The ‘Man from U.N.C.L.E.’ actor says in a new interview that he ‘had to apologize profusely’ after getting the accidental erection.
Henry Cavill once got an erection while filming sex scene. In an interview with Men’s Fitness Magazine’s September issue, the 32-year-old actor reveals the incident happened during one of his many sex scenes he had to shoot for “The Tudors”.
“It’s only happened to me once, and it was very embarrassing,” the “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” actor recalls, “A girl had to be on top of me, she had spectacular breasts, and I hadn’t rearranged my – stuff into a harmless position. She’s basically rubbing herself all over me and, um, it got a bit hard.”
“I had to apologize profusely afterward. It’s not great when you’re in a professional acting environment and somebody gets a boner, is it? No, not acceptable,” he adds, before stressing that the entire process is actually very “uncomfortable.”
Henry explains, “You don’t think of sex scenes as showing your bum to the nation. It’s actually acutely uncomfortable being naked in a roomful of people. The very last thing it is sexy. The actual physicality is very uncomfortable. All you’re doing is smacking your nuts against someone, and nothing is going in.”
In the interview, Henry also reveals he’s currently single and not a fan of the “American style” of dating. “American dating is like carpet bombing,” the star of “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” shares, “You date 16 women all at once and eventually one of them is supposed to pop out of the crowd? I can’t do that.”
He explains, “I’m 32 years old. I do want to find a wife and raise a family. I prefer the British way: get talking and see what happens, one at a time.”
Henry says he was overweight as a teenager. “They used to call me Fat Cavill,” the “Man of Steel” actor recalls, “I was a prime target for them. I actually had rolls of fat on me. One guy told me I had tits. I was a big eater, and I still love food. I’m still an indulger, in alcohol, in food, in all the things I enjoy in life. I’ve never been able to do things in half measures. That’s probably why I was fat as a kid.”
“And yet as much as people made fun of me, there was no actual bullying,” he continues. “But I will admit I was quite bitter for a while. They also called me a ‘lemon,’ a guy who gets nowhere with the girls.”