Henry Cavill: Movie millions inspire me to act
- Bang Showbiz
- 11 March 2016
Henry Cavill has admitted he wasn't attracted to Hollywood because of the art of acting and confessed the "fantastic" pay cheque is more "important" to him
Henry Cavill acts because "the money is fantastic".
The 'Man From U.N.C.L.E.' star is delighted with the success he is experiencing in his career and has revealed he was attracted to making movies as much for the cash on offer as he is for his love of the art form.
The hunk - who reprises his role as Superman in upcoming superhero film 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' - told Man of the World magazine: "I'm slightly wary of saying this, because it can be frowned upon, certainly by members of my community and people outside my community ... but I'm not just doing this for the art. The money's fantastic and that's something which I deem - and again, it is frowned upon - very important."
The 32-year-old British actor uses his big pay cheques to treat all of his friends and family to lavish holidays and dinners.
His main personal extravagance is that he always flies first class everywhere he goes, because "economy, sucks".
He shared: "You've got to enjoy life! I mean, you've got to. When I'm making money I'm spending it on nice stuff, whether that be lavish holidays for me and my friends or just seeing something and going in a shop and saying, 'Yeah, I want that for the house,' and buying it.
"Spending money on my friends, buying dinner for everyone, drinks for everyone, it's a nice place to be, and I like people to feel cared for.
"People will be calling me a c**k as they're reading this, but travel's great as long as you're going first class. I mean, traveling to New Zealand in economy, it sucks. Especially if you're over six feet. But first class? I'm not going to ever pretend to be coy about that. I love it."