The Real-Life Diet of Henry Cavill, Who Is Happy to Eat the Same Thing Every Day

The Real-Life Diet of Henry Cavill, Who Is Happy to Eat the Same Thing Every Day

That Superman physique runs on loads of protein supplements and pre-workout—and 4 a.m. physical therapy.
It’s one thing to play Superman on screen, but it’s another thing entirely to walk around looking like a Kryptonian in your everyday life. And the first thing you’re likely to notice when staring at Henry Cavill on Zoom are his shoulders—not even his Clark Kent jawline can distract from the small mountain range erupting from his humerus and clavicle. None of this is exactly news, given the multiple high-profile roles in which Cavill has transformed his body for—The DC universe, The Witcher, extremely buff Sherlock in Enola Holmes—but you truly cannot prepare for how mesmerizing those deltoids are.

Which is why Cavill’s latest role, as an ambassador for the supplement company MuscleTech is perhaps the most natural line on his resume. GQ caught up with the 38-year-old actor to find out how supplements influence his diet, his thoughts on pre-workout, and just how many meals a day you need to eat if you ever want shoulders like his.

GQ: Supplements are such a huge part of the fitness world, but I think something that can often be misunderstood, especially when you’re first starting out. What was your journey with using supplements like?
Henry Cavill: It’s an interesting thing, because I’ve been very fortunate over my career to have pros guiding me. As useful as that has been when it comes to physical results and how the body looks when I’m taking my shirt off on camera or whatever the case may be, it does certainly hinder my growth in knowledge. And so over the past couple of years, I’ve been trying to quiz my trainer, Dave Rienzi, more and more about the why of everything. Why is that going in? Why this rather than that? Aren’t they both carbohydrates? Why this protein versus that protein? What does it mean when you do this before or afterwards? And so my journey is still very much in process.

Once you started asking those questions, was there anything that you were surprised to learn?
So I have a protein shake before bed, and there would be times where I’d go, you know what, I want to lose a few more pounds, so I’m just going to cut the pre-bed shake out and not tell my trainer Dave. And it’ll be fine, because I’ll be losing a few pounds and then I’ll get back to showing progress photos and people will be like, “Oh wow, look at the progress you made!” But if I took three weeks off, when I would send Dave a progress photo, he would go, “Okay, cool. So are you still taking the pre-bed shake?” And I go, “No, because I wanted to lose a few pounds.”

That’s when I started asking these questions because he then informed me that the problem with that logic is that, yes, you do have fewer calories going into your body, but you also go into a catabolic state with how hard you’re training and how hard you’re working. So actually what you’re doing is you’re losing muscularity while you sleep. So your body won’t be looking as good. And almost immediately when I went back to the pre-bed shake, I was like, “Yeah, the body looks better already.” And for me, that was a massive learning point and a real shock. I thought, I need to start asking more questions and stop thinking that I can pull a fast one and pull the wool over his eyes.

Head over to the GQ website to read the rest of the article!

Henry Cavill To Star In ‘The Rosie Project’

Henry Cavill To Star In ‘The Rosie Project’

Exclusively from Deadline:

Even after signing on to a Highlander reboot and Matthew Vaughn’s next spy action pic, Henry Cavill doesn’t look like he’s done setting up his future dance card as Deadline has confirmed that he is set to star in The Rosie Project.

Steve Falk will write and direct the film, which follows an unlucky-in-love university professor who creates an elaborate questionnaire in an effort to find a wife and meets an unconventional woman who doesn’t match any of his “requirements,” but might be the perfect woman for him.

Matt Tolmach and Michael Costigan will produce.

The film is a change of pace for Cavill, who has been busy lining up action-heavy projects, and gives him an opportunity show his acting range. Cavill is set to shoot the sequel to Neflix’s Enola Holmes this fall as well as Vaughn’s new spy thriller Argyle, with Rosie Project expected to shoot at the top of 2022.

The former Man of Steel star has been on roll as of late most recently also attaching to star in Lionsgate’s anticipated Highlander reboot. He recently finished filming the second season of Netflix’s The Witcher following its record-breaking first season. He is also set to return as Sherlock Holmes in the sequel to Enola Holmes with Millie Bobby Brown returning in the title role.

Cavill is repped by WME and The Garcia Companies. Giant Freakin Robot first reported the news.

Henry Cavill, Samuel L. Jackson, Bryce Dallas Howard Among A-List Cast for Matthew Vaughn’s Spy Thriller ‘Argylle’

Henry Cavill, Samuel L. Jackson, Bryce Dallas Howard Among A-List Cast for Matthew Vaughn’s Spy Thriller ‘Argylle’

Exclusively from Variety:

“Kingsman” director Matthew Vaughn has signed up an all-star cast for his new film franchise “Argylle,” which will be produced by Vaughn’s U.K.-based studio MARV.

Henry Cavill (“Man of Steel”), Sam Rockwell (“Moon”), Bryce Dallas Howard (“Jurassic World”), Bryan Cranston (“Breaking Bad”), Catherine O’Hara (“Schitt’s Creek”), John Cena (“Bumblebee”) and Samuel L. Jackson (“Avengers: Endgame”) are all set to appear in the spy thriller.

MARV is already planning at least three films in the franchise, which is based on a debut novel of the same name by first-time author Ellie Conway.

The thriller is set to be published next year by Transworld Publishers Ltd., a division of Penguin Random House. Shooting on the film will begin in Europe this August.

The film (and book) will follow the globe-trotting adventures of a super-spy named Argylle across the U.S., London and other exotic locations. Pop singer Dua Lipa will provide music for the title track and score as well as making her acting debut in the feature.

“When I read this early draft manuscript I felt it was the most incredible and original spy franchise since Ian Fleming’s books of the ’50s,” said Vaughan. “This is going to reinvent the spy genre.”

Zygi Kamasa, CEO of MARV said: “We are delighted that we will be starting our fourth, and by far the biggest, feature film production since the start of the global pandemic. It demonstrates both our desire to scale up our production activity and our ambition to continue to launch new franchises beyond the ‘Kingsman’ series of films.”

Jason Fuchs (“Wonder Woman”) is writing the script and MARV and Vaughan will produce alongside Fuchs, Adam Bohling and David Reid. Zygi Kamasa, Carlos Peres, Claudia Vaughn and Adam Fishbach will exec produce.

Currently in post-production at the U.K.-based studio are “Tetris,” directed by Jon S. Baird, starring Taron Egerton and heading to Apple, “Silent Night,” directed by Camille Griffin and starring starring Keira Knightley and Lily-Rose Depp and “School Fight,” an action comedy directed by Damien Walters.

Also on the slate is “Kingsman” prequel “The King’s Man,” starring Ralph Fiennes. It will be released theatrically by Disney in December.

‘The Witcher’ Season 2 Teaser Trailer

‘The Witcher’ Season 2 Teaser Trailer

This morning at WitcherCon, it was announced that season two of The Witcher will be premiering December 17th, only on Netflix!

‘The Witcher’ Season 2 Teaser – Geralt

‘The Witcher’ Season 2 Teaser – Geralt