As the new face of Superman, Henry Cavill knows his days as an unknown actor are over and that the expectations for his performance on Man of Steel are pretty high.
Just recently he commented with Total Film on his experience so far playing the iconic character:
“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.”
Cavill also took the time to reflect on what it was like to put on the Superman costume for the very first time:
“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.’”