Henry Reveals Details of His Hidden 'Stache; Henry Cavill Swaps His Superman Cape for a Spy's Suit to Play a Mustachioed CIA Agent in the New Mission: Impossible Film. He Tells LAURA HARDING Why His Facial Hair Landed a Studio with a Million Dollar Bill for Special Effects the August That So Training ON THE SCREEN BIG

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Henry Reveals Details of His Hidden 'Stache; Henry Cavill Swaps His Superman Cape for a Spy's Suit to Play a Mustachioed CIA Agent in the New Mission: Impossible Film. He Tells LAURA HARDING Why His Facial Hair Landed a Studio with a Million Dollar Bill for Special Effects the August That So Training ON THE SCREEN BIG


Byline: LAURA HARDING

HENRY Cavill's moustache is so famous it has made headlines around the world. So it comes as something of a disappointment when his top lip is perfectly smooth when we meet.

"Before you sit down, would you mind taking a selfie with me?" he asks, incredibly politely. "Is that all right?" After he snaps the picture I inspect it for any inkling of a tache that ended up costing a film studio millions of dollars. Not a whisker.

For those who don't remember, Henry was filming his part as the mustachioed August Walker in Mission: Impossible - Fallout when he had to return to the set of Justice League for some Superman re-shoots.

Cavill couldn't shave the facial hair off and Superman is moustache-free, so Warner Brothers had to pay an eye-watering amount of money to CGI it out of the finished film.

"When they came to me to say they wanted me to shave it off, I got it, because Superman doesn't have a moustache," he explains. "But I was about to go sit in a helicopter in New Zealand with my head out the window.

"A fake one just wasn't going to stay on there and so it was completely out of our hands.

"It was just bad timing.

Really, really bad timing.

"What made it worse was that we then went on hiatus shortly afterwards anyway."

He chuckles mischievously.

"I shouldn't laugh but it's one of those things where life just likes to just punch you in the kidneys.

"And I did kind of miss it when it was gone. When it came to shaving it off, I thought, 'Ah, this has created so much trouble that to shave it off seems a shame'."

The hiatus he is referring to came when Tom Cruise, who reprises his role as Ethan Hunt for a sixth outing, broke his ankle while doing one of his own stunts, leaping between buildings.

ON BIG The megastar was filming on the streets of London when he slammed into a wall and broke the bone, forcing the production to halt until he could walk again.

SCREEN "I was there," Henry says.

"I saw it and it looked like a hard hit at first, but because he just pulled himself up and kept on doing it, I thought he had sprained his ankle.

"Then everything shut down and we were told the doctors were seeing Tom, but I thought that just meant the shot I was doing would be delayed, and I would just chill out in the sun for a bit.

"But then we heard it was broken. Tom is a tough cookie, you're not worried for Tom in that situation, he's hard as nails, it's fine, but what does this mean for our movie? "But in the end it just meant that we all got a break. We were all exhausted at that stage and I think a break was quite welcome.

"It meant we could perfect everything as we were going along and we came back stronger."

Indeed Henry, 35, learned a whole new set of skills to play the mysterious CIA agent August Walker, skills that even Superman doesn't have.

"There is inevitably a shirtless scene in a Superman movie, so I will go from training very hard in the gym to a leaning process, and that means eating a lot less. …

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