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“Would do it again in a heartbeat”: Henry Cavill’s Most Physically Demanding Movie Wasn’t Man of Steel But This $791M Action Banger

"Would do it again in a heartbeat": Henry Cavill's Most Physically Demanding Movie Wasn't Man of Steel But This $791M Action Banger

Henry Cavill has played a wide variety of characters in his career in the entertainment industry. Whether it is flying around, saving the day as Superman, or helping his baby sister solve a mystery in Enola Holmes, it’s hard to pick favorites when it comes to the guy! After all, how are we supposed to pick just one?

Henry Cavill
Henry Cavill

Henry Cavill was also a part of the extremely popular Mission: Impossible franchise where he played against Tom Cruise’s Ethan Hunt. Now, while Henry Cavill has had his fair share of stunts and difficult-to-film scenes, Mission: Impossible – Fallout takes the cake for him. When asked which of the shots in his career were the toughest to shoot, he handpicked the helicopter sequence from Mission: Impossible – Fallout. And the best part?  He would do it again without thinking twice!

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Henry Cavill’s Toughest Shot Yet

Henry Cavill in Mission: Impossible - Fallout
Henry Cavill in Mission: Impossible – Fallout

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In an interview with Collider, Henry Cavill was asked about the toughest scene he has shot in the entirety of his career. After hearing the question, Cavill’s mind instantly went to his time on the sets of Mission: Impossible – Fallout. In his opinion, the toughest shot of his time in Hollywood was the helicopter chase scene between his character, August Walker, and Tom Cruise’s Ethan Hunt. Cavill stated,

“[E]ven though it’s not a single shot, it’s a sequence, and I love this sequence and I would do it again in a heartbeat, but physically the most enduring […] was a ‘Mission: Impossible’ helicopter sequence. It was so extremely cold, literally above the Southern Alps in winter, with the doors open on a helicopter. I’m sticking my face into the wind and firing blanks, with all sorts of stuff flying back at me, and just doing it over, and over, and over again. Completely deaf, just waiting for the pilot to scream something inaudible and do this [gesture], which meant we are rolling. So I had to then just keep on acting with my head out the window until I assumed that they had stopped shooting.”

Cavill didn’t even get to relax in between takes as the helicopter would get completely refueled in just thirty minutes and then they had to start filming again. Kudos to Cavill for persevering through it all to give it his hundred percent! Even though this sequence was the most difficult shooting experience for the Man of Steel actor, he says that he “absolutely loved the sequence, and it was so worth it.”  We just might need more such stunts from Cavill!

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Henry Cavill and the Bathroom Fight in Fallout

Henry Cavill in the bathroom fight scene
Henry Cavill in the bathroom fight scene

One of the most memorable scenes from the entire movie has got to the bathroom fight between Cruise, Cavill, and Liang Yang’s characters. The scene also features Cavill’s iconic “arm reloading” scene which had the world going crazy over it! Talking about filming the scene, the actor stated that he and Cruise practiced at different times with each other’s doubles and then with Yang. He also added that the scene took a total of four weeks to shoot!

“Tom and I had slightly different schedules so we worked with each other’s respective doubles for training purposes and then with Liang Yang directly as well because he was actually the guy who would be giving us a hiding! We trained and got the choreography and the various stunts drilled into our muscle memory during any moments that we could get away from the shooting schedule. Overall, the bathroom fight took 4 weeks to shoot, which, for a scene as intense as that, definitely felt uncomfortably long.”

Cavill also mentioned that the best part about the whole shoot was when he and Cruise confessed to each other just how much pain they were in. With a scene like that, there’s no doubt the two were exhausted by the end of the four weeks!

Mission: Impossible – Fallout is available to stream on Paramount+.

Source: Collider

Written by Mishkaat Khan

Mishkaat is a medical student who found solace in content writing. Having worked in the industry for about three years, she has written about everything from medicine to literature and is now happy to enlight you about the world of entertainment. She has written over 450 articles for FandomWire as a content writer. When not writing, she can be found obsessing over the world of the supernatural through books and TV.