People Put Henry Cavill On Blast After The Actor Conflated Flirting With Rape In A Recent Interview

People Put Henry Cavill On Blast After The Actor Conflated Flirting With Rape In A Recent Interview

“To my memory there’s been no moments where I look back and think, ‘Ooh, OK, maybe someone shouldn’t have gone through that’," Cavill said.

"I know there have been situations with people I’ve worked with being perhaps overfamiliar with some of the actresses. But, I’ve always walked up to them and said, ‘Hey, are you all right? That’s creepy’.”

The star, who believes in the "traditional" approach to dating in which women are "wooed and chased," was then pressed to reflect on his own interactions with women. "I like to think that I’ve never been like that," Cavill said.

Later, Cavill expressed his reluctance to go about the "old-fashioned" way of courting in the tie of #MeToo, saying, “It’s very difficult to do that if there are certain rules in place. Because then it’s like: ‘Well, I don’t want to go up and talk to her, because I’m going to be called a rapist or something’"

"So you’re like, ‘Forget it, I’m going to call an ex-girlfriend instead, and then just go back to a relationship, which never really worked’," He said.

"But it’s way safer than casting myself into the fires of hell, because I’m someone in the public eye, and if I go and flirt with someone, then who knows what’s going to happen?"

BuzzFeed News has reached out to Cavill's representatives for comment.