‘Man Of Steel’ Star Henry Cavill Caught Robbing The Cradle

As Superman in Man of Steel and the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Henry Cavill has his heart set on Lois Lane, but, in the real world, he’s set his sights a little younger. Cavill has been seen with 19-year-old college student named Tara King, and following rumors that he and the teenager are more than just friends, Henry, who is 32-years-old, is revealing just how intimate his relationship with King has become.

Man Of Steel‘s Henry Cavill Comes Clean About His New Girlfriend

Henry says that, although he’s long out of high school, he couldn’t contain the schoolboy butterflies he felt, upon meeting Tara King.

“When I met my girlfriend, I was super intimidated. I wanted to impress her,” said the Batman v Superman star. “I was thinking, Don’t mess this up, man.”

Cavill isn’t blind. He knows Tara turns heads wherever she goes with Hollywood style and beauty to match, but the Dawn of Justice actor says her loyalty is beyond reproach. Henry trusts Ms. King implicitly, even though some might say their age gap could create issues, where compatibility is concerned.

Surprisingly, Cavill doesn’t really subscribe to the concept that age is just a number. He says that there’s a definite correlation between one’s age and their level of maturity, but the Man of Steel actor says Ms. King is the exception to that rule. Put more simply, Cavill describes his younger girlfriend as “fantastic.”

When it comes to May-December romances, Mr. Cavill reveals this isn’t his first rodeo.

“When I was 19, I was going out with a 32-year-old,” the Batman v Superman actor told People magazine, adding that the older woman taught him “things I can’t mention in this article.”

Henry and Tara have been involved for some time now, having been first spotted together in October of last year. The Bristol University student and the actor were attending a soccer game at Twickenham Stadium in London, when they were first seen. King may have Cavill’s heart, but only as long as she doesn’t buy any Batman statuettes, joked Henry.

British Born Henry Cavill Comments On Portraying An American Superhero

Aside from Captain America, Superman is probably the most American superhero out there and even his vow to fight for truth, justice, and the American way suggests that his loyalties will always lie with the United States first. For this reason, some fans have wondered why the DC Comics superhero is now being portrayed by a British actor.

Henry Cavill disagrees with that way of thinking, arguing that Superman is an icon known to millions around the world.

“Well, Superman… he’s universal. He’s just a guy who loves the human race and wants to do the best thing for everyone,” Cavill said. “There’s no real differences that I pull from any national sort of belief in Superman. Superman’s just a guy.”

Henry has a point here, as he reminds us that Superman is an international symbol of peace and hope. Cavill embraces the very philosophy by which Superman lives, as he describes a superhero willing to help anyone in need, regardless of national origin, race, religion, or sexual orientation. The Batman v Superman actor sets an example that our governments and our own societies might do well to live by and that is that the lines that divide us do more harm than good. As Superman sees one human race living on one world, just as was the case of his homeworld of Krypton, so should we all follow his example.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will debut in theaters on March 25, 2016.

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