Henry Cavill. What can we say about this man that you are not going to like? Apparently at one point he was so heartbroken that he wasn’t eating and a sandwich — now known as “the Henry sandwich” helped him to move on.
We don’t know which relationship he’s talking about in this insightful interview brought to us by Inquirer. As far as we know Henry has had two serious relationships in recent years.
He was engaged to equestrian star, Ellen Whitaker — whom he broke-up from as his career was taking off — and dated WWE fighter and actress Gina Carano on and off for a while. But Henry Cavill says the toughest thing he’s ever had to do is walk away from someone he loves — yes, he uses the present tense, so we assume he still does.
“I think the bravest thing that I have done is that I have told someone, ‘I don’t think we should be together in a relationship.’ In spite of the fact that I love her, I think it was wrong and knowing how much it (telling her) was going to hurt her. Because that really sucks and it really hurts.”
“Months later, I looked back and went ‘yeah, you did the right thing.’ That was good.”
His comments paint Henry Cavill as a man with strong principles, who was brought up to act on his conscience and it couldn’t be more attractive to his adoring fans. The man is already adored by millions and as his career takes him to the next level of stardom, he still says his biggest influences are those people closer to him and not comic book heroes.
“Ethics are very important. I try to be as ethical as I possibly can. Integrity is vital to me and who and what I am is based upon that. I know there is only one thing I can take with me when I am on my deathbed and that’s my integrity. I can’t take my money. I can’t take houses or boats or my wife or my kids.”
Henry Cavill has been extremely busy filming, first the blockbuster Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice — which opens on March 25, 2016 — and the spy revival — The Man From U.N.C.L.E. — coming to theaters on August 14. He also graces the covers of several magazines including, Empire Magazine, Men’s Health, and Men’s Fitness.
But it appears Henry is not letting fame get to his head, which is not easy considering the position in which he currently finds himself. After all he is the Man of Steel.
So how did Henry Cavill deal with that heartbreak, which he calls the toughest moment in his life? Well, he says it was hard, but he was able to move on — it appears he really isn’t over it — with a little help from his friends…and a sandwich.
“My hardest time—goodness—isn’t heartbreak always the hardest time no matter what you do?. So yeah, I had my heart broken and had my best friends look after me after a bad heartbreak. I wasn’t being particularly bad. I was just being morose and heartbroken.”
“To see the joy on my friends’ faces when I finally ate a sandwich, which was remarkable because I wasn’t eating. My friend’s wife made this particular sandwich which I ate. Just to see them so happy taught me a lot. They now call it the Henry Sandwich.”
So what was so remarkable about that particular sandwich. Nothing really. Henry Cavill says it had “slow-cooked pork with banana peppers in a soft roll. That simple.” This is great stuff, isn’t it?
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