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As a teen, Henry Cavill was bullied for being fat

Henry Cavill

Henry Cavill

They used to call me Fat Cavill. I was a prime target for them. I actually had rolls of fat on me. One guy told me I had tits. I was a big eater, and I still love food. I’m still an indulger, in alcohol, in food, in all the things I enjoy in life. I’ve never been able to do things in half measures. That’s probably why I was a fat kid. And yet as much as people made fun of me, there was no actual bullying. I was just miserable and homesick. Kids do love British boarding schools. You get to be your own person, and you grow by yourself. But I will admit I was quite bitter for a while. They also called me a ‘lemon,’ a guy who gets nowhere with the girls.”

— Henry Cavill, who is now so buff he bursts out of his clothing, in an interview with Men’s Fitness

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