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Behind Every Tough Guy Look Is Henry Cavill’s Nerdy Obsession

By Soniya Hinduja
January 31,2022

British actor Henry Cavill is known for playing some really tough roles. And the toughest among them all is his latest project with Netflix. Henry Cavill plays the role of Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher series. While the actor effortlessly pulls off the tough guy look, in reality, he is quite a bit of a big nerd. 

Henry Cavill has always expressed his passion for Warhammer 40,000, and his everlasting fondness for video games. In fact, World of Warcraft is Cavill’s favorite game to play. 

We have made a fun compilation of all the times Cavill has shared his nerdy self on television. So, to all the nerds out there, you have nothing to be insecure about anymore. 

1. Superman Has A Bunch Of Hobbies

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Recently, Henry Cavill appeared on The Graham Norton Show. In a fun conversation, Graham mentioned the actor’s obsession with Warhammer 40,000, and how Henry paints his miniature toys. In response, Henry even admitted that, “It sounds ridiculous, but it is fun.” Tom Holland, being adorable as always, asked Henry if he could ever go over to play. Now, imagine the wonderful time Spider-Man and Superman must have while playing with Warhammer figurines, somewhere in England.

2. Henry Cavill Has A New Best Friend? 

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In an aftershow interview with The Witcher, Henry Cavill realized that his Witcher best friend Joey Batey is equally passionate about Warhammer 40,000 as him. Turns out, Cavill has found a real-life best friend, too. When the two discussed what type of armies they prefer playing with, Joey asked him, “Shall we?”. And of course, Henry immediately replied, “Yes!”

3. A Jarring Revelation On The Rich Eisen Show

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Apparently, the actor who once auditioned for Superman, is also the actor who ignored a phone call to prioritize playing World of Warcraft. In the ‘True or False’ segment of The Rich Eisen Show, it was revealed that Zack Snyder had called Henry to share the amazing news with him. But Cavill never picked up until the last second, when he checked who was calling him. Obviously, Cavill called him back and Zack congratulated him on being cast as the Man of Steel. Fortunately, Henry’s obsession with WoW did not cost him a role. But guys, this is what a devoted gamer looks like. 

4. Henry Even Built His Own PC


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One is definitely a gaming nerd when they spend hours worth of energy into building their own PC. Henry Cavill proudly sung his own praises on his Instagram page when he posted a video of him building his own PC. Needless to say, the actor had to make the video stylish enough. And he achieved this by playing Barry White’s “Can’t Get Enough of Your Love,” while getting his tools to work. 

Also Read : 14 Reasons Why Nobody Could Have Played The Witcher’s Geralt Better Than Henry Cavill

5. Xbox vs. Playstation?

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When celebrities come out as big gaming nerds, the obvious question that arises is “Playstation or Xbox?”. Turns out, Henry Cavill’s choice of console is, “PC”. Henry explains how while growing up, a PC was the gaming platform occasionally used in his household. Apparently, Superman’s nerdiness is not something that he grew into eventually. His father had been there to back him up since the very beginning. 

6. The Reference Made Specially For Warhammer Fans

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The primary topic of discussion for this interview was The Witcher’s new season. But at the end of the video, Henry leaves a reference. And if you ain’t a Warhammer fan, you probably won’t get it. At the 44-minute mark, Cavill elaborated on how there is one particular place on set with the chandelier in the background. And how it reminded him of a “Blackstone Fortress” from Warhammer 40,000. It is a no-brainer that the reference went unnoticed by everyone, including the interviewer Josh Horowitz. But it is clear how Henry Cavill’s love for Warhammer 40,000 has simply become an extension of his being.