Henry Cavill plays the silent and stoic Geralt of Rivia in Netflix’s The Witcher, but the actor himself is far more outgoing than his character. In fact, Cavill makes a point of getting to know the people around him, especially when he’s on the job. Doing so can be time-consuming, but The Witcher star feels it’s a matter of basic politeness.
Henry Cavill tries to greet everyone working on ‘The Witcher’
Production on a series like The Witcher no doubt gets hectic, but that doesn’t stop Henry Cavill from sticking to his principles. The actor believes in checking in with the other people on set, and he genuinely wants to hear how they’re doing.
During an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Cavill admitted he kicks off his day by greeting everyone around him. He goes out of his way to do so, telling the outlet:
“A set is often rush-rush-rush, and we forget the basic human decencies. I want people to know I respect everything they do and they’re just doing a job like I am. To me, it’s just respect and good manners.”
That’s an admirable philosophy to have, and those working alongside Cavill likely appreciate his good nature. Unfortunately, his “good manners” act can also have a downside from time to time.
The downside of Henry Cavill’s politeness
Although Henry Cavill’s desire to greet everyone on set likely creates a positive atmosphere while filming The Witcher, showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich admits there’s a downside. With such a large cast and crew, the assistant directors often have to speed him along so they can get to work.
“It’s to the point where sometimes our ADs are like, ‘OK, we have a huge crew, you can’t ask everyone,’” Hissrich told THR.
Still, it doesn’t sound like the actor’s routine holds things up too much — and it’s likely endeared him to both colleagues and fans. In addition to being friendly, Cavill is also incredibly knowledgeable when it comes to the show. Freya Allen told GAMINGbible as much, describing what a great resource he is when it comes to Witcher knowledge:
“He’s an absolute Witcher expert. We’d be doing a scene and he’ll say, ‘I think it should include this line, because this line is from the books.’ He’s definitely a nerd, but he definitely owns that, which is cool. It’s very cool having someone who is, basically, like a Witcher bible.”
All in all, Cavill sounds like a great actor to have around. And his passion certainly shines through in the end product.
‘The Witcher’ Season 2 is now streaming on Netflix
The Witcher Season 2 debuted on Netflix on Dec. 17, and it’s gotten an overwhelmingly positive response from fans. Many are eager to know when the next outing will arrive. And reactions are making Henry Cavill’s willingness to work on The Witcher for eight seasons seem like more and more of a possibility.
Those who haven’t caught the actor’s latest performance can find the new episodes on the streamer. They show a new side to Geralt of Rivia, and it’s one fans of Cavill — and his kind spirit — will probably appreciate.