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Henry Cavill Is Superman, Was Nearly 'Twilight's Edward and James Bond (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Nov 8th 2011 5:00AM
Henry Cavill, 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno'The latest Superman actor, Henry Cavill, may have wound up playing a couple of very different pop culture icons had the stars aligned differently. On 'The Tonight Show' (Weeknights, 11:35PM ET on NBC), Jay Leno asked him about rumors that he was nearly cast as one of pop culture's oldest roles, and one of its newest.

Cavill confirmed that for his understanding, the role of James Bond was narrowed down to him and Daniel Craig. On the other end of the spectrum, it was his impression that Stephenie Meyer wanted him for Edward, but by the time they got around to making the movies he'd gotten too old.

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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


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The Tudors: Episode 2-10 (season finale)

by Kristin Sample, posted Jun 1st 2008 10:33PM
Natalie Dormer as Anne Boleyn
(S02E10) I'm just going to come out and say it. I really enjoyed the season finale of The Tudors. The wife-number-two storyline is all wrapped up. And now next season we'll move on to wife-number-three, Jane Seymour. I think I'm even more excited for next season because I know next to nothing about Henry's wives post Boleyn drama. I know many of you history buffs will disagree, saying that you'd rather they keep to the facts because Tudor history alone is interesting enough. I feel, at this point, I'd rather just watch the story --which is basically a primetime melodrama with corsets and crowns and public executions. So, I'm not as worried about accuracy. And by the way, public executions on Melrose Place would have been awesome.

But, enough about what's to be, let's talk about what happened tonight. My review of the season finale is after the jump.

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The Tudors: Episode 2-6

by Kristin Sample, posted May 4th 2008 10:19PM
Thomas Cromwell is played by James Frain. (S02E06) "It's called a printing press, my lord. And it will change the world." --Thomas Cromwell to George Boleyn

Thomas Cromwell continues to wage war on the Catholic Church. Henry is haunted by the death of Thomas More. A paranoid Anne loses her grip on her husband's affections. The turbulent royal couple try to fix up baby Elizabeth with King Francis's youngest son. George Boleyn marries, much to his dismay and even more to the dismay of his new wife Jane (not to mention the dismay of George's lover Mark Smeaton).

Just another day in the life of a Tudor. A review of tonight's show is after the jump...

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The Tudors: Episode 2-5

by Kristin Sample, posted Apr 27th 2008 10:05PM
James Frain, Henry Cavill and Jonathan Rhys Meyers
(S02E05) This was by far the heaviest episode of The Tudors I've seen. I'll get to my review of the heavier parts later. First, however, I think I'll begin with some of the lighter parts of the episode, all of which were provided by the Pope. I know I've said it before but Peter O'Toole is an invaluable addition to this show. All of his scenes were impeccable tonight (not really anything different from any other night). I think by far his best scene was after Michelangelo threw a tantrum and used foul language when one of his apprentices didn't paint Moses right. Also great but a little haunting was the pope's mention of Cardinal Fisher's martyrdom. He had this eerie expression on his face while he "lamented" that he would not be able to die for Christ like Fisher.

Read on after the jump for my full review of The Tudors...

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A royal decree for season 3 of The Tudors

by Kristin Sample, posted Apr 22nd 2008 8:37PM
Anita Briem will play Jane Seymour, Henry's third wifeThe Tudors just got picked up for a third season slated to air in 2009. Production will begin June 16th in Dublin, Ireland and Jonathan Rhys Meyers will star once again as Henry VIII. Season three will follow Henry as he weds Jane Seymour and then Anne of Cleves.

This really doesn't come as a surprise to me. The show, when it premiered in April 2006, garnered both a large audience and critical acclaim. In fact, the series and Rhys Meyers earned Golden Globe nominations. "The Tudors is now a fixture for us at Showtime and we're on our way to completing the entire saga of all six wives of Henry VIII," says President of Entertainment Robert Greenblatt. He goes on, "We are enormously proud of this show, the extraordinary cast, and the production team that recreates the grandeur of the Renaissance year in and year out. There is nothing like this anywhere on American television."

I only have one question, Is season three the season they will make Rhys Meyers wear a fat suit? I love the JRM but come on, he doesn't look one bit like the real-life portly king that changed the political and spiritual landscape of England.

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The Tudors: Episode 2-4

by Kristin Sample, posted Apr 20th 2008 10:04PM
Henry VIII
(S02E04) The 16th century soap opera continues... George Boleyn is having an affair with Mark Smeaton. Anne's pregnant again. Henry's on mistress number two to keep him company while the bun is in the oven. Henry passed a bill making him supreme ruler of everything. Lady Mary lost her title to a little baby named Elizabeth.Trouble is brewing overseas with the French king not recognized Anne as queen and the Spanish emperor planning Anne's assassination. Now, all we need is for someone to come back from the dead or have a sex change.

I can barely keep up with The Tudors. How about you? Let's talk about it after the jump...

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The Tudors: Episode 2-3

by Kristin Sample, posted Apr 13th 2008 10:05PM
Jonathan Rhys Meyers in all his hotness. (S02E03) And to the right, my dear readers, is the main reason I watch The Tudors. Let's face it, if they hired an actor who actually resembled King Henry VIII, I don't think this show would be quite as popular. But shameless appreciation of Jonathon Rhys Meyer's hotness aside, I kind of like the show too. *wink*

Tonight's episode had some big plot progressions but in between was a lot of the same old stuff they've been using since the very beginning of the series. There was more Team Katharine (led by the Duke of Suffolk and loyal Catholic Thomas More) versus Team Anne (led by her family...oh, and the king). For a discussion of what happened tonight, read on after the jump.

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The Tudors season two -- An early look

by Kristin Sample, posted Mar 22nd 2008 1:11PM
Jonathan Rhys Meyers stars as Henry VIII
If you are excited for season 2 of The Tudors on Showtime but can't wait until it airs on Sunday March 30th, check this out. Showtime is making the season premiere available to fans online now. Just click here and enter the password: Royal.

For an early look at the show, read on past the jump...

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