Man’s Best Friend: Actor Henry Cavill Says Dog Saved His Mental Health

The "Superman" star credits his 8-year-old American Akita for saving his mental health.

“Superman” star Henry Cavill joined Lorraine Kelly, host of British talk show “Lorraine” on Monday. Cavill brought his pooch, Kal, to join him for the appearance, where he was promoting season two of his Netflix show “The Witcher.” 

The conversation quickly turned from talk about the Dec. 17 premier of Cavill’s show to his canine companion and how the American Akita has saved his mental health.

“Kal is gorgeous. Is he your best friend in the whole world?” asked Kelly.

“He really is (my best friend),” the 38-year-old told Kelly as he stroked Kal. “We go everywhere together. He’s 8 now and he has saved my emotional, psychological bacon plenty of times.” Cavill added that they have “an incredibly close bond.”

“I’m not surprised,” said Kelly. “I don’t think we deserve dogs, to be honest. They are the bestest things ever.”


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As for his “Superman” character, Cavill says that he keeps his suit in his wardrobe, “ready and waiting for the phone call” to reprise the role. “You look back and you just think, what a wonderful opportunity,” said Cavill regarding his DC Comics Character. “And even if I were to stop acting tomorrow and go live on a yacht or boat somewhere, a sailing boat, and just travel the Med… I can still look back and say I’ve worn a cape and leaped about the place and entertained some people.”

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