Henry Cavill’s thighs are too big for clothes

Henry Cavill attends the 'Justice League' photocall at The College in London, England.

Here’s the scoop, folks — Henry Cavill’s thighs are so massive that they’ve been known to split the seams of his suits. And if you think that’s hot, just wait until you hear what he has to say about the size of his bird…

(No, not his pet!)

Henry Cavill built a career on his rather broad shoulders, as is duly noted in an interview he did with ShortList. Cavill discussed his wardrobe, his sense of style, when talk turn risqué to his celebrated physique.

Have your muscles ever ripped anything you’ve owned?
[laughs] Yes. Yes they have. Who wrote that question?

This is from our online editor.
Is that a he or a she?

Yes, actually, at the end of Man of Steel, I had a suit tailored for the Immortals premiere. At that stage, I was at my very leanest. It was just after shooting my shirtless scenes. At the very end of the movie, I put that suit on again for a photoshoot we were doing and I ripped the seams, the inside seams, just because my thighs were that much bigger.

Budgie smugglers or swimming shorts?
[laughs] Definitely, definitely swimming shorts. More like a parrot smugglers. A Macaw or something. Perhaps a large bird of prey. Bald eagle. There you go.

Henry Cavill, AKA Superman, on some wardrobe malfunctions caused by the size of his bird for ShortList

A budgie, for those of you who are not Australian or ornithological enthusiasts, is a small, adorable, harmless little parrot. It only makes sense that Superman is smuggling a bald eagle in his tights.


Cavill clearly knows who his audience is. So, like the big tease he is, Henry made sure to include this warning about his next caped crusade: “I’m buying new clothes every year. I’m bigger than I was in the first Superman film, so I don’t fit the same clothes I did then.”

For kicks, let’s take a moment to appreciate more hunky Henry.


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Les Fabian Brathwaite, noted bald eagle scout.