The Witcher’s Henry Cavill Reveals Why He’s Thrilled To Be Playing As Geralt Of Rivia
There’s quite a lot to look forward to in Netflix’s upcoming The Witcher series, which sees the likes of Henry Cavill, Any Chalotra, and Freya Allan banding together to bring the original book series to life on the small screen. It has been no secret that playing as Geralt of Rivia has been one of Henry Cavill’s dream roles, and now, the Mission Impossible: Fallout actor opens up about why he was so excited to play as The Witcher.
Speaking to Men’s Health, Henry Cavill revealed that he was adamant that he would be doing his own stunts for the series, which could be the ‘fallout’ of having previously worked with Tom Cruise, who is quite infamous for demanding to do his own stunts. The conversation then transitioned to Cavill speaking about Geralt of Rivia, and why he’s so excited to be playing as him. “It’s funny how much he’s actually like us,” Cavill said.
Geralt has that thing of trying so damn hard and being misconstrued or not appreciated—of people having a negative opinion of you, despite you actually trying to do the right thing.”
Those that have read the books or played the CD Projekt RED games will know that Geralt is treated much in the same way he is depicted in the trailers we’ve seen thus far, and it will be interesting to see Cavill’s take on how Geralt reacts to the world around him.
Netflix’s The Witcher series is slated to release on the streaming platform on December 20, 2019.
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