Despite the jokes about telling our parents that NO we can’t pause the friggin’ game to take out the trash, the truth is, the inability to pause a live game is a real problem. Real enough that even Man of Steel’s star, Henry Cavill, has grappled with it. Actually, he almost didn’t get the role of Superman because of it!
IGN reports that the latest issue of GQ has an interview with Cavill, where he discusses his love of video games and the incident with World of Warcraft.
Indeed, his love of games is so great that when director Zack Snyder called to offer him the Man of Steel role, he nearly missed out due to playing World of Warcraft. “I saw it was him [calling] but the thing is, you can’t save World of Warcraft, you can’t pause it. It’s live.”
But mercifully Cavill called him back and gratefully accepted the part.
Imagine that. Jeopardizing a major film role because you just can’t leave your game of World of Warcraft for a little bit. Dang.
And just in case you’re wondering, Cavill is rather fond of Skyrim.