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5 Questions With: Henry Cavill

by Katy Kroll, posted Apr 3rd 2009 6:00AM
"This season ... I'm going to put on 50 pounds and grow a full beard."

British actor Henry Cavill got his big Hollywood break in an unlikely place: Ireland. That's where the Showtime series 'The Tudors' is filmed, in which he plays King Henry VIII's close friend and confidante Charles Brandon. As the king tears through wives, mistresses and men who cross him, Charles is one of the few constants in his life.

As 'The Tudors' heads into its third season (premiering April 5), AOL TV chatted with Cavill about life in the king's court, co-star Jonathan Rhys Meyers' recent stint in rehab ... and why there's no "bromance" brewing for Henry VIII. -- By Katy Kroll


British actor Henry Cavill got his big Hollywood break in an unlikely place: Ireland. That's where the Showtime series 'The Tudors' is filmed, in which he plays King Henry VIII's close friend and confidante Charles Brandon. As the king tears through wives, mistresses and men who cross him, Charles is one of the few constants in his life.

As 'The Tudors' heads into its third season (premiering April 5), AOL TV chatted with Cavill about life in the king's court, co-star Jonathan Rhys Meyers' recent stint in rehab ... and why there's no "bromance" brewing for Henry VIII. -- By Katy Kroll

1. A lot of the characters got killed off on the last season of 'The Tudors.' Was it weird returning for season 3 when most of the cast did not?
Not really. As an actor you get used to going to jobs and meeting new people from job to job, although people may seem like temporary family. When a large amount of people disappear, yes, of course, you miss them and you miss hanging out with them off set and stuff. But then there's a new refreshing bunch. It was like coming back to school and being a senior. The new people come in and you're able to have chats with them and introduce them to the world that is 'The Tudors' set.

2. So, what can we expect this season? Will you live to see season 4?
You'll have to wait and see. Nice try, though. [Laughs.] This new season there's new characters and a changed world, for sure, as far as England is concerned. It's a world about to be in flux, if that makes sense, as far as an all-encompassing character description goes. And I'm going to put on 50 pounds and grow a full beard. No, I'm only joking about that part.

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3. Jonathan Rhys Meyers is pretty intense as Henry VIII, what's he like in real life?
He's a very, very nice person. He's got a heart of gold; he's very friendly. You know, we all have our moments on set -- sometimes we get a bit grumpy, sometimes we don't, sometimes we're in top form. But he's got a heart of gold, he really does.

4. He just did a stint in rehab. Was there any indication on the set that there was a problem that needed to be addressed?
Oh, gosh no. But I wouldn't say if there was. When it comes to rehab and how people are going through their own personal problems, I really choose not to speak of it because it's not my place at all.

5. Do you think the relationship between Henry and Charles can be classified as a "bromance"?
You're looking for some kind of homoerotic thing here? No, unfortunately, they're just solid friends. Well, as solid friends as anyone can be with a king. They have been friends since they were young and have a big affection for each other, but that affection goes no further than just being mates. Why can't two guys be best mates anymore? That's silly. If they are best mates then they're kind of gay, is that the thing? You know, guys don't always have to be beer-drinking, pub-fighting, dragging-women-by-the-hair-type guys. They can have deep affection for their best mates.

The Tudors' Cast Photos

    NEW YORK - MARCH 30: Actress Annabelle Wallis attends the official launch party for the third season of Showtime's "The Tudors" at the Conde Nast Building on March 30, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Annabelle Wallis

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    NEW YORK - MARCH 30: Actress Annabelle Wallis attends the official launch party for the third season of Showtime's "The Tudors" at the Conde Nast Building on March 30, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Annabelle Wallis

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    NEW YORK - MARCH 30: Actress Annabelle Wallis attends the official launch party for the third season of Showtime's "The Tudors" at the Conde Nast Building on March 30, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Annabelle Wallis

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    NEW YORK - MARCH 30: Actress Tamzin Merchant attends the official launch party for the third season of Showtime's "The Tudors" at the Conde Nast Building on March 30, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Tamzin Merchant

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    NEW YORK - MARCH 30: Actress Tamzin Merchant attends the official launch party for the third season of Showtime's "The Tudors" at the Conde Nast Building on March 30, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Tamzin Merchant

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    NEW YORK - MARCH 30: Actress Tamzin Merchant attends the official launch party for the third season of Showtime's "The Tudors" at the Conde Nast Building on March 30, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Tamzin Merchant

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    NEW YORK - MARCH 30: Actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers attends the official launch party for the third season of Showtime's "The Tudors" at the Conde Nast Building on March 30, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Jonathan Rhys Meyers

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    NEW YORK - MARCH 30: Actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers attends the official launch party for the third season of Showtime's "The Tudors" at the Conde Nast Building on March 30, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Jonathan Rhys Meyers

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    NEW YORK - MARCH 30: Actress Annabelle Wallis attends the official launch party for the third season of Showtime's "The Tudors" at the Conde Nast Building on March 30, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Annabelle Wallis

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    NEW YORK - MARCH 30: Actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers attends the official launch party for the third season of Showtime's "The Tudors" at the Conde Nast Building on March 30, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Jonathan Rhys Meyers

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Marie

i think he would be a perfect CHRISTIAN GREY. The man that plays him must be straight and wanting only a woman. He and ANASTASIA are completely and totally in love.

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