Henry Cavill says his dog, Kal, has saved his mental health

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By Toyin Owoseje, CNN

“Superman” star Henry Cavill has revealed that not all heroes wear capes – some only have fluffy paws.

The British actor, best known for portraying the DC Comics character in the DC Extended Universe, has credited his dog with saving his mental health.

Cavill appeared on the UK talk show “Lorraine” with his pooch Kal on Monday to promote season 2 of his Netflix show “The Witcher” – which is due to premiere on December 17th. The conversation soon turned to his canine companion, and he told host Lorraine Kelly how important Kal was to him.

The movie star regularly shares pictures of his well-groomed American Akita with his 17.7 million Instagram followers.

“He really is (my best friend),” the 38-year-old said to Kelly as he petted Kal. “We go everywhere together. He is now 8 years old and has saved my emotional, psychological fat many times. “

Cavill said they share an “incredibly close connection”.

During the interview, Cavill, whose acting roles include “Enola Holmes,” “The Man From UNCLE” and “Immortals,” also revealed that he is keeping his Superman suit in his closet and is “ready and waiting for the call”, to report again the role.

Cavill first portrayed Superman in the 2013 movie “Man of Steel” before returning to the role in the DC projects “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” and “Zack Snyder’s Justice League”.

Commenting on the character’s role, he said, “You look back and just think, what a wonderful opportunity. And even if I stopped acting tomorrow and went live somewhere on a yacht or a boat, a sailboat, and just traveled the Mediterranean … people. “

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