In a recent interview with Conan O’Brien, the cast of Batman v Superman sat down the host and discussed the film. One of Conan’s questions to Henry Cavill about getting the role in Man of Steel led to interesting results.
“This is the second time you’ve donned the Superman outfit, but the first time you got the call that you could play Superman, what was your reaction?” Conan asked the Superman actor.
“Well, the first time I got the call, I actually missed it… I was playing World of Warcraft at the time and I had my priorities straight,” Cavill joked. He was serious though; he was in one of the game’s dungeons when the phone rang and as he looked across at the caller id, he saw Zack Snyder’s name. However, he was too late to grab it. “So I called him back immediately and said, ‘I’m really sorry, I was saving someone’s life and I missed your call.”‘
Sounds like a legitimate reason to mess a phone call. Sometimes the life of that beloved NPC or that online friend seems more significant than whatever else may be going on. Though missing the call for the role of Superman…
Luckily, Snyder gave him the news and all was forgiven. Good thing too. Batman v Superman is in theaters now.