For Henry Cavill home is wherever he can lay his head
The Superman and Mission Impossible – Fallout star on how he keeps his focus despite being constantly on the move.
For Superman Henry Cavill, travel is part of the job. Whether he’s filming alongside Tom Cruise in Paris for Mission Impossible – Fallout, braving the heat of the Jordanian desert for Sand Castle, or on a worldwide tour promoting a movie, he’s never in one place for very long. Here the BOSS ambassador talks about retaining his focus while keeping busy…
What has been the key to your success?
HC: I consider myself a focused guy, I think it’s necessary for achieving one’s goals. A lack of focus can often lead to a lack of results, and without it, whatever your vehicle for achieving your goals may be, it won’t be at its most effective. I don’t think there has been any one moment for me. I think success consists of consistency over many moments.
How would you say being focused applies to your acting career?
HC: It applies in many, many ways. Whether it be on a scene, developing a story to be made into a movie or TV programme, or training to achieve a physical look. Without it, the best of one’s work won’t shine through.
In today’s fast-paced, switched-on world, how do you avoid distraction?
HC: It can be very difficult to avoid distraction in this new world. Short of turning off all one’s devices, it just takes practice and single-mindedness. Finish what you started before moving on.
Tell us about your campaign with BOSS eyewear.
HC: I’ve always been a fan of classic styles, and I feel that BOSS eyewear does that remarkably well. BOSS is cool, sharp and bold, but not overbearing in its style. The BOSS 0968/S frames are my favourite style from the collection. I own them in brown Havana with grey lenses.
Do you ever wear sunglasses on the red carpet?
HC: I’m a believer in time and place when it comes to sunglasses. Yes, they absolutely add to a look, say at a summer film festival on the red carpet.
Who do you admire?
HC: My manager, Dany Garcia. She is a remarkable person whom I have enormous respect for. Her focus is second to none. She never ceases to amaze me.
Where do you go when you need to reflect?
HC: Home, wherever that may be at the time. Wherever I have decided to lay my head and have my belongings. Once in a place of routine and steadiness, it’s vital for my refocusing process.
How was it working on Mission: Impossible – Fallout?
HC: I consider myself very fortunate to have worked on Mission: Impossible – Fallout. The preparation for the role was tricky because the character was constantly shifting and evolving. But working so closely with Christopher McQuarrie and Tom Cruise made the process a smooth one. They are both fantastic storytellers and consummate professionals.
Is directing something you see and hope for in your future?
HC: Directing could always be a possibility. I will never close that door. But I am focusing on producing at the moment. Building a story from the ground up is very exciting.
What have you been busy with recently?
HC: I’ve been busy developing projects behind the scenes and working on the various press activities that come before the release of a movie like Mission: Impossible – Fallout. An arduous journey but a rewarding one if approached with a focused mind.
What do you have coming up next?
HC: Right now, my production company and I are developing a number of projects (that shall remain unnamed for now!). The wonderful thing about them is the variety they provide. It’s exciting stuff to be working on a story from the starting point.