Henry Cavill talks about Guy Ritchie style on set of 'The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare'

ular Their Creative Process on Set

Cavill also noted that Ritchie has a specific idea for every scene, but they all collaborate on the details

Henry Cavill has become a viral sensation due to his impressive mustache grooming habits and hilarious reactions to his facial hair. While talking to CinemaBlend's Sean O'Connell, the actor also shed some light on what it was like to work with Guy Ritchie on the set of their new movie, The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare. Cavill previously worked with the director on their debut collaboration, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., back in 2015.

The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare is loosely based on Operation Postmaster, a secret operation during World War II. It follows the story of a group of convicted criminals who are given the mission of dismantling a Nazi atomic bomb-making project on the Spanish island of Fernando Po. Cavill plays the lead role of Tom Buckingham, and the supporting cast features big names such as Alan Ritchson, Eiza Gonzalez, Alex Pettyfer, Hero Fiennes Tiffin, Henry Golding, and Cary Elwes.

In the interview, Cavill talked about improvising on the set and Ritchie's style of directing, which he calls a "fun exploration" even though not every idea works. He said about his collaboration with the director: It actually becomes a really fun process to see how much you can crank it. And sometimes you crank it too far, and Guy says, "I don't know what you're doing, but stop doing that. That's terrible." And other times, he's going, "Oh my God, that's brilliant. Keep on doing that." Because it amplifies the joke, or whatever it might be. And so, yeah, in short, a lot of fun. It didn't require that much patience. Hey, not every idea is going to stick!

Cavill also talked about working with Ritchie on The Man From U.N.C.L.E., saying the director always has a specific idea for every scene but that they all work together to figure out the details. He added that on the set of Ungentlemanly Warfare, they would often come up with new lines on the spot, and sometimes the crew would offer suggestions as well. He explained: Guy has got a specific idea for everything. But it's a collaborative process. You know, you throw ideas into the pot, and some of them stick, some of them don't. For Ungentlemanly, we had a lot of fun making that movie. There were lots of ad-libs and lots of fun ideas, and not everything sticks. Sometimes it sticks, and Guy goes, "Oh my God, that's brilliant." And other times, he goes, "No, no, no, no, no, that's awful, we're not doing that."

The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare is out in theaters now, and audiences can judge the final product for themselves. Meanwhile, Cavill's fans will be eagerly awaiting whatever comes next for the actor, who recently debuted a new look after shaving off his signature mustache that sparked the viral "Henry Cavill challenge."

While the movie has received a mixed response from critics, Cavill's fan following is sure to make the movie a hit. The Man From U.N.C.L.E. was also a box office success, grossing $166 million against a $75 million budget, so the expectation from the new movie is quite high.

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