Thursday, July 11, 2013

HENRY CAVILL: British invade The Man from U.N.C.L.E Date July 12, 2013 by Giles Hardie (SMH - Sydney Morning Herald)

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. movie should be as American as apple pie and, with Steven Soderbergh, George Clooney and Tom Cruise all attached at various points, it was. 

Now, the adaptation of the 1960s American TV show is looking decidedly British, with Guy Ritchie directing and Henry Cavill playing Napoleon Solo to Armie Hammer's Illya Kuryakin. 

Surely you can't get more American than the stars of Man of Steel and The Lone Ranger right? Wrong. Cavill's actually a Brit from Jersey, and while Hammer is American, he was raised in another British isle, the Cayman Islands. '

'We got a lot of BBC and British entertainment down there, Blackadder and all that stuff,'' Hammer says. ''I grew up on it.'' 

Foreigner: Henry Cavill.

The actor has learnt to laugh about work on The Man from U.N.C.L.E. remake, because the project has seen him swapping partners like socks: ''As soon as I say Henry Cavill it'll be someone else.''

Cavill is committed though, looking forward to a change of pace from Man of Steel, particularly with the girls.

''Absolutely. Keep in mind the characters are so vastly different,'' he says.

''Napoleon Solo, he's a charmer, where Superman is the exact opposite - he's charming by nature but he's not someone who goes out there to charm people or women.''

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