Why they rejected the principle, Henry Cavill for The Witcher

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Why they rejected the principle, Henry Cavill for The Witcher

The actor Henry Cavill has played Geralt of Rivia in the series of Netflix The Witcher, but was initially rejected for the role.

Based on the book series of the same name by the Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski, The Witcher was released on Netflix in December 2019. The success was immediate and Henry Cavill did a good job as the warlock, hunter of monsters Geralt of Rivia. That’s why they have already confirmed the second season. But things could be very different, as it almost runs out of the main role.

When Henry Cavill heard for the first time that it was developing a series adaptation of The Witcher, according to reports, pressed it to his agents to get a meeting with Netflix, since I wanted to interpret to Geralt of Rivia. Cavill knew the story and the characters rather well, is a big fan of video games, so they continued to press their agents about it. Netflix finally agreed to meet with him, but the showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich not had the script ready by then and I didn’t even know how it was going to be the show. Hissrich did not see the point of having a meeting so early in the development of the series and said that his insistence was “annoying”. So Henry Cavill was rejected.

Later, the thing changed.

A couple of months later, when Lauren Schmidt Hissrich was working on the script and now sought actively to Geralt of Rivia correct. More than 200 actors read the role, but the voice of Henry Cavill was trapped in his head while writing down the lines of the character. Hissrich met again with the actor for an audition, and eventually got the role.

In conclusion, for Henry Cavill gave life to Geralt of Rivia, the protagonist of The Witcher, it was a combination of perseverance (extreme), patience and charm. As it managed to cause a lasting impression on Hissrich, even if it was in part because what was “annoying”.