Henry Cavill’s Co-Star Says He Saved His Life

By Robert Scucci | Published

Henry Cavill is best known for his acts of heroism on-screen with his portrayal of Superman, but according to Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare co-star, Alex Pettyfer, Cavill is also the real deal behind the scenes. During a cast interview with Entertainment Tonight, Pettyfer mentioned that Cavill actually saved his life on the set of the upcoming action comedy movie. Recounting an incident in which he nearly fell off a boat and drowned, Pettyfer proudly exclaimed that he lived to see another day because Henry Cavill was quick on his feet, saving him from what could have been a fatal plunge.

Alex Pettyfer Praises Henry Cavill

Pettyfer went on to talk about how much he appreciates Henry Cavill for being anything but ungentlemanly while working on the film. Just two weeks before production started, Pettyfer received an email from Henry Cavill expressing how excited he was to collaborate with him on the upcoming project. While that may not seem like a grand gesture by any stretch of the imagination, it’s clear that Pettyfer was touched by the communication leading up to what would prove to be a physically and mentally taxing production schedule.

Henry Golding Praises Henry Cavill

If the Henry Cavill Kool-Aid wasn’t already sweet enough, his other co-stars expressed similar sentiments about his character and work ethic and had nothing but positive things to say about The Witcher star. Henry Golding (Crazy Rich Asians) was quick to mention that Cavill was always the first person to show up on the set and the last person to leave after a hard day’s work. Hero Fiennes Tiffin went on record stating that when everybody was losing momentum, Cavill was the first person to make sure everybody on set felt seen and heard, which helped with morale during the more grueling days on the production schedule.

Henry Cavill Praises Co-Stars

Commenting on the praise he received, Henry Cavill also expressed his gratitude like a true gentleman. Filming an action movie is no easy feat, and given how over-the-top The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare sounds like it’s going to be, tensions are not uncommon to run high. Weighing in on his own experience, Cavill thanked everybody for creating such a positive work environment where everyone involved could enjoy themselves and do their best work.

Based On Real British Operatives

The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare is an upcoming historical fiction based on a British initiative known as the Special Operations Executive (SOE). Centering on the SOE’s efforts to undermine Nazi Germany’s power and influence during the height of World War II, the film prominently features Henry Cavill, who leads the charge as a fictionalized version of the real-life Gus March-Phillips. Through their unconventional approach to warfare during a time of turmoil, the SOE operations were instrumental in helping secure an Allied Victory over Nazi Germany.

Operation Postmaster

The Henry Cavill-starring film will focus heavily on Operation Postmaster, which was carried out by a Small Scale Raiding Force (SSRF) under the command of Gus March-Phillips. Though the film will portray a heavily fictionalized version of events, it stands to be an in-your-face action film by the likes of which you’ve never seen. The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare will see its theatrical release on April 19, 2024.

Source: Entertainment Tonight