Henry Cavill Turns Into Real-Life Superhero After Saving Drowning Co-star

By Matthew Flynn | Published

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It seems that Henry Cavill, famous for his portrayal of Superman, was espousing his on-screen hero persona even off set. An unexpected, real-life turn of events unfolded while filming the upcoming action flick The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare. Cavill intervened in a potentially fatal situation and saved his co-star Alex Pettyfer from drowning. Pettyfer, best known for his roles in works such as Magic Mike, praised Henry Cavill’s quick thinking during the incident that occurred in a scene on a boat.

Pettyfer Praises Cavill

He saved me from falling off a boat,” Pettyfer told Entertainment Tonight. “I nearly drowned. So, I can officially say I’ve been saved by Henry. And I’m very grateful to be on this film with you.”

The Ministry Of Ungentlemanly Warfare

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While his role as Superman may be in the past, Henry Cavill certainly lives up to the heroic image he once portrayed. He brings the same charismatic charm to the set of the new film, The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare. Alongside Cavill and Pettyfer, the film boasts a star-studded cast including Eiza González, Alan Ritchson, Henry Golding, Hero Fiennes Tiffin, and Cary Elwes.

Pettyfer talked about Cavill’s positive influence on the set and how his behavior sets the standard for everyone else in the cast and crew. Cavill, on the other hand, attributes the success of the film to the work of the entire team, including the director, Guy Ritchie, and the crew.

The Movie’s Background

The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare is based on the real-life story of a top-secret combat unit in World War 2, and is inspired by the book Churchill’s Secret Warriors by Damien Lewis. It chronicles the unconventional techniques used by this team to combat the Nazis. Henry Cavill’s character is central to this narrative, leading his squad through with the same courage he displayed in his off-screen rescue.

The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare began filming in February 2023 and was completed in just two months. It’s set for an April 19 release date.

Cavill’s Rise

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Henry Cavill rose to prominence during his portrayal of Charles Brandon in The Tudors, but his career catapulted when he donned the cape as Superman in 2013’s Man of Steel. He further cemented his reputation as a sci-fi and fantasy hero with his portrayal of Geralt of Rivia in Netflix’s smash-hit series The Witcher.

Cavill: A Real Life Hero

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It is interesting to see an actor like Henry Cavill, known for his portrayal of the invincible Superman, become a real-life hero. His swift response in the face of danger likely saved his co-star’s life, reflecting the rare, exceptional quality of his personality that transcends his on-screen roles. His portrayal of Superman may have been a scripted act, but his act of saving a life was an unscripted display of heroism, making Henry Cavill a true hero in every sense of the word.

Source: Entertainment Tonight