Henry Cavill turned to gaming to escape the public eye

Henry Cavill. (Photo: Getty Images)
Henry Cavill. (Photo: Getty Images)

Cape Town – Henry Cavill is a gamer and uses it to escape the outside world as much as possible, according to an interview with GQ. His favourite game is Warhammer, and he loves it so much he's played it through six times, accounting for hundreds of hours of gameplay.

Henry stars in Netflix's adaptation of Andrzej Sapkowski's The Witcher. The book series was also turned into an incredibly popular game, that the Superman star really enjoys getting lost in for hours and hours as an escape. 

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He explained: "Every time I step out my front door, I'm hyper-aware. Even if I'm not looking terrible, you still realise there are people taking sneaky photos of you, because that's what people like to do. And then they put them on the internet, and you see them on Instagram, and you're like, 'Oh, my God'."

He added: "At home, I get to sit playing games for ridiculous amounts of hours and escape there because going outside has the opposite effect."

"My first involved experience [with the franchise] was The Witcher 3," he told the glossy publication, explaining how he's now played developer CD Projekt Red's 100-hour role-playing epic two-and-a-half times to the end. Since then the ruggedly handsome star has also read the books and become a big fan. 

Compiled by Alex Isaacs (Sources: GQ, Cover Media).

(Photo: Getty Images)