embarrassing. A girl had to be on top of me, she had spectacular br**sts, and I hadn’t rearranged my…stuff into a harmless position. She’s basically rubbing herself all over me and, um, it got a bit hard.”
Acknowledging the unprofessional nature of the situation, Cavill expressed regret over the awkward situation and apologized to his co-star. “I had to apologize profusely afterward,” he shared, explaining that it’s not acceptable for someone to get a “boner” in a professional setting.
While Henry Cavill did not name the show or movie, the incident is believed to have taken place during the filming of The Tudors. And the Man of Steel star once again shared his thoughts on the inclusion of s*x scenes on-screen, stating that he believes that they are “overused” these days.
Henry Cavill Criticized the Excessive Use of S*x Scenes
During his recent appearance on the Happy Sad Confused podcast, Henry Cavill shared his discomfort with the prevalent use of s*x scenes in movies. Expressing his reservations about such sequences, the actor said, “I don’t understand them—I’m not a fan.”
While he acknowledged that there are instances when such scenes can be justified and could even be beneficial to the narrative, he also criticized their excessive use in the cinema. “I think sometimes they’re overused these days,” he said before further stating, “Is this really necessary, or is it just people with less clothing on?”
He also expressed discomfort with scenes that prioritize nudity over substance, saying, “You’re thinking, ‘There’s not a performance here. There’s not a piece which is going to carry through to the rest of the movie.'” Cavill’s recent remarks underscore his ongoing reservations regarding intimate and nude scenes on screen.