Henry Cavill recently made a guest appearance on “The Graham Norton Show” and had some interesting things to say about his career in Hollywood. The actor, known for his roles in “Superman” and “The Witcher”, revealed that he has come close to landing some big roles in the past, including Bond and Superman. However, he doesn’t see it as a bad thing that he missed out on those opportunities.

Cavill shared that in the acting industry, everyone is constantly auditioning and trying to get roles. So, getting an opportunity to be in the limelight, even by missing out on big roles, is actually a good thing. He counts himself lucky for each missed opportunity, turning it into a positive experience.

During the show, Cavill also revealed a fun fact about his past. He mentioned that the author of the “Twilight” books, Stephanie Meyer, had originally considered him for the role of Edward. However, the part went to another actor, who Cavill chose not to name. Despite missing out on that role, Cavill later found success as Superman.

In an interesting twist, it was revealed that Cavill had met Russell Crowe many years before they worked together on “Proof of Life” in 2000. Cavill was just 16 at the time, and Crowe noticed his talent and potential during the filming. It was a special moment for Cavill when he finally got the chance to work with Crowe after all those years.

The conversation took a lighthearted turn when Norton brought up Cavill’s hobbies. It turns out that Cavill enjoys painting miniatures for the game Warhammer. He explained that he not only paints the models by hand but also puts them together in little armies to battle against someone else’s. It may sound silly, but Cavill mentioned that it is actually a lot of fun.

Despite his successful acting career, Cavill revealed that there was a point where he considered giving it all up. Early on, he had gotten some good roles, but casting directors told him he wasn’t a name in the industry yet. Feeling discouraged, he thought about joining the armed forces. However, shortly after, he was offered a screen test for James Bond, which changed the trajectory of his career.

While there are early conversations happening about the next Bond, Cavill mentioned that there is no official list yet. However, if the opportunity came knocking, he would definitely have a conversation. It seems like Cavill might still have a chance at becoming the famous spy.

Overall, Cavill’s appearance on “The Graham Norton Show” was filled with interesting anecdotes about his career and personal interests. From his missed opportunities to his dedication to Warhammer, Cavill continues to captivate audiences both on and off the screen.