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Henry Cavill Ate 5,000 Calories a Day for 'Man in Steel'

June 9, 2013

Transforming into Superman is no easy feat, just ask Henry Cavill. The star of the upcoming Man in Steel movie says he ate 5,000 calories a day to bulk up for the role.

"You've got to eat protein first, then a little bit of carbs... you've gotta  keep your hunger levels going," Cavill said. "I'm training two and a half hours a day, pushing my body beyond its normal limits, putting on a lot of muscle mass and just making myself look like Superman." 

But during filming, the actor says he would allow himself a treat every so often.

"The biggest treat was after a six-week phase when I was getting in shape for shirtless scenes," he said. "After that, [director] Zack Snyder bought me an amazing apple pie and a tub of ice cream. Then I ordered a pizza as well, and didn't even go home -- I just sat in a trailer afterwards and ate it. I passed into a food coma after that." 

Man of Steel hits theaters on June 14. 

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