Henry Cavill said he dislikes sex scenes in film and television, and questioned the need for them, arguing that sometimes it's better for viewers to use their "human imagination," IGN reported.
During an interview on Josh Horowitz's Happy Sad Confused podcast, Cavill admitted that he's "not a fan" of filming intimate scenes and doesn't "understand" why they occur so often, though he admits that there are some circumstances in which they can add value to a narrative.
"I don't understand them - I'm not a fan of them," Cavill claims of the sex scenes. "There are circumstances in which a scene like that is actually beneficial to the film, not just to the audience, but I think sometimes they're overdone these days," he added.
"It's when you feel like you're saying, 'Is this really necessary, or are people just wearing less clothes?" he continued. "And then you start to feel more uncomfortable and think, 'There's no performance here. There's no work that carries over into the rest of the movie.'"
Cavill reiterated that there are instances where "these scenes can be great," but sometimes there's too much reliance on them, so you have to think more about "what does that do for us, besides the idea of 'Oh, man, a naked person, how great’”.
While Cavill has starred in numerous heated scenes in the past, including Netflix' The Witcher (in order to add to the story, not to create "shock value"), he didn't have to shoot sex scenes for Matthew Vaughn's latest spy thriller, Argylle.
Among Cavill's upcoming projects are the hotly-anticipated Highlander reboot, for which he'll start training "in earnest", and the Warhammer 40,000 movie universe, which started "developing properly" last year and is now "progressing very well". / BGNES