Why Did Pedro Pascal Admit Defeat to This One Henry Cavill Trait From His Superman Days in 2022?

Published 10/09/2023, 7:30 AM EDT

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Pedro Pascal had a humble beginning in the entertainment world. However, he has been making waves lately with his astounding presence on television. Fans have become obsessed with him since he took the leading role in The Last of Us. To put it simply, he has become the internet’s favorite actor at this moment. Despite having all those qualities that make him perfect to make a show successful, the 48-year-old once admitted his defeat to this one Henry Cavill trait.

Can you think what was the most charming thing about Cavill during his Superman era?

Pedro Pascal felt he could not overpower Henry Cavill 

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In April 2022, Pedro Pascal took the famous lie detector test with Vanity Fair. During the test, the interviewer said that some people consider his mustache to be iconic. Then the team showed him a picture of Henry Cavill asking if his mustache was better than the British superstar’s. In his response, the American actor instantly stated, “not even close, dude, not even close,” as he picked Cavill’s photo.

Then the camera zoomed to his face and the Narcos star said he does not even grow a proper mustache like the former Superman. This photo was from the time when Cavill was shooting Mission Impossible: Fallout. His mustache was definitely a stylistic choice, but for the VFX crew of Justice League, it became a massive headache. The shooting of both movies clashed, which left the creators with no options but to resort to desperate measures.

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The Netflix star was asked to shave the mustache for Justice League

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During the production of Mission Impossible: Fallout, Henry Cavill was urgently called back to the World of DC for Justice League reshoot. To play the role of Kal-El, he had to be clean-shaved, which was entirely opposite to what Agent Walker looked like. In order to save time for both projects, Warner Bros asked McQuarrie if the 40-year-old could cut down the mustache and resume filming Fallout when he grew it back.

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But they had already decided to release the film, so the company agreed to pay them for visual effects. McQuarrie was willing to go through with it because he wanted to help the Justice League in any way possible. However, Paramount declined the offer as it would have affected the physical nature of the character. So the team moved on to the next best thing and gave Superman a fake CGI shave.

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What do you think about Pascal considering Cavill’s mustache iconic? Drop your comments below!

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Shikha Arya

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Shikha Arya is an experienced entertainment writer at Netflix Junkie, having contributed over 1000 articles to the platform. She holds a Master's degree in English Literature from a prestigious university and has honed her writing skills over three years. Shikha's forte lies in crafting thought-provoking pieces about the lives of pop culture icons.

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