207 different actors were considered for the role of Geralt in Netflix's Witcher adaptation

Henry Cavill fought through quite a lot of talent

A Witcher panel was held at San Diego Comic-Con 2019, and it included a few interesting tidbits that we thought we'd share. Cast and crew from the show were present during the panel, including Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, Freya Allan, Anya Chalotra, and Henry Cavill. Check out a summary of what they shared below.

- Henry Cavill says, "I'm a big gamer. I played the games a lot, many many hours, and Warcraft. But there was something about Geralt that struck a chord with me. he's not your average hero. He's a very real type person who won't treat everyone perfectly, but he's also really a hero."
- a Witcher is a young boy who's been taken from the streets or left to fend for themselves, and is ultimately taken
- most of these children don't survive
- Witchers travel the world hunting monsters for coin, and are often rejected by the world
- the crew considered 207 people for the role of Geralt, but EP/Showrunner Lauren Schmidt always kept his voice in her head
- Cavill admits he was annoying and called all the time because he really wanted the part
- Queen Calanthe's overall goal is to find true connection and unconditional love
- Ciri had a very sheltered upbringing and was very privileged
- Ciri has always been surrounded by people that have been in that environment
- in the first season, Ciri gets to see how others live, and she has to look past the horrific things she sees
- Geralt's horse Roach is like an anchor to Geralt's tried and true self, because he gives that name to every horse he has
- the myth is that Witchers don't have emotions, and that's what aids them in asking for coin for a monster
- Geralt is much more than that, as deep down there's a man that has a belief in what the world can be


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