Henry Cavill reveals diet regime for playing Superman

Henry Cavill reveals diet regime for playing Superman

Los Angeles : CA : USA | Aug 03, 2011 at 11:46 AM PDT
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Henry Cavill has revealed his super-diet and super-workout regime that helped him to be in the required shape for playing Clark Kent in the new "Superman" reboot.

28-year-old Henry Cavill, who stars as the iconic Clark Kent in director Zack Snyder's "Man of Steel", said that playing Superman was not an easy task as he had to push his body beyond its normal limits for the role. Recently, the lucky actor was spotted sporting the iconic hair curl of Clark Kent at SDCC 2011.

The actor is super excited to have played the coveted role. In his recent interview, Henry Cavill revealed his thoughts on wearing the new super suit, saying, "It's extremely cool. There's no other feeling like it. They just put it on, I turned around and look in the mirror and you can't really play it cool - you sort of guffaw and laugh. I thought 'OK, holy hell, this is real, it's not a joke anymore. This is it...you're doing it, you're right in the middle of it."

Henry Cavill worked hard to fit in the costume of the superhero. The Brit also spoke about his heavy diet and workout regime he is still on.

He said, "I'm on 5000 calories a day... You've got to eat protein first, then a little bit of carbs...you've gotta keep your hunger levels going. 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."

While talking about his role in "Man of Steel", Henry Cavill didn't dish out any details regarding the story. However, the actor mentioned that he stayed focused on being as true as he could to the original character and who the character is.

On being the latest British actor to star as an American superhero after Christian Bale and Andrew Garfield, Henry Cavill expressed his happiness saying, "I'm very proud to be British and playing an iconic American superhero... it means I'm doing something right somewhere."

The much-awaited "Man of Steel" starring Henry Cavill will hit theaters June 14, 2013. In the upcoming movie, Henry Cavill is accompanied by Amy Adams as Lois Kane, Kevin Costner and Dianne Lane as Pa and Ma Kent respectively, Russell Crowe and Julia Ormand as his Kryptonian parents, Christopher Meloni as an ally general, Michael Shannon as bad guy General Zod and Laurence Fishburne as Daily Planet chief Perry White.

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Henry Cavill sporting Clark Kent's hair curl.
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