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Henry Cavill discusses being cast as Superman

Henry Cavill discusses being cast as Superman
Henry Cavill

Henry Cavill has spoken out about the nerve-wracking experience of landing the lead role in Zack Snyder's new Superman movie.

Speaking with EW, the British star of The Tudors and upcoming fantasy Immortals reveals how scary it was auditioning to be the world's newest Clark Kent.

"All I could think was: Oh, god. They're going to look at me and go: 'He's not Superman. Not a chance,'" he says. "The actor inside me was going: 'You're not ready! You're not ready!'"

His director, Snyder, though, saw something in Cavill that other high profile auditionees simply couldn't get anywhere near.

"Other actors put that suit on, and it's a joke, even if they're great actors," says Snyder.

"Henry put it on, and he exuded this kind of crazy-calm confidence that just made me go 'Wow. Okay: This was Superman.'"

The new Superman movie will shoot later this year, and will hit screens late 2012.

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