henry cavill man of steel Just days after aspiring model Bria Murphy revealed that other women in the industry eat cotton balls soaked in orange juice to avoid gaining weight, the "Man of Steel" himself -- aka Henry Cavill -- told The Gossip Table at the new Superman flick's premiere that he "stopped eating" at one point during filming. Why?!

Specifically, he said, "I ate a lot and worked out like a fiend. But then, only for the shirtless scenes, I really stopped eating." Oh, okay, so it was just for the shirtless scenes. Ugh!

Sounds like disordered behavior to me ...

Cavill has admitted in the past that he struggled with his weight as a boy. Although he lost 21 pounds to star in The Count of Monte Cristo at 17 back in 2002, he told Details:

I’ve always been worried about my weight ... but I also don’t want to invite that debate: Henry weighs this, so he’s the perfect Superman. Or, Henry doesn’t weigh this, and therefore he’s not believable in the role.

Fair enough. But then don't tell us you gave up FOOD so you could fit the part when your shirt was off! What are stars like Cavill and Anne Hathaway and Matthew McConaughey thinking when they reveal in interviews the extreme measures they've taken to slim down for roles? Don't they realize how completely sick and twisted it sounds? How about the movie studios endorsing that? How is that okay?

Even if stars don't mean for it to come off this way, I feel like admitting that they've starved themselves for a role is almost like endorsing it. Yes, we all have to make sacrifices sometimes for our careers, but no one should ever have to put their health at risk for flatter abs!

I guess there is a bit of a silver lining here ... This shows Cavill must be open to going the distance for his roles, so he could definitely handle playing Christian Grey!

What's your reaction to Henry Cavill's weight loss revelation?


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