As we know, actor Henry Cavill, perhaps best known for playing Superman in the DC comics films, will be playing Geralt in the upcoming The Witcher Netflix series.
In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Cavill discussed the process of becoming Geralt for the series, and bringing the character’s look from the novels and games into real life.
“We have the description in the book, and Lauren [S. Hissrich, The Witcher’s showrunner,] and I went through many conversations via email and phone before we even met for the third time, because we had a first meeting, then an audition, and then we saw each other on location. We were just it was all about eyes and hair, and the hair took a long time — we had to get the wig right — which took some amazing work by Jackie, who […] does my hairwork.
It was tricky. We had to get the skintone right as well, and Alva who does my makeup worked really hard on that and just found that right balance. We went through plenty of tests […] and we finally settled on something which I think we were all really happy with.
Wearing the contacts was one thing, you had to wear them for three hours at a time, and then take them out. So it was… I look really badass, but my eyes hurt a little bit. But it definitely helps you get into character. When you’re wearing all that getup, it’s just a short step to Geralt from there.”
If you’re interested in hearing more from Cavill, as well as other members of the cast and crew about the show, you can check out the full interview with Entertainment Tonight below:
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