'Superman' Henry Cavill was a Fat Kid

by Sheela Philomena on May 31 2013 2:32 PM

Henry Cavill has revealed that he was fat during his childhood.
Weight has always been a struggle for Cavill, who admits to the Details magazine that he was on the heavier side during his childhood, the New York Daily News reported.

"I was fat," he said. "I was Fat Cavill."

After landing his first role in the 2002 film adaptation of 'The Count of Monte Cristo' at age 17, Cavill got whipped into shape.

But to play the Man of Steel on the big screen, the actor was forced to bulk up with help from a diet that included consuming 5,000 calories a day.