The actor considers that sex scenes are often used for sensationalism, without actually contributing to the narrative.
Henry Cavill is one of the most beloved actors of the present day, with roles in series such as Los Tudor or The Witcher and films such as Misión imposible: Fallout or, more recently, Argylle.
On one occasion, like almost any actor, Henry Cavill has had to film sex scenes that seem essential to a production. However, it cannot be said that he is particularly enthusiastic about them.
Because, as indicated in the headline, Henry Cavill may be a fan of The Witcher, of Warhammer, of DC, of building his own Gaming PC, and many other things, but sex scenes are not among them.
He has confirmed this in a recent interview on the Happy Sad Confused podcast, alongside Matthew Vaughn, director of Argylle.
Henry Cavill states that many sex scenes are unnecessary
In the interview, the British actor has highlighted how often this type of scenes is overused more for the sensationalism they generate in the audience than for their real utility in the narrative of the story that is intended to be told.
“I don’t get them and I don’t consider myself a fan of them. There are circumstances in which a sex scene is beneficial to the film, more than just for the audience, but I think they are often overused these days.
Is this really necessary or is it just about people with less clothing? That’s when you start to feel more uncomfortable and think, ‘There’s no acting here’.”
Additionally, the actor believes that, on many occasions, it would be preferable to leave the scene to the viewer’s imagination: “Most of the time, the human imagination surpasses it.”
More or less explicit, but sex scenes are a very ingrained part of audiovisual media, both in films and series, even though more than half of them can be removed without affecting the story in the least. Henry Cavill highlights that key point and emphasizes the fact that they are included to appeal to sensationalism, rather than to the story. Do you agree?