Hia magazine just gave fans the heads up about their interview with Henry included in their latest issue, and now we have it for you.
Our translator supreme Rebecca, was able to track it down and translate it from Arabic to English for us. She added that Arabic isn't the best language to translate into English, but she did her best. Thanks so much.
In the interview Henry reveals how his deal with Huawei came about, and on a personal level -- he opens up about his love and respect for his mum. Check out his chat with celebrity writer Adnan Alkateb below.
launch the new phone P9, I met Huawei ambassador “Superman” Henry Cavill in an exclusive interview for “Hia” -- the first interview with an Arab magazine. Just as Superman in the stories and movies is an ordinary working man, falls in love and lives a daily life routine, so is Henry Cavill. Hollywood star but modest, intelligent and a gentleman.
Tell us the story about your beginning with Huawei
Basically, Huawei called my management team. I think they are very excited to enter the European and American market, and western markets in general. Since they contacted the company that manages my work, I learned about the development of this smartphone and I got to know the company. I discovered a really wonderful idea, but it was necessary for me to try it out for myself. Before I’m an ambassador for any product, I must trust and believe what the user is doing. I wanted to visit the company and use the product, and make sure it’s something I can really use in my life -- and this is what I discovered about the P9 phone. So I had an opportunity in front of me, and in the end I was very lucky to work with them.
How do you see the future of this company?
With this device specifically, I think they will achieve tremendous success. But only time will tell. I have learned a wonderful thing from the general public and people, which is that you can not completely guarantee an outcome or the consequences. I really hope I get the opportunity to spread Huawei products to the United States, South America, Central America and Europe as well. It’s a wonderful product and a great company. I think they are having remarkable success in the Middle East. Indeed they are exploring success everywhere. I have traveled through the Middle East many times and each time in Dubai, I noticed pictures of Huawei everywhere. It would be wonderful to see it also in Europe and in the United States.
As you travel across the Middle East have you ever lived there, and when you have dealt with men and women from Arab countries how did you find them?
I have some Arab friends. I have not seen them for many years but I remember the amazing personalities, the sense of fun and playfulness. They always have a sense of humour and spending time with them is always great fun. I’ve never spent enough time in the Middle East to have a real opinion about the area. If I had visited more of its countries, I would be able to answer. I worked in Jordan for a short time and passed through Dubai more than once but only from its airport. I can say that the Dubai airport is very beautiful!
Who is the most beautiful woman in your eyes?
The most beautiful woman in my eyes is simply my mum.
What is the best advice provided by this beautiful woman?
(Laughed a lot…and then he looked at me, thinking for a long time and finally said)
The best advice provided by my mother to me, was to always live life to its limits and beyond and that she wants me to have everything I dreamt of, but to put happiness first.
With “Superman” and the Black Widow
Huawei China’s leading telecom company has the charming actress Scarlett Johansson who has captured the hearts of men and star Henry Cavill “Superman” who has captured the hearts of women around the world as ambassadors for the new P9 smart phone.
Huawei (a third of the earth’s population uses its products) unveiled a smartphone in London in the presence of star Henry Cavill and a number of movie stars and the arts, media and photography. At this event the company announced a proactive phone and a film starring Henry Cavill and Scarlett Johansson. The story is based on the idea of a meeting between Johansson and Cavill, and “Huawei” and “Leica” and between Hollywood and Shanghai, and between black and white and colour. Also, Hia got exclusive photos of the two star ambassadors for this outstanding phone that takes photography on a smartphone to whole new level. The device works with the latest version of the ‘Android’ system that integrates technological development with the elegance of design. This co-operation between the “Huawei” and “Leica” cameras resulted in a dual camera lens that allows the capture of clearer and more precise images doubling the amount of light and vivid colour or black and white.