[on not revealing MoS info] "(It's) only so much you can do. You try to keep things private... As much as it does stimulate debate about what the plot is, I think it should be kept secret so it's exciting and new for people. Not so that they think, 'Oh, I saw so-and-so scratching their nose.' It removes you from the experience potentially. I quite like keeping the cards close to my chest." (source)

[on monitoring Internet chatter about MoS] "There are a lot of people who have dedicated their life to loving this character. … Their opinion does matter. I've done my research on the source material. I have my opinions on the various bits and bobs, but sometimes there will be a little gem out there about one of the books, and I'll say to myself, 'Yeah. That's a good point.'" (source)

[on DC's The New 52 being like MoS] "When that came out, everyone went, 'Arrhhh! Everything's changed!' It's part of the evolution of the character. There is a modernization to it, and certainly our style is making him easier to associate with because it's pretty tough to associate with an invulnerable alien." (source)

[on preparing to play Superman] "I avoided watching anything which was someone else's interpretation of the source material. I didn't go back to the movies and watch them. I didn't go back to the TV series and watch them. I didn't want to take that and have that influence my interpretation and my performance of the character. Where the character truly belongs and where the character truly comes from is not from the movies or the TV shows; it's from the comic books. So I went straight to the comic books and had stacks of them and just read and read and read and read and read. I enjoyed so much learning about the character in such a dense manner. The comic books were my source of material; the TV shows and movies were someone else's interpretation and so I left that to them. (source)

"It's the opportunity of a lifetime. Everyone has at some point pretended to be Superman and I get the opportunity to play this enormous icon." (source)

[on getting Superman part] "Thank God it's happening now, because I have much more experience and can do the role justice." (source)

[on hearing he got Superman part] "I just remember thinking, 'Don't mess this up'." (source)

[on MoS audience's anticipation pressure] "If I start thinking about everyone's needs, then I'm not going to be able to do my job as well as I can. I have to focus on representing the source material to the best of my ability and ignoring everything else. I've just got to stay in my bubble." (source)

[on his inspiration preparing for MoS] "I have made a concerted effort to focus purely on the source material; the comic books and I, personally believe that to focus too much on other people's interpretation of the source material is going to detract from my performance and interpretation. It's a wonderful opportunity and there is so much material there, such a wealth of it. It's a deep well to choose from. I'm daily learning more. As I'm performing, I'm learning more about the character. Hopefully, in future, people will mention Henry Cavill when they list the Superman actors. It's bloody wonderful! I'm enjoying every second of it." (source)

[on people's reaction to his physical transformation for MoS] "I think the best part has been recently when people have sort of seen all the work that has gone into it. I think I won a lot of people over, and I felt the support really come behind me, which is a really good feeling, because when you're doing this all for (the fans), telling a story for them ... you want to do it justice. It's wonderful to have all the people online going, 'This is great, this is amazing, I can't wait, thank goodness it's him.' It's wonderful, so thank you to everyone out there (speaking to camera). I do appreciate it." (source)

[on the leaked shirtless MoS set green-screen photos] "That's only once sequence, a small sequence in the movie. It's just people like to take a lot of photographs of it when they get the opportunity. It's an essential thing for something like Superman. You've got to prove to everyone that it's a super man, it's not all fake, not all smoke and mirrors." (source)

"I got to see (Superman costume) through various prototypes and stages of development. … But still, the first time I had it all on with the cape, I deliberately didn't look in the mirror as it was going on. I wanted to have that sort of turnaround moment. Probably one of the best moments of my life, to turn around and realize that I'm Superman. There's no other feeling like it, and that still hasn't gone, either. Still, when I'm getting ready in the trailer, I look in the mirror and I'm going 'hahah, this is so cool!'" (video source)

[on public being more focused on his abs and Supes trivia than his performance] "(Laughs) I think in this day and age it's all part and parcel. There are people taking photographs of us working all the time. It's just one of those things; you've got to take it in stride. And you know, I put all the prep work into it. I'm not necessarily being shot in the best, most flattering of lights, but I put the hard work in and the performance will come later. People will see the movie, hopefully. It'll help when people see these photos beforehand, from various movies, to sell them more on the character. So it's less of that transition phase from seeing an actor on screen to believing a character and getting wrapped up in the story being told." (source)

[on a Brit playing an all-American hero] "If we were really true to the story, I would be an invulnerable alien. But I'm not, I'm an actor. Superman is an American icon. Whether it's an American role or not, I can't be sure. Superman stands for something very universal. He was certainly raised in America but he himself is not necessarily an American, because he's come from a place very far away. He is very different and therefore all the more beautiful when he tries to do so much for all of us, who are totally different from him." (source)

"I have not met Mr. Nolan." (Nov. 2011) (source)

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