In an interview with Marie Claire, Amy Adams admitted that she felt like she was unfairly objectifying her co-star more often than it would have been great. She said, “I objectified poor Henry. At some point, I had to apologize to him. I said, “I promise I’m not such a pervert.” It’s so nice to look at him. My husband likes to look at him, our daughter likes to look at him … we are just a creepy family. Before that, she also mentioned that between takes, when Henry Cavill was supposed to be shirtless, she would ask, “Put on a robe, please, and make everyone feel less bad!”
While it’s undeniably hilarious, it’s interesting to note that even celebrities aren’t immune to the over-sexualization their characters experience in the Hollywood realm of storytelling. As it turns out, they are people too.
For his part, Cavill handles the attention gracefully. In 2016 he told ABC“I heard something in my time, I must say. I’d rather not say what it is. So, as long as the assessment is respectful, all is well in Cavill’s book.