When Henry Cavill was first announced to play Geralt in ‘The Witcher,’ it caught many by surprise. Now executive producer Tomek Baginski has shared how “committed” the actor has been to play the part. Early stills and trailers have let us seen that not only does Cavill look like Geralt but appears to act like him too!
The series is said to balance darkness and humor, and I’m sure that will directly play into how we see Geralt progress in the series. While we can expect quite a bit of character development, we’ll likely have multiple seasons to explore his growth.
According to Baginski from a recent interview over at Comic Book:
“It’s about Henry, and how he became Geralt, and how he embraced this character and he literally became this guy. He was walking around in the jacket to make it work, because the leather had to be worn out, and there is no other way than to just live in this wardrobe, in this cloth, to make it work. For many weeks he was sticking close to the set, so he can be closer to the Witcher world. He was there. He became this character. . . . You don’t have very often an actor who is so committed to the role, and this was beautiful. It was such a great, great thing to work with.”
Cavill has received quite a bit of praise over the years, and ‘The Witcher’ feels like a series that could allow the actor to really flex his acting chops.
Are you excited to see how Henry Cavill handles the role of Geralt in ‘The Witcher’? Do you feel that he’ll be perfect for bringing the character to life? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
Based on the best-selling fantasy series of books, The Witcher is an epic tale of fate and family. Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts,” Netflix said. “But when destiny hurtles him toward a powerful sorceress and a young princess with a dangerous secret, the three must learn to navigate the increasingly volatile Continent together.
You can stream the first season of ‘The Witcher’ on December 20th, 2019!