In twenty years of career, Henry Cavill has already participated in many franchises. During a recent interview, the actor returned to his career, and in particular to his most dangerous stunt…
Henry Cavill: an actor who multiplies the licenses
Henry Cavill began his career in the early 2000s. He first played small roles in films like Red Riding Hood, Hellraiser VIII or Blood Creek. It is his participation in the first three seasons of The Tudors which then gives him a start of notoriety. But his career really took off in the early 2010s through his appearances in The Immortals, No Exit and especially Man of Steel.
The role of Superman indeed gives him a reputation of world order. He will then return in the skin of the Kryptonian to four times with Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), Justice League (2017), Zack Snyder’s Justice League (2021), and lately Black Adam (2022). Henry Cavill also appears in other franchises. His fans can indeed see him in Mission Impossible: Falloutin Enola Holmes and obviously in the series The Witcher.
His craziest stunt
In a recent interview with Collider, Henry Cavill looked back on his career. Steve Weintraub, the editor of the American media, asked him in particular that she was his most dangerous stunt. Unsurprisingly, Henry Cavill quoted Mission Impossible: Fallout. Tom Cruise’s saga is famous for its ultra dangerous stunts. If Tom Cruise directs the vast majority of it, some of his colleagues are sometimes taken on board in his follies. This is the case of Henry Cavill who remembered the helicopter stunt at the end of Mission Impossible: Fallout :
I love this sequence and I would do it again without hesitation, but physically, it is the most difficult that I could do. It was extremely cold. We were above the Southern Alps in the middle of winter. The helicopter doors were open. I had to put my face into the wind and shoot blanks. I was completely deaf, just waiting for the pilot to shout something inaudible and make a gesture, which meant we were turning. I did this scene over and over again.
I either looked at Tom’s helicopter in front or behind, or at the camera, to see when I could stop. I was like, “Okay, I think that means I can sit down now.” I would do that for 40 minutes, then we would land, and I would sit by a small heater to warm my hands. In less than half an hour, they said to me: “Well, we’ve filled up. We’re going back.” We did this for at least two weeks. It was tough, but I absolutely loved the sequence, and it was totally worth it.
The stunt described by Henry Cavill occurs at the very end of the film. The culmination of the confrontation between his character and that of Tom Cruise, it is once again of an ambitious and very impressive sequence. Released in 2018, Mission Impossible: Fallout marks one of Henry Cavill’s few villainous roles. As often, this sixth part of the license Impossible mission was a huge box office success with over 791 million dollars in revenue for a budget of 178 million. Ethan Hunt isn’t done yet and will be back in July 2023 for Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning Part 1.