The shooting of season 2 of The Witcher has not been easy for actor Henry Cavill. The interpreter of Geralt de Riv was indeed injured in December 2020, while filming a scene in which his character runs at full speed in the woods. Result of the races: he suffered from a fairly large tear in the hamstring muscle. The medics were then clear it was imperative that Henry Cavill rest, even if this were to result in a temporary stoppage of filming. During an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the British actor returned to this unpleasant episode.
“It was a very, very big tear, and I was very lucky the muscle didn’t come off completely.” he confided before explaining what had been the most complicated to manage “The difficulty was to keep working when I was injured. I wanted to do more for the show, I know how important it was for them to get things done. So we had to find a balance between ‘come on, we push, push, push’, and ‘woah slow, if I tear myself up a little more, it’s the end of my career as an action movie actor.’ It was one of the worst times of the past year. “
The filming schedule for the new episodes of the Netflix series has thus been changed somewhat, and all the action sequences have been saved until the end, in order to give Henry Cavill time to get back on his feet. The actor thus alternated between his work on the set and rehabilitation sessions. Season 2 of The Witcher was finally able to be completed, and a first glimpse was revealed thanks to a trailer.