Henry Cavill debated Army over acting

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 22 August 2015
Henry Cavill

Henry Cavill

Henry Cavill considered quitting acting for the Army until he was first linked to the role of James Bond

Henry Cavill considered quitting acting for the Army.

The 'Man From U.N.C.L.E.' actor - who was pipped to the role of James Bond by Daniel Craig - admits he worried he'd never make it in Hollywood and only decided to continue in his profession when speculation about the 007 role brought his name into prominence.

He admitted: "There were plenty of times I thought it wouldn't happen. At one stage I was like, 'If this next movie doesn't do well then I'm out, I'm going to join the Armed Forces'.

"Then I got the screen test for Bond and thought, my name is out there now, so maybe I should stick around. And I did."

The 32-year-old hunk became an actor as a way of avoiding being bullied at school and found it a way of gaining acceptance from his peers.

He told Britain's OK! magazine: "I was just decent at acting in school and it was my escape.

"I was being bullied but no one could make fun of me for playing a character because that's what I was told to do.

"Afterwards, the bullies were like, 'You were quite good in that', so I thought it was probably something I should pursue."

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