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Henry Cavill: Acting is my job

Henry Cavill has revealed he never takes his movie alter-egos home with him - because he sees acting as his job, not his life.

The British actor - who will soon be seen as Superman in the eagerly anticipated Man Of Steel - revealed Method acting isn't for him, telling Interview magazine that he doesn't like to get too "involved" in his characters.

Asked whether it was hard to convey the chemistry that has to exist between Clark/Superman and Lois Lane (Amy Adams), he said: "Well, it's our job as actors to make it look like it's not manufactured.

"If you have two actors who understand their characters - and therefore what they are trying to portray - then all they need to do is be the characters and there's a chemistry there."

Henry, 30, went on: "I mean, there are these fantasies among people who watch movies where they're like, 'Oh, there's a chemistry between them - something going on.' And sometimes there is.

"But for me, it's more like, I go to work, I do a job, I play a role, and then I go home. I don't wear a cape at home. I'm not an invulnerable alien at home. I'm not in love with a woman called Lois Lane at home.

"I know there are a lot of people who like to get very involved in their characters, but I, personally, find it too involved. I just like to do it as a job - and it's my job to make it look real."

Man Of Steel also stars Russell Crowe, Michael Shannon, Diane Lane and Kevin Costner.

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