How Henry Cavill’s Dynamic With His Brothers Helped Him Develop a Bond with the Witchers on Set

Published 12/29/2023, 3:46 AM EST

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The theme of family has made its presence felt ever since the very onset of The Witcher’s promotion. Ardent fans of the fantasy, like Henry Cavill, who have read the saga, can spot this theme throughout the books. It is a core theme in The Last Wish that expanded later on the parallel journeys of Yennefer and Ciri. Despite not having any blood ties, all the characters somehow end up finding real families in the tale. 

The way Ciri quickly understood the men at Kaer Morhen to be her big brothers is a clear example of how these themes rolled through the franchise. However, not many are aware that Cavill, who brought Geralt to life, equated the show’s family dynamic with his own family.

Henry Cavill drew parallels between The Witcher and his own life 

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Two years back, Henry Cavill attended the WitcherCon event hosted by The Witcher and CD Projekt Red. In a discussion with Josh Horowitz, the British actor made it clear that when he spoke of family, he was not referring to his biological brothers but rather those who felt like family. Simply because the family in The Witcher was not like the usual family where one expects them to stick around all the time. 

Although the characters did not belong to a kinship, they shared a sense of anxiety about the world changing around them. This sentiment brought the characters together and turned them into families. The Witcher characters also had their distinctive backgrounds and conflicting views. Therefore, Cavill leaned towards likening his on-screen family to his friends rather than his blood brothers. Apart from that, Henry Cavill also talked about what pushed him towards landing the role in The Witcher

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He shared his unique theory of destiny, that helped him slip into such an iconic character like Geralt. 

Henry Cavill’s unique take on how destiny works

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It is a popular opinion that Henry Cavill is the best Geralt The Witcher could ever feature. His deep love for video games and books, especially fantasy novels, made him an even perfect fit for the role. When asked by Josh Horowitz if he believed the role was meant for him, Henry Cavill shared his unique perspective on destiny. According to the British actor, it is a prerequisite to unlock various levels for shaping one’s destiny, just like a fantasy game.

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Therefore, the reason Cavill could clinch the role of Geralt was because he completed numerous small levels and achievements. Not only did the actor play his character with finesse, but also infused his inputs to the role, such was his dedication. Taking all of this into account, one can confidently state that Henry Cavill was truly meant for this role as he authentically connected with every facet of the franchise.

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Hriddhi Maitra

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Hriddhi Maitra is a Hollywood News reporter at Netflix Junkie. An enthusiastic movie buff, Hriddhi found her true calling when she worked as a Cinema Content Writer at My Cinema Story while analyzing movies objectively, and offering constructive feedback. Coming from a background where she worked in different niches like finance, food, travel, medicines, automobile, and entertainment, we can safely say she is a jack of all trades.

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