During his 007 audition, Henry Cavill was told he “looked obese.”
After No Time To Die, a new actor will play James Bond, and while Henry Cavill is in the running, he is glad he was passed over for the role after a bad audition years ago.
Just before Daniel Craig was cast as the latest James Bond, a slew of celebrities competed in a series of auditions to play the renowned character. Henry Cavill, who played Superman before donning the Kryptonian hero’s cape, was among the cast members. Unfortunately, he was told he wasn’t the correct weight during the audition.
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“I certainly should have prepared better [for the Bond audition],“ Cavill recently said.
“I recall Martin Campbell, the director, commenting, ‘Looking a touch overweight there, Henry.’
“I had no idea how to exercise or eat. And I’m delighted Martin said anything because I’m a big fan of honesty. It aids in my improvement.” (Image courtesy of Men’s Health)
“I know what it feels like to go from out of shape to in shape, and [afterwards]I’ll look at myself and go, ‘Man, nicely done,’” the singer admitted.
“It’s not like I’m a golden god – I’m just pleased of what I’ve accomplished,” Cavill continued. Then you may undress in front of your significant other and have them exclaim, “Goddamn, you look wonderful!” ‘Yes!’ for example. I’m bringing joy to others.’
Despite his sadness at not being cast in the role of a lifetime in Casino Royale, the 38-year-old said that he was ultimately relieved that he did not win the position.
“Basically, I got close to a bunch of stuff and didn’t get it,” he remarked on The Graham Norton Show.
“However, it’s amusing that people believe it’s a terrible thing. Everyone in Hollywood – or the performing industry – is striving to acquire a role, but they aren’t always getting them.”
“And so, missing out on the big roles in order to get a chance to be in the spotlight is actually a positive thing rather than a bad thing,” Cavill concluded. And for each of them, I thank my lucky stars.”
The star’s Bond audition took place in 2005, right before the release of Casino Royale.
Despite the fact that he missed his moment at the time, he has subsequently grown in prominence. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”