In An Interview …
… with the film news site Collider, “Man of Steel” actor Henry Cavil discusses how he prepared for his role and the source material he consulted (or did not, as the case may be):
“I avoided watching anything which was someone else’s interpretation of the source material. I didn’t go back to the movies and watch them. I didn’t go back to the TV series and watch them. I didn’t want to take that and have that influence my interpretation and my performance of the character. Where the character truly belongs and where the character truly comes from is not from the movies or the TV shows; it’s from the comic books. So I went straight to the comic books and had stacks of them and just read and read and read and read and read. I enjoyed so much learning about the character in such a dense manner. The comic books were my source of material; the TV shows and movies were someone else’s interpretation and so I left that to them.”
Cavil stars this month in “Immortals,” a new film adaptation of the Theseus story of Greek myth.
Read the full interview here.