Belfast Telegraph

Friday 29 August 2014

Cavill met Superdad Crowe at school

Henry Cavill met Russell Crowe when he was at school

Henry Cavill has said he was inspired to become a movie star by a teenage meeting with Russell Crowe - now playing his dad in Man Of Steel.

The new Superman told GQ magazine he met Russell aged 16 when the actor filmed scenes for Proof Of Life at his school.

Henry, an extra in the film playing rugby, said: "I thought we kind of look ridiculous, standing there, looking over at this famous actor. And I want to be an actor. So I thought I may as well go over and ask this guy about it."

The Tudors actor Henry says Russell, 49, told him "the pay was pretty good but they treat you like s***".

When Russell started being mobbed for autographs, the teenage Henry helped him to escape through the scrum and was later rewarded with a box of Russell goodies sent to the school, including a signed photo that read: "Dear Henry, a journey of 1,000 miles begins in a single step. Russell."

Now Henry has been cast as Clark Kent in the new Superman film and Russell as his biological father, Jor-El.

Henry, 29, only revealed their earlier meeting to Russell when they were training together and the older actor couldn't remember why his face seemed familiar.

He said: "We talked about how it's hilarious and great and wonderful; how he's playing that part, and this being the biggest moment of my career. And he's here.

"It's one of those moments where you think to yourself - just what are the chances?"

Man Of Steel is out in cinemas on June 14.

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting? customercare@belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Latest Entertainment News

Latest Music News

Latest Film & TV News

Latest Eating Out News

Horoscopes

Your Horoscopes by Russell Grant

Virgo:

A close relationship could reach a rocky patch. Resist the urge to emotionally withdraw from your loved one. Be willing to address the issues that have been pulling you apart. You could hear some painful things about your behaviour. Instead of getting defensive, be open to changing for the sake of your relationship. Think back to a time when someone you loved worked hard to gain your affection and approval. Pattern your attitude after theirs. Being flexible is more important than being right.More