Monday, January 7, 2019

Just In: Henry On The Cover Of GQ Germany (Updated)


Just a few months after taking the stage in Germany to accept his Movie International award, Henry is now gracing the cover of GQ Germany. The magazine posted a first look today.




The new shoot shows him in a relaxed pose, sporting a longer hairstyle for Netflix's The Witcher - which should be out later this year.

We''ll post the rest of the new pics and the article when/if we get it!

UPDATE 1/9: The magazine goes on sale tomorrow and a preview of Henry's interview and BTS video of his shoot have been released. Do not miss! -- CLICK TO WATCH & READ HERE (translation in the comments section below).




Rough translation: "The military was my Plan B" - Henry Cavill was "Superman", Tom Cruise's opponent in "Mission: Impossible 6 - Fallout" and Agent Solo in "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." - and thus a worthy "GQ Man of the Year 2018". In the exclusive interview he talks about his difficult start in the film business, his time as a mustache bearer - and how a rejection became the most important moment of his career. You can find the entire interview and all the pictures in the latest GQ, which will be available from 10th January.




















We'll post the full interview and new pics as they come in, so keep checking back.

UPDATE 1/10: Henry's full interview is in! -- You can check out the magazine scans with a few more new pics here. Thanks to the wonderful Rebecca and one of our readers who did the translation so you guys can read it.

Mister Cavill, last summer, you made headlines with “Mission: Impossible – Fallout“, also because of your mustache. Do you miss it sometimes?

The mustache had its moment. Maybe some day, it will come back but that will probably be some time till then.

On the internet, that look received excited reactions. Or do you not follow what is written about and to you online?

I try hard to read the comments under my posts. Furthermore, I browse through fan and film sites to get an impression of the mood. I try to get a feeling how my work is perceived, but at the same time, I don't want to give them too much meaning.

Do you sometimes see social networks as time-wasting?

As long as you try to use the Internet constructively, I do not really think that you waste your time there. However, I can not deny that every now and then, of course, I get caught up in this maelstrom of morbid curiosity that sometimes being online can take you.

Your dog Kal is also quite present in your Instagram feed. Have you always been a dog person?


I think so. Which is surely because I grew up with dogs. But Kal is special, we've been through so much. He is one of the few constants in my life, so he keeps coming up in my Instagram feed.

Do you take him with you when you work?

Kal comes everywhere. Except when I am only traveling for a few days or traveling to a country where he would have to go into quarantine. We are rarely separated. When I hear a knock on the door and not immediately afterwards a bark, then something is missing.

Apart from the dog, is there anything that you always have with you?

I have a watch from Jaeger-LeCoutre that suits every occasion. Except in the gym or in front of a camera I hardly ever lay it down.

Why the weakness for a classic wristwatch?

It's weird, actually I'm a huge fan of high tech gadgets. I love my computer and all the fantastic technologies that exist today. However, I must confess that, despite my fascination, I have no idea of ​​the science behind this technology. How information becomes one and zeros and moves between different mediums. Therefore, a mechanical wristwatch is something wonderful. It has so much incredible craftsmanship put into such a small pieces. If I took the clock apart, then I could see all the mechanical teeth and screws and eventually understand how it all works. A mechanical device has something reassuring for me.

Can you understand if someone is content to use his phone as a watch?

I personally like the feeling of wearing a watch. Apart from that, that's pretty much the case with the smartphone. Once you've pulled it out of your pocket to check the time, you'll answer a few messages - and before you know it's been 45 minutes, and you're still on Instagram.

Probably a wristwatch looks just more casual than a bulky smartphone in the tight trouser pocket...

I'm really happy that the phone displays have become bigger and bigger. So I can even read books and scripts on my smartphone when I'm on the go.

Your career started 18 years ago. Back then, you worked part-time in England in bars and nightclubs to afford the flights to castings in Los Angeles. Are those times still on your mind?

That feels very distant. But it's not like I will ever forget those years. I appreciate where I am today and I am still working hard. Just the way of working hard has changed a bit.

Back in the days, were you sure of your eventual breakthrough? Or were there ever times of doubt?

Then, I was motivated by a mixture of belief in myself and reality. I had forbidden myself to think too much of failure. At the same time, I always asked myself if I was really happy with acting. As a young actor, it is not easy: you need a name to get the big roles, but to get a name you need the big roles...
There were a lot of moments when I thought of giving up acting and going into military. That was my plan B.

After the rejection of “Casino Royale“, new possibilities opened up. Why military out of all?

A lot of family members and friends are in the army. So, I always had a connection to that. I think, I would have enjoyed that.

It didn't go that way after all. Which was the turning point that convinced you of sticking to acting?


Interestingly, it was a job I didn't get, which was James Bond in “Casino Royale“. During the casting, I made it to the screen test and to the recall - until the top two, according to rumors. The industry magazine “Variety“ picked up the story and suddenly I received a completely different kind of attention. Suddenly, my name had a certain weight and new opportunities opened. That's how I got the role in “The Tudors“. That was the start of a new phase in my career.

With your success, your financial situation changed as well. Do you remember your first big purchase you splashed out on then?

That took some time after all. In the beginning, I invested all my money on staying as long as possible in Los Angeles. It took its time for me being able to treat myself because with a career, you suddenly have new costs.

And what did you indulge in?

I wanted to buy a really nice car, I thought of an Audi R8. So with my father I went through the car dealers on my home island of Jersey. However, he saw a much more expensive Aston Martin DBS. But he thought I could afford it - and he had to know it, after all, he took care of my finances. So we did a test drive and the rest is history!

What kind of holiday do you like? Action and adventure or prefer to lie on the beach and do nothing?


I love to relax after a busy job. But a bit of adventure sounds good too! A perfect holiday has a bit of both.

What do you enjoy most spending money on nowadays?

For my loved ones. I am in the lucky situation of being able to make nice presents or to help them out from time to time. Sometimes I invite my friends to a holiday and we enjoy two weeks together somewhere warm.

Which is your favourite place you have ever travelled to?

That's hard to say... Rome is a beautiful city. And Pulpit Rock in Norway where we shot MI:Fallout, was breathtaking. But the Himalayas were for sure the most impressive. I was there as a teenager. In the Annapurna Sanctuary, we trekked up to the base camp. One of the most beautiful memories of my youth.

How did you get to travel to the Himalayas as a teen?

That was a school trip during the Easter holidays. My parents worked hard to make it possible for me to participate. I will be forever grateful for that. Of course, for everything else as well. When I have kids, I want to make such a trip possible for them as well.

It sounds like your preference for physical activity is something that has not only developed in your adult years.

Indeed, I was incredibly active in my youth. Despite me not being an athlete. But my love for physical activity has helped me a lot in my career.
“Immortals“ (2011) was the first film for which I had to really get in shape. Then, I learnt a lot about fitness and muscle building and never stopped training ever since.

Is that always fun?

No! But it's a really satisfying feeling upon finishing a hard training session. Especially when you didn't want to get up in the first place. And after an exhausting day on set, training is also great!

Do you also take a day off from training? Or do you feel guilty?

I love my rest days! I don't feel guilty then, only when I feel really lazy.

One more question about your adoptive home Florida. Most actors live in Los Angeles, New York or London. Why did you just go to Fort Lauderdale in the sunshine state?

In Florida, it is always wonderfully warm, no matter what the season. Strangely enough, I spend most of my acting jobs in colder climates, but I'm always dressed like in summer. So it's great that I can come to Florida between shoots and warm up my bones.

How is your dog, an akita with a dense, long coat, not sweating the soul out of its body in Florida?

There is air conditioning everywhere. If it gets too hot, Kal simply goes into the house. I think he feels more comfortable in Florida than in London. There one looks for air conditioners in vain. He really got into a sweat there.

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37 comments:

  1. An angel on earth. Looking forward to seeing the full article Xx

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  2. Ooh! I hope someone will be able to translate! 🤞🏻

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    1. Don't worry Nikki, I'm ready, willing and able. I just need to see the article.
      Rebecca (the translator)

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    2. Translation for Nikki:

      gq_germany💥Superman!!!!!!! The new GQ with Cover-Star @henrycavill #justiceleague#missionimpossible and GQ Man Of The Year @bastianschweinsteiger on the cover of @voguegermany #vogue #gq #henrycavill #fashion#style #food #cars #watches #sports #football#business #travel #superman #condenast

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  3. Oh, my. How handsome can you get?!

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  4. ����������❄️������
    Also love Switzerland ���� worked there in 2001/2003, that mountain environment its amazing, everyday I use to woke up with this amazing mountain view in my window, I miss a lot...⛰️♥️����
    Anyway I have a great Tip for you and Henry if he read this comment.
    I advise you to stay in Hotel Therme Vals, please check out in their IG page, it's amazing the architecture is fabulous and they have this Ayurveda massage which is very good for body and mind, please go it's worth the visit, ��

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  5. Mister Cavill, last summer, you made headlines with “Mission: Impossible – Fallout“, also because of your mustache. Do you miss it sometimes?

    The mustache had its moment. Maybe some day, it will come back but that will probably be some time till then.

    On the internet, that look received excited reactions. Or do you not follow what is written about and to you online?

    I try hard to read the comments under my posts. Furthermore, I browse through fan and film sites to get an impression of the mood. I try to get a feeling how my work is perceived, but at the same time, I don't want to give them too much meaning.

    Your career started 18 years ago. Back then, you worked part-time in England in bars and nightclubs to afford the flights to castings in Los Angeles. Are those times still on your mind?

    That feels very distant. But it's not like I will ever forget those years. I appreciate where I am today and I am still working hard. Just the way of working hard has changed a bit.

    Back in the days, were you sure of your eventual breakthrough? Or were there ever times of doubt?

    Then, I was motivated by a mixture of belief in myself and reality. I had forbidden myself to think too much of failure. At the same time, I always asked myself if I was really happy with acting. As a young actor, it is not easy: you need a name to get the big roles, but to get a name you need the big roles...
    There were a lot of moments when I thought of giving up acting and going into military. That was my plan B.

    After the rejection of “Casino Royale“, new possibilities opened up. Why military out of all?

    A lot of family members and friends are in the army. So, I always had a connection to that. I think, I would have enjoyed that.

    It didn't go that way after all. Which was the turning point that convinced you of sticking to acting?

    Interestingly, it was a job I didn't get, which was James Bond in “Casino Royale“. During the casting, I made it to the screen test and to the recall - until the top two, according to rumors. The industry magazine “Variety“ picked up the story and suddenly I received a completely different kind of attention. Suddenly, my name had a certain weight and new opportunities opened. That's how I got the role in “The Tudors“. That was the start of a new phase in my career.

    With your success, your financial situation changed as well. Do you remember your first big purchase you splashed out on then?

    That took some time after all. In the beginning, I invested all my money on staying as long as possible in Los Angeles. It took its time for me being able to treat myself because with a career, you suddenly have new costs.

    What do you enjoy most spending money on nowadays?

    For my loved ones. I am in the lucky situation of being able to make nice presents or to help them out from time to time. Sometimes I invite my friends to a holiday and we enjoy two weeks together somewhere warm.

    Which is your favourite place you have ever travelled to?

    That's hard to say... Rome is a beautiful city. And Pulpit Rock in Norway where we shot MI:Fallout, was breathtaking. But the Himalayas were for sure the most impressive. I was there as a teenager. In the Annapurna Sanctuary, we trecked up to the base camp. One of the most beautiful memories of my youth.

    How did you get to travel to the Himalayas as a teen?

    That was a school trip during the Easter holidays. My parents worked hard to make it possible for me to participate. I will be forever grateful for that. Of course, for everything else as well. When I have kids, I want to make such a trip possible for them as well.

    It sounds like your preference for physical activity is something that has not only developed in your adult years.

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  6. Part II:
    Indeed, I was incredibly active in my youth. Despite me not being an athlete. But my love for physical activity has helped me a lot in my career.
    “Immortals“ (2011) was the first film for which I had to really get in shape. Then, I learnt a lot about fitness and muscle building and never stopped training ever since.

    Is that always fun?

    No! But it's a really satisfying feeling upon finishing a hard training session. Especially when you didn't want to get up in the first place. And after an exhausting day on set, training is also great!

    Do you also take a day off from training? Or do you feel guilty?

    I love my rest days! I don't feel guilty then, only when I feel really lazy.

    I hope that's all for so far, but it's only a rough translation on my phone, so please excuse any mistakes I made in the process :)

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    1. Thank you for the translation. Much appreciated!

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    2. You're welcome :)
      I know the trouble of reading with the Google translator and well, it's a pain... haha

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    3. Yes Thank you so much for the translation

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    4. Thank you for your translation, fantastic!

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    5. Thank you for the transaction?

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    6. One of HCN readers did a wonderful job (along with google translate) translating the original 12 questions published online. An additional 11 questions were translated after a fan posted screen shots of the article and I read through it and typed it up in English. HCN then put the complete interview together and published it for all of you to enjoy.
      I love teamwork!
      Sadly, if there are many translating mistakes (in the 11 I did) the fault lies with me and not google. :-(
      Rebecca

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    7. Tbh, Rebecca, I love the part you translated, sounds way more natural than mine...
      But i suppose, it's more important we helped others to read it in the first place :)

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    8. A huge thanks to you both! I know how much work it takes to do translations and really appreciate you taking the time so everyone can read it.

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    9. Anonymous January 11, 2019 at 9:08 AM you did an amazing job and translating 12 interview questions using google on your phone is no small feat. It's kind of you to say that mine sound more natural but I can speak German (my Father was posted in Germany for years) and being English with a similar educational background to the person being interviewed helps, our speech patterns are the same. You did a great job and I know the readers of HCN really appreciated your hard work.
      Rebecca

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  7. Holy cow... I am beyond in love at this point!!😍😍😍😍💋❤💋❤

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  8. Its so nice to see a humble an sweet Knight Henry.That the success of his status as an actor as grown exponentially.His roles he portrays now show so much depth an strenrgh of character.He outside all in every role.I admire him bunches Wish u Knight wonderful success in your future endeavors Big hugs to u an Kal☺😄💪💌

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  9. Thank you for the translation above. When I see these pictures I can't help but think that when Henry's parents got together the perfect gene combination occurred!

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  10. You know, for more than twenty years I've followed his career, and I confess that I've been terribly worried -- well, always concerned -- that, show business being so brutally unfair, he wasn't going to get the career that his talent and skills deserve. I was so relieved when he popped up to A-List with Supie and these other great parts! Then I wondered whether he'd go off the deep end like so many other actors after success, and again I'm relieved to see that he doesn't seem to be going that way at all.

    But out of all this what impresses me most is that he can generate that kind of concern, that almost familial good will, in a total stranger -- a world-weary total stranger unimpressed with celebrity, who's frankly put off by actors generally, and half a world away. And that he can win and keep a person's respect -- without meeting him or even saying a word to him.

    This is an extraordinary man. And I wish him the best.

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    1. I second that too. I am amazed that I think so much of a man I don't even know. Maybe it's because he is my hearts version of the ideal man I just want the very best for him

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  11. hi there does dat mean Henry has left London for good! doesnt live there anymore?!

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  12. First, Rebecca thank you for the awesome translation!

    Secondly, how can a U.S. resident obtain a print copy of this 2019Feb GQ Germany issue???!!! (Aside from knowing someone in the countries listed in the drop-down menu of the ordering form--USA, Canada not listed?) Help!!!

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    1. Yes, Rebecca is really kind with her time in helping translate everything. As far as the magazine, I'd check with Barnes & Noble or a magazine shop carrying International magazines in your area to see if they will get it. Sometimes they can order it for you. Downside is that you may have to wait a while to receive it. Good luck!

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    2. Thank you! I will try your suggestions, and am currently hitting up friends and family members if they know someone in the listed countries. Worse case I will get the download version.

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    3. Anonymous January 12, 2019 at 12:08 PM
      Here in the UK I order foreign magazines from Newsstand. They haven't got February's issue yet. If you have no luck getting a copy I might be able to get a copy and forward it onto you.
      Rebecca

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    4. Thank you! You are too kind, careful of the deluge of future requests! LOL I think I do know someone with relatives living in Belgium--and I'm not ashamed to ask! LOL Thanks again and good luck to all.

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  13. BTW, I too have been following Cavill's acting career for almost 20 years and am glad to see/hear he's doing well and still wish him the best in the future. Still hoping for MOS 2, though, but am getting Netflix later this year because of him in The Witcher series. Finally, Cavill in a series again. Yay!

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  14. Piękny mężczyzna, Marzenie kobiet, cudny aktor,życzę.mu aby dalej tak grał, bo lubię z nim filmy.

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    1. W pełni się zgadzam!! (Używając Tłumacza Google. ;-))

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    2. Translation for Unknown January 13, 2019 at 12:23 PM by Rebecca
      A handsome man, a dream for women, a wonderful actor, I hope he keeps acting because I like movies with him in.

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  15. Translation:
    A beautiful man, Dream of women, a wonderful actor, I wish him keep playing like that because I like movies with him.

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  16. Translation:
    I fully agree !! (Using Google Translate ;-))

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