Henry Cavill as Superman (Warner Bros)Channing Tatum as Magic Mike (Warner Bros) Channing Tatum and Henry Cavill made headlines this week with revelations about how they relate to their bodies – and it's not the stuff of smirking confidence you might find on a movie poster.
“I was fat … I was Fat Cavill," British actor Henry admitted in the summer issue of Details magazine.
One wouldn't expect that candor from a young man whose pumped shoulders are weighed with rebooting the Superman franchise.
Likewise for Tatum, the flexing stallion of "Magic Mike." His projected image tends to disrobe and save the day, but, admittedly, he'd rather skip the major sacrifice it takes to look the part.
"I'm a fat kid on the inside," he recently told Cosmo. "I love food so much and I fluctuate about 25 to 30 pounds between movies."
Tatum underscores his preference for pizza, cheeseburgers, and beer in the article. Cavill also forgoes the conventions of a leading man magazine profile – no cheeky breakdown of his diet and ab routine, but instead a palpable anxiety.
"They’d get me up at the crack of dawn, and we’d go to work in this tiny gym at the bottom of the very cheap motel we were staying in. We’d go for an hour, an hour and a half, and then we’d film all day in 100-degree temperatures," he said.
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