British actor Henry Cavill has earned himself a devoted fanbase. Cavill’s fans recently spoke up in favor of The Witcher star when a talk show host mocked his hobby of collecting Warhammer miniatures during a TV appearance. Henry Cavill is well acclaimed for his impressive roles, such as Superman in the DC Extended Universe and Geralt of Rivia in the Netflix fantasy series. He is also admired for his roles in Mission Impossible: Fallout and Netflix’s Enola Holmes. As for his next on-screen appearance, Cavill is returning to the dynamic universe of The Witcher. Season 2 premieres on Netflix on December 17.
Fans adore Henry Cavill because he has displayed characters such as Clark Kent and Geralt of Rivia. The actor is known to be dedicated and focused. One of his commendable skills is his effort into fleshing out every character he is chosen to play. Other cast and crew members of The Witcher have repeatedly mentioned how consumed he is by the fantasy world created by Sapkowski on the sets. Co-star Freya Allen, who plays Ciri, has compared him to a “Witcher bible.”
The actor is always forthright and transparent about his hobbies and interests. Mainly, Cavill is highly fond of gaming and collecting Warhammer miniatures. The media constantly asks him to elaborate on his interest. Only recently, Cavill appeared on The Graham Norton Show to promote his upcoming series. This is where the talk show host poked fun at him on the subject. However, the mocking attitude of the talk show host towards Cavill’s adorable hobby has offended some of his fans.
A Metro report reveals that fans on Twitter and other social media immediately came to Cavill’s defense. While talking about his appearance on the British show, fans looked down upon Graham Norton for ridiculing and sarcastically joking about the actor’s simple hobby. One user on Twitter called Norton’s comments unwarranted. While others went ahead to say the host’s comments were an “incredibly distasteful way to talk about someone’s hobby on a televised show.” Additionally, fans also encouraged an overall positive and accepting attitude. They said that Norton should just let Cavill and people, in general, have fun doing the things that make them happy.
Henry Cavill’s fans particularly adore that he is so genuine in sharing his hobbies and expressing his interests in life. In July 2020, Cavill used his Instagram to share a video of him assembling a gaming PC ever since the video has received over 6 million views and 1 million likes.
The actor has even made conversation about his gaming preferences in the past. Cavill prefers playing on a PC rather than consoles such as Xbox or Playstation. He also revealed that his father encouraged this hobby of his when he was a child.
Graham Norton has a notorious history of looking down on hobbies and fandoms. And fans have repeatedly called out the talk show host for his questionable approach. Many fans have expressed their disappointment when Norton has made a mickey out of pieces of fan art. This was during TV appearances of actors such as Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, and Tom Hiddleston.
As time moves forward, the fandom culture continues to become a coming-of-age concept. Fandoms and fanart are a part of people’s day-to-day lives. What was once considered nerdy is now ordinary. This is why Norton’s ridiculing jokes appear to be rather hateful, and unconventional to say the least. In the more recent years, fans have appreciated stars who are forthright and passionate about their interests. And it is nice to see the same fans come out and support Henry Cavill’s inclination towards collecting Warhammer miniatures and geeking out on The Witcher.