“The Witcher”: the terrible accident that Henry Cavill suffered when filming season 2

The second season of “The Witcher”Was confirmed on November 13, 2019 and the filming of the new episodes began in early 2020. The post-production phase only began in May 2021, due to delays caused by the coronavirus pandemic and an injury suffered by Henry Cavill .

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The spectacular accident occurred in December 2020, but the protagonist of the fantasy series of Netflix he did not discuss the matter at the time. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter shortly before the premiere of the second installment, the fictional showrunner, Lauren S. Hissrich, and the 38-year-old actor shared some details of the incident.

During a sprint through the woods, Henry Cavill he suffered a torn hamstring, the back of his knee. After the injury, he was very sore and retired to his dressing room in one of the trailers.

Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia in the first season of “The Witcher” (Photo: Netflix)


Although it all depends on the severity of the tear, it is a terrifying injury, especially for someone who stars in action movies and shoots many of their stunts without the help of a stuntman.

I remember Henry stopping short and wondering if he had tripped or had hit a stone“Lauren Hissrich said in the interview. “I went to his trailer and he said he was in a lot of pain”.

The protagonist of “The Witcher“He added:”It was a very very bad tear. And I was very lucky it wasn’t a complete hamstring detachment”. Cavill returned to the set even though he was not yet 100% recovered so as not to hurt the production.

The biggest difficulty was working while injured. I wanted to do more for the production. I know how important it was for them to finish things”He explained to THR. However, he decided not to push himself to avoid putting his career at risk.

So I tried to find the balance between the ‘Yeah, let’s push, push and shove’ and the ‘Hey, wait a minute. If it rips any further, this is the end of my action career. ‘ It was my worst moment in the past year, on a professional level”, He indicated.

Henry Cavill returned to filming season 2 of "The Witcher" before his injury completely healed (Photo: Netflix)
Henry Cavill returned to filming season 2 of “The Witcher” before his injury completely healed (Photo: Netflix)

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