The Witcher’s Jaskier Actor Loves Getting Henry Cavill To Break Character
Netflix’s The Witcher series was one of the breakout stars of 2019, earning itself a place on the streaming platform’s top 10 list despite only having less than two weeks to prove itself. One of the more rewarding elements of the show was the relationship between the Jaskier the bard and the titular character himself, Geralt of Rivia. While the latter character has always been a bit of a gruff sort and only prone to darker dry humor, it has been revealed that actor Henry Cavill wasn’t as impervious to Joey Batey’s charms as Geralt was to Jaskier’s.
In a recent interview with ComicBook.com, The Witcher actor Joey Batey revealed that both he and Henry Cavill had a particularly enjoyable time on set. “Within the first couple of minutes of meeting him, we were in fits of giggles,” Batey said. “I don’t want to dispel any of the magic of Henry Cavill, but he’s a total goofball and I publicly love him. We make each other laugh, we have a very similar sense of humor quite a lot of the time.”
Joey Batey adds that, if there were a blooper reel for The Witcher, he’d love to see the two of them laughing and Henry Cavill breaking character. “I’d love to see the blooper reel of this show one day, because we’re constantly making each other laugh, which is difficult, because obviously Henry’s playing a very gruff character that’s not supposed to smile very much,” Batey said.
And so, when he breaks, that’s my favorite thing. If I can get Henry to laugh unintentionally, I have won. Still, filming every scene with Henry was a joy.”
The first season of Netflix’s The Witcher series is now available.
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