Henry Cavill is the cover boy for Men’s Health magazine this month, and in his profile, he’s asked the same question that every actor is invariably asked, but let’s give him props for at least giving interesting answers, which are all the more so if you hear him speaking in a British accent instead of as Superman.
On whether he’s ever had a boner during a sex scene:
“It happened to me once,” he admits, ” and it was very embarrassing. A girl had to be on top of me, she had spectacular breasts, and I hadn’t arranged 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.”
How many people just cross checked Henry Cavill’s iMDB filmography with sex scenes and a “girl” with “spectacular breasts” to pinpoint who he is talking about?
I’ll guess Gabrielle Anwar, from The Tudors.
He also says that sex scenes make him very uncomfortable, but in doing so, uses splendid phrasing:
You don’t think of sex scenes as showing your bum to the nation,” Cavill says. “It’s actually acutely uncomfortable being naked in a roomful of people. The very last thing it is is sexy.” He starts laughing. “The actual physicality is very uncomfortable. All you’re doing is smacking your nuts against someone, and nothing is going in.”
But I bet he’s got, uh, “an extraordinary nut sack.”
via Men’s Health