‘The Witcher’: Are Fans Drawn To Anya Chalotra’s Yennefer?

The Witcher, if you’ve yet to binge-watch it on Netflix, tells about the adventures of Geralt of Rivia, a Witcher, portrayed by Henry Cavill. Yet the titular character is not the only one whose adventures we follow in the first season. The Witcher also follows Yennefer of Vengerberg, portrayed by Anya Chalotra, and Cirilla, commonly known as Ciri, of Cintra, portrayed by Freya Allan.

Anya Chalotra’s Yennefer is a powerful character in The Witcher. She goes from being a scared young woman to a powerful sorceress. Yennefer is the type of character that would probably be interesting to many fans. But is she?

Find out, ahead, what fans think of Anya Chalotra’s Yennefer in The Witcher.

Why might fans be drawn to Anya Chalotra’s Yennefer in ‘The Witcher’?

Anya Chalotra, Henry Cavill, and Freya Allan of 'The Witcher'
Anya Chalotra, Henry Cavill and Freya Allan at the premiere of The Witcher (Wiedzmin) in Poland. | Andreas Rentz/Getty Images for Netflix

Anya Chalotra’s Yennefer is quite a complex character in The Witcher. That most likely makes her interesting for many fans. She transforms from a scared young woman to a powerful sorceress. Her ambition and determination are an intriguing combination.

She also has a vulnerable side as well. Though she often tries to hide this side of her, it sometimes shows in The Witcher. Her vulnerable side especially shows in her desire for a child. Due to her physical transformation in the show, she can no longer have children.

Yennefer does not like that fact and begins to search for a way to regain her fertility. She is also brave and stands up for what she believes in. This is shown when she decides to fight with some of her fellow mages against Nilfgaard, the kingdom that is taking over all of the others.

What are fans saying about Yennefer in ‘The Witcher’?

Anya Chalotra’s Yennefer is one of the main characters of The Witcher. And so far, many fans seem to be reacting well to her. One fan on Twitter says that they are “binging The Witcher and [they] love Yennefer so much.” Another fan says “Yennefer walking into the ball like yes it is I the baddest ***** of them all.”

While yet another fan says “My heart has now been reported missing. Locals say Yennefer of Vengerberg may be the culprit.” Another fan adds that “this is Yennefer of Vengerberg’s world and we just live in it.” Another fan says that Anya Chalotra’s Yennefer is “the stand out from The Witcher series.”

This fan goes on to say that “she definitely steals the show.” Another fan “started watching The Witcher for [their man] Henry Cavill, ended up falling in love with Yennefer of Vengerberg.”

What else are fans saying about Yennefer?

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There’s definitely a lot of praise for Anya Chalotra’s Yennefer. Another fan says that “Anya Chalotra blew it outta the ballpark in The Witcher.” This fan goes on to say that “she was incredible as Yennefer. The pain, ostracizing, love, lust, power, empathy, just all of it was amazingly portrayed.”

Another fan wants others to “Watch The Witcher (2019) for Yennefer of Vengerberg.” Another fan adds that “Yennefer is [their] favorite.” Another fan echoes the other’s sentiment by saying that they “love The Witcher show…Yennefer is [a] queen and [their] favorite.” Another fan tells people to “go watch The Witcher on Netflix…do it for Yennefer.”