Henry Cavill recently opened up about how he “thrives” on the reviews to The Witcher.
The Witcher is one of Netflix’s most popular shows to date, but many critics weren’t impressed with the Henry Cavill series. A quick look at The Witcher‘s Rotten Tomatoes page shows that the series has a 67% approval rating and a 92% average audience score, proving that it’s doing well with fans but receiving a mixed response from critics.
During a recent interview with Vanity Fair, The Witcher star Henry Cavill opened up about the mixed response to the series and all the different takes he’s read about his performance as Geralt of Rivia. Here’s what he had to say on the matter:
“I am very happy that people liked the character so much. I know that there are mixed opinions out there as well, which I really thrive upon reading as well. For me, it’s vital to go about and read—I’m on all the Reddit forums. I’m reading all the reviews. I’m literally trying to get everyone’s information. Some of it is not useful, and other criticisms are incredibly useful. I take it all in, and I look forward to bringing it even closer and closer to Sapkowski’s writing.”
Later on, Henry Cavil added that the series often suffers due to the fact that audiences aren’t able to get the same insight into Geralt and the rest of its characters as the Witcher book readers do:
“I think any of those criticisms, they often lie in things like I was saying – we don’t have the advantage of a long involved conversation or dialogue with Geralt, so they are criticisms which I think I was prepared for. So for me, it’s about seeing that, understanding it, and working out how I can do my job better within the framework provided, [how to] appease and make those people feel comfortable that I do actually understand this character – and love this character just as much as they do.”
Production on the second season of Henry Cavill’s The Witcher was put on hold back in March due to the ongoing pandemic. Filming is expected to continue on August 17 under the working title “Mysterious Monsters.”
Here is the official synopsis for the first season of Henry Cavill’s The Witcher:
Based on the best-selling fantasy series, The Witcher is an epic tale of fate and family. Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts. But when destiny hurtles him toward a powerful sorceress, and a young princess with a dangerous secret, the three must learn to navigate the increasingly volatile Continent together.
The Witcher stars Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, Freya Allan as Ciri, Anya Chalotra as Yennefer, Jodhi May as Queen Calanthe, Bjorn Hlynur Haraldsson as Eist, Adam Levy as Mousesack, MyAnna Buring as Aretuza, and Millie Brady as Princess Renfri, with Mimi Ndiweni and Therica Wilson-Read as novice sorcerers.
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Source: Vanity Fair