“As long as we can keep telling great stories which honour [author Andrzej] Sapkowski’s work.” – By Henry Cavill, fan of the character Geralt of Rivia.
We all can see Henry Cavill’s dedication and commitment towards all the roles he were ever given. Whether it’s about the role of Superman, he added pounds of muscles, or a negative role was given to him as Agent August Walker in Mission Impossible: Fallout. He is no stranger to modifying himself for his part, and he does that brilliantly.
In the upcoming thriller, everyone is getting excited about, The Wither Season 2, release date 17 December 2021; he is playing the role of Geralt of Rivia, a Witcher, around whom the story is following. For this Netflix premiere, he has to modify himself to showcase a complete look of Geralt Witcher. He prepared himself, did some bodybuilding exercises to show his muscles popped up.
He didn’t take any single thing for granted or depend on the editors of the series. The series did drink any water for three days to present his body the scene intended. During the COVID-19, he played all the Witcher games to gain in-depth knowledge about the series. Before the series, Henry Cavill was the fan of Andrzej’s Novels, where it all began.
The Witcher Season 2: Henry Cavill
From December 2019, Henry Cavill, after shedding his Superman image, became the front and centre of The Witcher, Series on Netflix. Henry symbolized the character Geralt of Rivia and pushed himself to become the book authentic character.
Because of Henry’s efforts and hard work, the Witcher has become the most popular and lucrative property on Netflix. It is to be known that the Witcher Season 2 was shot in 15 different locations, with over 80 cast members and more than 1,000 other crew members. Apart from Cavill, Anya Chalotra will be returning as Yennefer Witcher, crossing paths with Geralt of Rivia.
In one of Henry’s interviews with Marcin Zwierzchowski, he discloses that once, he just went straight up to the camera and said one dialogue from the book, but it wasn’t mentioned in the script. At the beginning of the Blood of Elves Book, he notes that he takes a scene from the end of Something More and performs it in front of the camera.
He expresses his feelings by sharing his inspiration from the “Sapkowski” books. Henry was captivated by the poetry of novels and wanted his character, Geralt Witcher, to speak those lines. He didn’t tried to talk to anyone regarding the addition, as he says, ‘I did not feel like having a long discussion about whether I could add this bit somewhere. So I just did it, said the words in front of the camera, and was ready to face the consequences.”
Anyone can identify him as a “Sapkowski” books fan in a few minutes with Henry Cavill. In his interview, almost all of the time, he ends all the arguments with the words: “I take it all from the source material, i.e. Sapkowski’s books. Its characters are nuanced and three-dimensional. “
As inspired by the books, Henry assured the fans that in the Witcher Season 2, that Geralt will be more book accurate and will be depicted as more intellectual. The Geralt, in season 2, will be speaking more as his paths will be crossing with his old friends, Jaskier and Yennefer.
By judging Henry from all of these things, the fans and now the crew members too trust him about his character and will be playing in the future. No one showed any dissatisfaction or anger for the modification of the scene by Henry Cavill; everyone loves him.