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Henry Cavill Reveals How He Got Revenge After Childhood Bullies' Weight Jibes

14/08/2015 12:03 BST | Updated 14/08/2015 12:59 BST

Henry Cavill has revealed how he got back at the bullies who teased him during his teenage years.

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While he may now be known internationally as one of the most fancied men in the world, the star of ‘The Man From U.N.C.L.E.’ has revealed that he wasn’t always so popular.

Opening up to The Sun, he says: “Because I was overweight and I had ambitions, I was target number one for the alphas of each group.”

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Henry Cavill

However, years later he managed to get the last laugh over the bullies, admitting that now that he’s famous, his tormentors have done a complete 180.

He admits: “I’ve had a couple of awkward moments where I’ve seen one in a room and deliberately ignored him and really enjoyed it.

“He kept looking over and trying to make eye contact and I just kept on blanking him. That was enjoyable because he looks like he’s still a w*****.”

Henry has previously said he thinks that having been bullied at school has helped him become a better actor, telling People magazine: “Someone who is on the outskirts of popularity is someone who gets to look in, so I became very much an observer, and that taught me an awful lot about people.

“It helped me read people very well, which has helped me in this industry. If I can understand the inner workings of a human being, then I can probably be a better actor."

Earlier this week, Henry admitted to a rather embarrassing on-set incident, when he brought new meaning to the term “wooden acting”, during a sex scene.

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