‘Not just doing this for the art… The money’s fantastic’: Henry Cavill isn’t Ashamed of Admitting He Does Acting Because the Pay is Good

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Fame and popularity might help to nudge celebrities toward the good ranks and the big leagues, but sometimes, good money is above all recognition. And Henry Cavill wasn’t embarrassed to admit that his motivation too, was derived from money to a certain extent.

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In one of his interviews back in 2016, the Batman v Superman star quite openly discussed money being a great incentive besides his admiration for his work.

Henry Cavill admitted he savored the money he made

Henry Cavill might have been in it for his passion with regard to the industry, but that certainly wasn’t the only reason, as the star himself remarked. Although he was a bit hesitant about divulging his real thoughts on the matter, he very clearly mentioned that money was one of the most important driving factors for him.


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“I’m slightly wary of saying this, because it can be frowned upon, certainly by members of my community and people outside my community,” he confessed. “But I’m not just doing this for the art. The money’s fantastic and that’s something which I deem— and again, it is frowned upon — very important,”

The British actor owned up to the fact that as much as he loved acting, he loved making money too. And what was wrong with that? One had the right to taste the sweet fruit that is borne as a result of hard work, especially when that fruit let you enjoy all the grand things in life from an exorbitant shopping spree to traveling first class.

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Henry Cavill owned up to indulging in the luxuries of life

The Man of Steel star explained that there wasn’t anything so horribly wrong about the idea of enjoying one’s work for the money one earned because ultimately, it ended up making one happy.

“You’ve got to enjoy life! I mean, you’ve got to,” Cavill exclaimed. He mentioned how he spent his money on “nice stuff” and that relished the freedom and ability to buy whatever he wanted at any given time, even if it was a full-fledged house.

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Henry Cavill as Superman

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But he wasn’t the only source of his spending as he remarked that he loved to spoil his friends and family too. “Spending money on my friends, buying dinner for everyone, drinks for everyone, it’s a nice place to be,” he stated. “And I like people to feel cared for.” 

The Tudors star shrugged at the thought of people being upset over his open confession about admiring his bank account because when it was time to have fun and travel without a hassle, it was the same money that came to his rescue.

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Henry Cavill got his big break in The Tudors

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“I mean, traveling to New Zealand in the economy, it sucks. Especially if you’re over six feet,” he added. “But first class? I’m not going to ever pretend to be coy about that. I love it.” 

Henry Cavill’s take on why money made a difference in his life, and his boldness about not being ashamed about it either, was definitely refreshing, to say the least.

Source: Variety



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