That One Time Henry Cavill Got a Boner While Filming a Sex Scene

Henry Cavill: he’s just like us!

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While the Man of Steel actor may be one of the hottest men to walk this planet, that doesn’t mean he’s exempt from finding himself in super embarrassing situations… Like accidentally getting an erection while filming a sex scene.

The 32-year-old actor opened up in an interview with Men’s Fitness for their Sept. 2015 cover and dished on the humiliating moment while filming for his breakout role in Showtime’s The Tudors.

“It’s only happened to me once, and it was very embarrassing,” he admits. “A girl had to be on top of me, she had spectacular breasts, and I hadn’t rearranged my — stuff into a harmless position. She’s basically rubbing herself all over me and, um, it got a bit hard.”


He continues, “I had to apologize profusely afterward. It’s not great when you’re in a professional acting environment and somebody gets a boner, is it? No, not acceptable.”

However, in his defense, filming a sex scene is bound to get uncomfortable no matter what.

“You don’t think of sex scenes as showing your bum to the nation,” Cavill explains. “It’s actually acutely uncomfortable being naked in a roomful of people. The very last thing it is is sexy. The actual physicality is very uncomfortable. All you’re doing is smacking your nuts against someone, and nothing is going in.”

LOL. And that wasn’t the only thing he got candid about! The actor also opened up about being single and, despite previously being linked to Kaley Cuoco, hating the “American style” of dating.

“American dating is like carpet bombing,” he explains. “You date 16 women all at once and eventually one of them is supposed to pop out of the crowd? I can’t do that. I’m 32 years old. I do want to find a wife and raise a family. I prefer the British way: get talking and see what happens, one at a time.”

Hey, Henry, we may know a few single girls who’d be interested in talking and seeing what happens…