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Henry Cavill Talks About The Injury He Sustained During Filming The Witcher

By Soniya Hinduja
November 21,2021

In an exclusive interview with The Hollywood Reporter, actor Henry Cavill talked about his hamstring journey. Cavill hurt his thigh while filming Season 2 of The Witcher. Cavill plays the lead in the popular Netflix series in December 2019 as monster hunter Geralt of Rivia. The actor is returning to play his promising role for the second season of the series. The Witcher Season 2 will premiere on December 17, 2021.

The Witcher series

Netflix’s The Witcher portrays Henry Cavill’s Geralt of Rivia as a starlit-haired magically enhanced monster hunter. His kind is known commonly as a Witcher. Following the show’s plot, we see Geralt journeying through the fantasy world of the Continent, undergoing several exciting tasks. This is how he eventually considers his prophesied destiny in the form of a girl he meets in the forest. While Geralt travels, he slays the terrifying monsters and serves the royalty.

The Witcher Season 2 Henry Cavill

The Witcher’s Henry Cavill as Geralt in Season 2

Geralt also forms friendships with the bard Jaskier (Joey Batey) and sorceress Yennefer of Vengerberg (Anya Chalotra) throughout the show. And later, Geralt meets the foretold girl in the forest, Ciri (Freya Allan), in the season’s final episode. The trailer for the second season featured the many risks falling into Geralt, Yennefer, Ciri, and Jaskier, paths. But with more risks comes more exciting combat sequences. In the duration of production, it was disclosed that actor Henry Cavill underwent a hamstring injury when filming a woodland scene. And only recently, the actor talk to the media about the incident.

Henry Cavill opening up about his on-set injury 

In conversation with THR, Henry Cavill talked about the multiple roles he has played and the actor’s future in the industry. Amidst the talk, Cavill opened up about the injury he suffered in December 2020. Cavill said that the damage was due to a nasty tear in the muscle. But it was so severe that it could’ve risked a complete detachment of the hamstring.

Also Read: Henry Cavill Is 100% Committed To The Witcher’s 7-Year Plan.

He added how working on the set was strenuous after that. Because Cavill was also on the production team, he wanted to offer as much as possible to keep things going. He revealed that the most challenging part was finding an equilibrium between getting his tasks done and still not working too hard. The actor called the injury the worst professional moment of 2020. Here is Cavill’s full quote below.

“It was a very, very bad tear, and I was very lucky that it wasn’t a complete detachment of the hamstring… The difficulty was working while I was injured. Because I wanted to do more for the production — I know how important it was for them to get stuff done. So it was having to find that balance between, ‘Yes, let’s push, push, push,’ and, ‘Whoa, hold on, if I tear this further, it’s the end of my action career.’ That was my worst moment of the past year — professionally.”

Henry Cavill’s aspirations for the future 

In addition to this, Henry Cavill also expressed his inclination towards the franchise’s forthcoming future. This is following the currently approved three seasons. Showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich has disclosed the fact that she has structured the show in a way to create seven seasons in 2019.

Ciri And Witcher

In a recent interview, in support of the news, Cavill admitted that he would be willing to commit himself to the brand. Cavill is drawn towards the mystical work sketched by the author Andrzej Sapkowski in his book series. And as long as the brand honors the original work, Cavill would delightedly play his part for it.

Cavill also talked about his upcoming roles. The actor said he’s hopeful about making a potential MCU debut as Captain Britain. And also about his eagerness to play Superman once more in the DCEU. Henry Cavill’s injury was not the only fateful thing to happen during The Witcher’s filming. Anya Chalotra also sustained a back injury during the production of season 1.

This is why it was devastating to see another star suffer an on-set injury. When the news broke out, fans online wished Cavill well as he recovered. Filming action sequences indeed comes with some risks. But the care and safety of the cast and crew is a matter of most significant importance.