Antony Starr thought Henry Cavill was the right one to play Patriot in The Boys

Antony Starr thought Henry Cavill was the right one to play Patriot in The Boys
Antony Starr thought Henry Cavill was the right one to play Patriot in The Boys

Henry Cavill could have been a good Patriot in The Boys, according to Antony Starr’s clarifications

Patriot is a completely different character from Superman

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Few characters in the world of comics have managed to capture the collective imagination like Patriot (Homelander) from The Boys. This extreme parody of Superman, masterfully played by Antony Starr, has generated a whirlwind of discussions and fascination with the successful series exclusive to Amazon Prime Video. However, what many do not know is that Starr initially I doubted being the chosen one to give life to the psychopathic superhero.

It’s all due to the wide variety of actors that they could have given life to Patriotabecause the same actor thought that he would not be in the casting and that they would probably take someone that more fulfilled the “superhero” profile. Luckily, he was not like that and he has established himself as an impeccable performer by taking on the mantle of Patriot, one of the most powerful beings in The Boys series.

Antony Starr has quite a story behind his role as Patriot in The Boys

Antony Starr thought Henry Cavill was the right one to play Patriot in The Boys

Antony Starr has managed to captivate audiences with his incredible performance in The Boys

According to an interview conducted by Metro UK with the actor, the story behind Starr’s casting is as intriguing as the series itself. Upon receiving the script, I was convinced that the role would go to someone with a profile most similar to that of Henry Cavill, the muscular and charismatic actor known for his role as Superman. Starr’s confession to Metro UK reveals a surprising vulnerability in an actor who has demonstrated a formidable ability to embody such a complex and challenging character.

“I didn’t look at the script for a week and a half. Then I saw that it was a superhero thing and they weren’t going to cast me anyway. I’m not built for that kind of thing. Henry Cavill is four meters tall, he’s like an incredible wall of four-meter bricks and he’s fantastic, handsome and charismatic. I’m not going to get it” – Starr.

Despite his initial reservations, Curiosity prompted Starr to audition online, almost on a whim, in his own words. What happened next was a chain of events that would transform your career forever. His audition caught the attention of Eric Kripke, series creator, who was impressed with his performance. It was then that Starr decided to give the script a chance and recognized its quality and potential.

Definitely, the casting of Starr as the Patriot It has been a resounding success. Her performance has added a depth and a unexpected complexity to the character, earning the respect and admiration of fans and critics alike. In fact, The Boys series has innovated and set new standards in the superhero genre, in largely thanks to talent and the delivery of Antony Starr.

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