Henry Cavill told he was too ‘chubby’ during James Bond audition

Before he became the Man of Steel, Henry Cavill was the Man of Soft.

In the mid-2000s, Cavill, now 36, auditioned for the highly coveted role of James Bond. For a screen test, he had to walk out of the bathroom in a towel — a la Sean Connery’s portrayal — but was told he wasn’t in good enough shape to play 007.

“I probably could have prepared better,” Cavill told Men’s Health. “I remember the director, Martin Campbell, saying, ‘Looking a little chubby there, Henry.’ I didn’t know how to train or diet.”

Cavill, who went on to play Superman, wasn’t offended.

“… I’m glad Martin said something, because I respond well to truth,” Cavill explained. “It helps me get better.”

He ultimately lost out to Daniel Craig.

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