The Witcher Series’ Anya Chalotra “Overwhelmed” By Comparisons To Game Of Thrones
The upcoming The Witcher series is undoubtedly one of the most highly anticipated shows of the year, with the Netflix series reportedly releasing on the platform within the next few months. In the meantime, though, many fans have begun to liken it to Game of Thrones, and how this could turn out to be Netflx’s answer to the massively popular HBO series. Now, The Witcher series star Anya Chalotra has weighed in on how she feels about all the hype leading up to the show’s relesae.
The Yennefer actress recently spoke with the folks at Comicbook about how she feels about the life-changing role she is now in. According to Chalotra, all the attention by The Witcher fans and media alike has already been overwhelming, and it will likely only continue to grow once the show’s first season airs. “That means my life would blow up as well, wouldn’t it? Yeah. You know, I’m taking it moment to moment and this already has been very overwhelming,” she began.
It’s very scary. This today [press at San Diego Comic-Con] was scary. But then you meet the fans and you realize why you’re doing it and suddenly you go ‘ah, they’re on your side.'”
Not all fans were on the side of the cast and crew for The Witcher project, certainly not initially. Showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich received a not insignificant amount of blow-back for casting calls that took place for the character of Ciri, and many other fans were vehemently against the casting of Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia. Here’s hoping that the fans cut our beloved stars some slack and simply enjoy the show when it airs later this year.
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