Henry Cavill: ‘Not A Fan’ of Sex Scenes; Fans Disagree
Henry Cavill is opening up about filming sex scenes for films and TV shows. He says he’s “not a fan” of including them. The Argylle star admitted in a new interview that he feels those intimate moments should be left to the “human imagination.” He further stated that he doesn’t understand why there is a need for sex scenes, period. However, the Witcher actor admitted there are circumstances where a sex scene “actually is beneficial to a movie” and not solely for the audience’s viewing pleasure. The English actor pointed out that sex scenes are overused in media, and the “cop-out” is obvious with “gyrating bodies.” The realization of the overuse of nudity made Cavill ponder if those scenes are necessary or if it’s “just people with less clothing on.”
Agree to Disagree
As an actor who has been in these types of scenes in both film and television roles, Cavill spoke from his own experience. He would feel uncomfortable and start criticizing the project, thinking there is no performance going on. “There’s not a piece which is going to carry through to the rest of the movie,” he adds. Fans on X (formerly Twitter) were in disagreement with Cavill’s stance, with many swooning over his sex scenes. One person simply stated: “we don’t care take off them pants.” Another person playfully wrote: “Maybe he just prefers the real thing. I am free on Tuesday Mr Cavill.” Another fan replied: “Ugh shut up and take it all off…” Pleading with the star, one person added: “Sir you don’t understand what you contribute by going naked in those sex scenes.” Meanwhile, another person shared a screenshot of a 2015 US Weekly article in which Cavill admitted he got an erection while filming a sex scene for The Tudors.
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Cavill isn’t the only male actor who has voiced his distaste for being involved in sex scenes. As we reported nearly a year ago, You star Penn Badgley revealed that he asked showrunner Sera Gamble if they could cut back on the intimacy in the show’s fourth season. He told GQ at the time that he didn’t like the “culture inherent” in those particular scenes. He also pointed out that Hollywood has had a “history of flagrant exploitation and abuse,” so he wanted to make a public stand.