Henry Cavill becomes a real-life superhero as he saves his co-star from drowning


Henry Cavill, renowned for his portrayal of Superman, brought his heroic persona to real life while filming his upcoming World War II movie, “The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare.” Set against the backdrop of WWII and directed by Guy Ritchie, the film features Cavill alongside an ensemble cast including Alan Ritchson, Henry Golding, Alex Pettyfer, Hero Fiennes, and others. In a recent interview with ET’s Nischelle Turner, the cast shared anecdotes about Cavill’s remarkable acts of bravery and leadership on set.

Cavill takes on the role of the leader of a government-sanctioned group of assassins tasked with dismantling Nazi forces in this war drama based on true events. Despite his disappointing box office run with the film “Argylle,” Cavill’s performance in “The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare” promises to captivate audiences upon its release in a few weeks.

During the interview, Alex Pettyfer recounted a harrowing incident where Cavill rescued him from drowning, solidifying his status as a real-life hero. “He saved me from falling off a boat. 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,” shared Pettyfer. Henry Golding and Hero Fiennes Tiffin echoed similar sentiments, praising Cavill’s unwavering commitment and humble demeanor on set.


In response to the accolades from his co-stars, Cavill expressed gratitude for the camaraderie and positive atmosphere fostered by the cast, crew, and director Guy Ritchie. He emphasized the importance of a supportive environment in bringing out the best in everyone involved.

Fans took to social media to shower Cavill with admiration, likening him to the iconic Superman character he portrayed. Many expressed their unwavering support, affirming that Cavill’s inherent heroism transcends his on-screen roles. As anticipation builds for “The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare,” slated for release on April 19, 2024, fans eagerly await Cavill’s latest portrayal of a courageous leader on the big screen.