Superman star Henry Cavill special guest at the Siam Cup
Superfan traveled from Los Angeles especially to see him at the event
The actor joined in Jersey's match win celebrations
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ISLANDERS scrambled for a glimpse of the Man of Steel this weekend– but one fan went the extra mile and journeyed from Los Angeles to Jersey to talk to Henry Cavill as he supported Jersey RFC and the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust.
The Hollywood film star returned home to watch Jersey play Guernsey in the Siam Cup and promote the wildlife organisation, which he represents as an ambassador.
At the event he was met by Yvette Caballero, a Los Angeles journalist, who created and runs a Henry Cavill news website – henrycavillnews.com.
She said: ‘Henry is very proud of his roots and is always mentioning Jersey in interviews.
'We run henrycavillnews.com and focus on his projects and his charity work.
‘We went to Durrell yesterday and toured the park there so there’s going to be some coverage of that online.
'We’re really proud of supporting him, he’s a really nice guy and is unique in Hollywood.’
Mr Cavill joined members of Jersey RFC for a match day lunch on Saturday, sponsored by fund administrators Ipes.
Money raised at the event, which included an auction, is due to be donated to the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust.
Speaking to the JEP after entering a packed function room, Mr Cavill said he was getting used to people staring and taking pictures.
‘This weekend I’m back for the rugby and for Durrell and, hopefully, to see my family,' he said.
'I barely get time to go to my home in London let alone return to my home here.
‘At the moment I’m producing my own film and doing other movies, so things are very busy.
‘Working with Durrell is going really well.
'It has been a learning curve for me and I’m trying to learn as much as I can about what they do.
'I hope I can raise awareness about the organisation, so a do like this is perfect.’
Mr Cavill, who has a conservation website of his own, cavillconservation.com, added that the more people took an interest in his work the more that could be done for Durrell.
Ever since rising to stardom the former St Michael’s pupil has been an ambassador for the Island.
However, he remained cagey about whether there was a chance he would accept a leading role in the Battle of Flowers in the future as Mr Battle.
‘I just can’t commit to something like that,’ he said.
‘I don’t know when I’ll be working or doing prep for a film.
'Unless I decided to take a year off I just can’t commit to anything like that – even then that wouldn't be a year off.’
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