Witcher

Henry Cavill Was Supposed To Use His Normal Voice For Geralt But Then Something Happened

One of the most impressive things about Henry Cavill’s performance as Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher is the way he was able to modulate his voice to make it sound like Geralt’s. In short, the voice captures Geralt’s essence and it’s pretty similar to the one we have heard in The Witcher video games. 

Of course, it’s not a copy of Doug Cockle’s voice, but it’s certainly inspired by it and thankfully, it works in the show well. But we have always wondered how Cavill was able to figure out just what kind of voice would be perfect for his version of Geralt. So, During WitcherCon, Cavill surprised all of us by saying that Geralt’s tough voice almost didn’t happen. 

Henry Cavill Reveals Accidental Mistake That Gave Rise To Geralt’s Voice

In a WitcherCon interview, Henry Cavill said that during auditions, he asked Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, the showrunner if he should make his voice a little raspy for Geralt. But the showrunner told him to just do his own natural voice. In response, Cavill said, “I was like, okay. Okay, cool.”

But when he was filming a scene between King Foltest and Geralt in the third episode of the show, Cavill forgot to stick to his own voice. He says:

“I didn’t do that intentionally. That happened by accident. And then afterwards I was like, ‘Oh my god, I just played a whole scene in the wrong voice’.”

Henry Cavill

But afterwards, Cavill said that he liked the take on Geralt’s voice and said that using that kind of voice “made a lot of things sit better when it came to delivery of certain lines, and delivery of certain dialogue.”

What About The Similarities And Comparisons With Doug Cockle’s Voice?

As for the similarities with Doug Cockle’s voice, Cavill had this to say: 

“That was definitely a concern. I don’t want to seem like I’m plagiarizing another professional’s extraordinary work. I had a look at it, had a listen to it, and I thought, actually they are different enough. It’s clearly inspired by—but I did my own thing, and then I spoke to Alec and I spoke to Lauren, and they both said, ‘It’s okay, actually, if you want to do that, we can go with that, and we’ll redo the rest.”

Henry said that the production team had to do some reshoots anyways so getting Geralt’s natural voice throughout the entire season wasn’t that much of a big deal. Interestingly, he also said that it wasn’t difficult to maintain that raspy gravelly voice. 

He said:

“It sounds like it is, but it’s about just finding that—in season 1 I was still trying to find it, and you can definitely tell when I have. But in season 2, it’s not difficult to do at all. It’s actually quite easy.”

You can hear more of Henry’s voice as Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher season 2 which is set to drop on December 17 on Netflix. 

Check Out: Henry Cavill Has Reportedly Signed On For 5 Seasons Of The Witcher

Recent Posts

Hayden Christensen Reprising Role As Darth Vader In Ahsoka Series

Fan excitement shot through the roof when it was announced that Hayden Christensen will be…

6 hours ago

Salma Hayek Chose To Lie to Ryan Reynolds About Marvel’s Eternals Role

There are only two weeks left until Eternals is released in theatres, so excitement is…

14 hours ago

Chloé Zhao Reveals Batman & Superman Easter Eggs In MCU’s Eternals

Chloé Zhao's Eternals, the 26th Marvel Studios feature and 30th overall production in the MCU's…

15 hours ago

Captain Marvel 2 Director Feels Thanos’ Snap Is Captain America’s Fault

After the events of Avengers: Infinity War, Nia DaCosta, who will direct The Marvels, believes…

15 hours ago

Marvel Studios Was Against Blade, Ghost Rider, & Daredevil Joining MCU Films

When Marvel Entertainment regained control of the film rights to characters like Blade, Ghost Rider,…

15 hours ago

Eternals’ Chloe Zhao Wants To Direct Kevin Feige’s Star Wars Movie

Franchises in Hollywood are as old as time itself. But they are popping up more…

15 hours ago