It may have seemed excessive for Mission: Impossible Fallout to ban Henry Cavill from shaving his now-infamous mustache for Justice League reshoots, but the actor assures us in a new interview that shaving was not an option.
“When we decided to go for the mustache, I certainly wasn’t expecting all the events to unfold as they were going to unfold,” Cavill told Empire.
He’s referring to the Justice League reshoots that necessitated CGI removal of said mustache and also gave the internet a lot of much-needed laughs.
But letting Cavill shave would have meant him donning a fake mustache for intense action scenes in M:I Fallout, and there is no makeup glue as strong as the human hair follicle.
“As you will see when [Mission] comes out, to have a fake mustache on would not have been a possibility,” Cavill added.
Mission: Impossible Fallout premieres July 27.