Henry Cavill says his Superman isn't afraid to show his feelings.

Henry Cavill

Henry Cavill

Cavill reprises his role as the superhero in the upcoming 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' and Henry believes his incarnation of the famous character is extremely modern.

He told the Sunday Times Style magazine: "There's plenty of opportunity to delve deep into the character, because he's a very complex character. He's an alien, but he's invulnerable, so there are deep psychological issues there. You can talk about that because there's more acceptance now of men having genuine feelings. So as Superman, I don't have to be tough and strong, which is important."

But while Superman isn't afraid to be vulnerable, Henry admitted he prefers to maintain a stiff upper lip when it comes to his own feelings.

He said: "There are plenty of times when I'm not that restrained, but I think there's something to be said for a bit of decorum in one's basic, everyday public life. Maybe that's a very British thing, the old stiff upper lip, but I do think there's something to be said for it."