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Boarding school prepared me for Superman role: Henry Cavill

Cavill says he used the childhood feelings of loneliness to help him prepare to play Clark.

Written by Press Trust Of India | London |
June 18, 2013 10:34:29 am

New Superman Henry Cavill has credited his days at boarding school for giving him the background he needed to play the comic book superhero in new movie ‘Man of Steel’.

The 30-year-old actor attended Stowe School in Buckinghamshire and said he used the childhood feelings of loneliness and homesickness to help him prepare to play Clark Kent’s alter-ego,reported Daily Star.

“Being away from my family and not feeling like I was understood is something that I brought. I was at a boarding school. Every three weeks I would go home for a weekend,but when you’re 13 years old and you’re emotional and you miss home,three weeks feels like a very long time – especially if you haven’t got loads of mates.

“Being alone isn’t easy. I wasn’t the most popular kid and I felt very alone. That’s certainly a lasting memory. I wasn’t someone who spoke a lot,and I brought that to the character,”

he said.

In the film,Cavill’s Superman character is sent to Earth as a baby to avoid an explosion that destroys his home planet of Krypton.

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