He is one of Hollywood’s finest and most bearded men but back in the day Henry Cavill is revealing how he had a tough time at school.
Star of The Man From U.N.C.L.E has confessed that when he was a teenager he suffered from serious bullying as a result of having spare “rolls”.
Speaking with Men’s Fitness magazine, Henry, 32, has said that he was referred to as a “lemon” by his bullies.
“A guy who gets nowhere with girls”, he explained.
He says that his bullying reached it’s peak when he moved to a prestigious public school in Britain called Stowe, where the Daily Mail reports, fees can be close to €13,000 a year.
'They used to call me Fat Cavill,' Henry, who was then 13-years old said. From the beginning of his time at the school he felt like an outcast and would not be able to speak with his parents on the phone without breaking down.
The now buff leading man is considered by many on Hollywood to possess the most impressive body in the business. Henry himself though still says he is an “indulger” and struggles with keeping himself away from treats at times.
In the past he has spoken with Event magazine about he struggled with his body image as a youngster. He says that while he was never very weak physically, the daunting would eat at him emotionally:
“I could have stood up for myself in that department. It was name-calling, and kids do that. So I comfort ate.”
In the interview with Men’s Fitness Henry also talked about his most awkward moment yet as an actor.
In a scene for The Tudors he explained that he may have been a little too in the moment:
“I hadn’t rearranged my – stuff into a harmless position. She’s basically rubbing herself all over me and, um, it got a bit hard."
Totes awks, Henry.