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Henry Cavill was ID'd during first promo trip to LA

Henry Cavill was ID'd during first promo trip to LA

Henry Cavill was stunned when he was ID'd in a bar when he first arrived in Los Angeles.

The 32-year-old actor lives in London, England, but flew to the United States for the premiere of The Count of Monte Cristo back in 2002. At the time, he was around 17, and was shocked when he discovered he was too young to drink in America, where the drinking age is 21.

"The thing which got me the most was that the drinking age was different," Henry said during an interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Thursday night (17Mar16). "The drinking age in the UK is 18. It felt very odd walking into a bar and getting ID'd!"

Henry is now a household name thanks to his role as Superman in 2013 movie Man of Steel, as well as the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and the Justice League movies.

His first role was as Albert Mondego in The Count of Monte Cristo, but it was such a minor part that he didn't even get invited to the premiere.

"The first time I was in Los Angeles was for the premiere of The Count of Monte Cristo, I was 17 I think. I came with a couple of friends and we came about a week before the premiere, my mum turned around to me and said, 'When's the premiere?' I said, 'Oh I don't know, nobody's said anything to me about it'. So we called up the studio and they said, 'Oh it's next week!'

"We went, 'Hold on a second, it's next week? How are we supposed to get there?' And they went, 'It's not in your contract to get tickets!' We argued and eventually got tickets, and I flew myself out there with a couple of friends."

Batman v Superman sees Henry face off against Ben Affleck's Caped Crusader. The pair had only met on one occasion prior to being cast in the hotly-anticipated film, but Henry joked his dislike of his co-star was anything but fictional when they were on set.

Asked by Jimmy if the actors continued their animosity in between scenes, Henry laughed: "I just didn't like him… It was genuine dislike!"

- Cover Media