Henry Cavill No1 Botanicals Commercial

DblOJoeDblOJoe Posts: 65MI6 Agent

What is everyone’s thoughts? Seems like this commercial has people buzzing about the subtle 007 plug. I personally am still not on the Henry Cavill wagon. My gripe is that from the neck down he doesn’t fit the bond build. He looks like a club bouncer about to burst out of his clothes. I can’t see him running around and being athletic. Could he drop 30lbs of muscle for the role? The entire time in this video I kept thinking of Hinx being Bond and it feels ridiculous.


  • HowardBHowardB USAPosts: 2,671MI6 Agent

    Cavill does appear to be a pretty bulky guy these days; not fat but lots of muscle mass. I would agree that is not the right look for Bond.

    I would think that with proper diet and the right training program Cavill could be leaned out to a more Bond like physique. IMO, Bond should look more like a middleweight boxer than an NFL linebacker.

  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 19,811MI6 Agent
    edited June 23

    The commercial isn't subtle, is it?

    James Bond should have the physique more like a professional swimmer or cross country skier. Very fit, but no muscles just for the sake of having big muscles.

  • AugustWalkerAugustWalker Posts: 814MI6 Agent

    The commercial doesn’t „mean“ anything.

    Just the producers acknowledging HC‘s informal Bond-connection and playing with it.

    As for his body, he definitely is very muscular. But I don’t think that would rule him out, personal trainers would sort that out…

    Always thought that Craig‘s body from QoS onwards (particularly in NTTD) was very fitting for the role.

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  • JellyfishJellyfish EnglandPosts: 402MI6 Agent

    Surely he knows you can just get water from the tap? And I'm surprised the tailor didn't try to sell him a shirt to go with that suit.

  • The Red KindThe Red Kind EnglandPosts: 2,585MI6 Agent

    I always thought Lucky Vanous had the perfect Bond physique.

    Aiden Turner too;

    Bond should look fit, athletic, strong, toned and lean, with little body fat. Not a beef cake. I'm sure HC would slim down suitably for the role. He's just way too big at the moment.

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  • Royale-les-EauxRoyale-les-Eaux LondonPosts: 647MI6 Agent

    In London if you get water from the tap you currently get a side of Polio.

  • Royale-les-EauxRoyale-les-Eaux LondonPosts: 647MI6 Agent

    I'd challenge anyone worried about Cavill's running and jumping to tag along on a Durrell challenge with him.

  • Sir MilesSir Miles The Wrong Side Of The WardrobePosts: 25,591Chief of Staff

    It’s his acting I’m more concerned about …IF he gets the gig 🙈

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  • SeanIsTheOnlyOneSeanIsTheOnlyOne Posts: 234MI6 Agent

    Two means of reading it:

    1) Cavill thinks given what happened in 2005 with Campbell, he deserves the job more than anyone else and wants to remind the producers he's ready now, which is not very subtle. It's a little bit like a child with a toy he has been waiting for and who tells his parents they should give it to him now because it's the right time.

    2) Cavill knows he won't get the part and that's why he decides to take it with humour and self-mockery.

    Anyway this commercial makes me think he WON'T be Bond. Discretion is the key and he played a terrible move with this.

  • ichaiceichaice LondonPosts: 506MI6 Agent

    I’m pretty sure if Cavill gets the job, he will do all that is required and then some. Looks like there’s a steely determination with this chap. This advert shows there’s a bit of humour in there as well.

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  • OrnithologistOrnithologist BerlinPosts: 554MI6 Agent

    I think so too. He did a great job on "The Witcher". Some people may (still) laugh at video games being made into movies or series, but the key here is that he "studied" the source material very keenly to portray the main character in as faithful a way as possible. And hence he is loved by the fans. Geralt of Rivia, although from the fantasy genre, also has some similarities with Bond, i.e. a tough professional killer who supposedly shows little to no emotions, but there is still a character underneath, with humor and so forth. If Cavill is enthusiastic about Bond, I'm sure we would be in for some very good movies.

    Edit: Of course, The Witcher books existed before the games.

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  • The Red KindThe Red Kind EnglandPosts: 2,585MI6 Agent
    edited June 24

    I get the feeling the producers would rather do the selecting and coming up with their own man, than have an actor 'suggest' or 'give a nod' to themselves as a great candidate. It may have been a factor in Clive Owen not getting the role in 2005 following his terrific BMW adverts in the early 2000's? Having said that HC was almost their man in 2005 so they obviously like him, but the HC of 2022 is a completely different prospect commercially and physically than he was back then.

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  • OrnithologistOrnithologist BerlinPosts: 554MI6 Agent

    They considered him at age 22? I laugh at all the 50-somethings still hyped up as Craig's successors (Idris Elba... *cough*), but that seems a bit extreme in the other direction.

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