It’s the end of an era for Henry Cavill‘s facial hair. On Wednesday morning, the Superman actor posted an epic Instagram video (below) bidding adieu to his mustache — the very same mustache that cost Warner Bros. a reported $25 million to digitally remove from Justice League (because Cavill was doing his Superman reshoots at the same time he was playing a mustachioed villain in Mission: Impossible — Fallout). A bathrobe-clad Cavill delivers the deadpan tribute from his dressing room, where he appears newly clean-shaven.
“I know — it’s hard to recognize me without KingStache,” Cavill tells his followers (using the nickname he debuted for his mustache in February, when KingStache “announced” the new Mission: Impossible trailer on Instagram). “Sometimes I even have trouble recognizing myself.”
“It’s hard for me to admit: This is not CGI,” the actor continues. “He’s really gone. I’ll tell you this though: I will remember him. Always.”
That introduction is followed by a montage of mustache-centric selfies and screenshots, to the strains of Sarah McLachlan’s “I Will Remember You.” Hilariously, the montage includes a still from Justice League, in which KingStache is replaced by a freakish CG upper lip.
Cavill’s perfect eulogy is missing just one thing: footage of the actual shaving process (which country star Dierks Bentley included in his own mustache memorial Insta, below). But between those two videos, the celebrity mustache memorial video is just one Instagram away from being a trend. Tom Selleck, the ball’s in your court.
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