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Cavill recalls ‘fat kid’ past

Henry Cavill has admitted he remains an “indulger” when it comes to calorific treats.

The 32-year-old actor, who is most known for his role as Superman in the 2013 flick Man of Steel, is currently super fit with large, defined muscles.

But his childhood was a different story and Henry makes it a point to control his eating impulses to this day.

“They used to call me fat Cavill,” he told Men’s Fitness magazine. “I was a prime target for them. I actually had rolls of fat on me. One guy told me I had t*ts.

“I was a big eater, and I still love food. I’m still an indulger, in alcohol, in food, in all things that I enjoy in life. I’ve never been able to do things in half measures. That’s probably why I was a fat kid. They also called me a ‘lemon,’ a guy who gets nowhere with the girls.”

To prepare for his role as Superman, Henry trained extensively with Mark Twight, a world-class climber.

The star previously recalled how epic his exercise regime was.

“I’m training two-and-a-half hours a day, pushing my body beyond its normal limits, putting on a lot of muscle mass and just making myself look like Superman,” Henry told Shortlist magazine. “I did two months training on my own and four months training in LA with Mark, and that was excruciating – breaking boundaries I didn’t know I could. I remember one moment, doing some horrible rowing sprint thing, and I said, ‘I can’t do this Mark, I can’t, I’m done,’ and he said, ‘No you’re not, don’t listen to the lies.’ I kept on pulling and pulling until suddenly I realised I had finished.”

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