The 32-year-old actor has become one of Hollywood's hottest heartthrobs thanks to his role as Superman in 2013 movie Man of Steel and the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. While Henry - who was nicknamed "Fat Cavill" during his school days - is flattered by focus from the opposite sex, he admits it can sometimes be difficult not to be overcome by such attention.

“You’ve got to be worried about this s**t getting to your head," Henry told DuJour magazine of getting awards such polling fourth in the recent Sexiest Man of the Year gong from Britain's Glamour magazine. "It’s enormously flattering, but I’m not going to throw all my eggs in that basket!"

Despite his worldwide fame, Henry is just as likely to be found in his local pub as on the red carpet. He knows that in this age of smart phones, a selfie with him is the top of every fan's wishlist, but wants them to be aware that he might be intoxicated at the time.

"If people want to take a photo, that's fine," he added. "But they're going to get a photo of me drunk."

The fame aspect of being an actor isn't something Henry is particularly fond of. However while he's aware that it's just part of the job, he advises others keen to become a celebrity not to achieve the status by following the acting route.

"Do you want to be famous? Then you shouldn't be an actor," he said. "If you're trying to be famous, you've lost before you've even begun. You might as well apply for (reality TV series) Big Brother."

Previous actors who have taken on the role of Superman have found themselves somewhat typecast. Henry appears to have avoided this however, with parts in movies such as spy flick The Man from U.N.C.L.E. under his belt. Maintaining a varied CV is something Henry is keen to do, he explained.

"I do want to do other films," he confessed, adding he won't be trying his luck at penning scripts for projects.

"I don't want to sully any material with my amateurism."