Henry Cavill’s The Witcher Co-Actress “Didn’t feel comfortable” Using Body Double for S*x Scenes: “It’s still acting isn’t it?”

Henry Cavill's The Witcher Co-Actress "Didn't feel comfortable" Using Body Double for S*x Scenes: "It's still acting isn't it?"
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Henry Cavill’s hit Netflix fantasy show The Witcher was all the rage when it first came out. Although the Game of Thrones-thirsty fans flocked around the series initially, slowly and steadily the show created a niche for itself, and was arguably one of, Netflix’s most successful ventures. Although Cavill was undoubtedly one of the crowning jewels of the series, the breakout star Anya Chalotra also gathered significant media attention following her appearance in the first season.


In an interview with Metro UK, the actress honestly spoke out about the challenges she faced on set including a shocking revelation about not using body doubles while filming the nude scenes.

Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia
Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher

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Anya Chalotra Did Not Use Any Body Doubles While Filming the S-X Scenes

Being the leading lady of the show headlined by Henry Cavill, it wasn’t easy for Anya Chalotra to stand out. But her exceptional talent in portraying a bold woman stole the show. The sorceress Yennefer of Vengerberg was an interesting character to follow from the beginning, in addition to already portraying a complicated character, filming nude scenes was also added the the list of hurdles Chalotra had to overcome. And to everyone’s surprise, the actress did not even flinch a bit to give it her all. Although provided with a body double, Chalotra didn’t feel the need to use one as she stated, in the Metro UK interview,

‘I had a body double for the s-x scenes, and she was always there. Flora.–But I didn’t, I only used her for the first s-x scene because I realised very quickly in that first s-x scene that actually, I didn’t feel comfortable anyone else portraying Yennefer, because it’s still acting isn’t it?’

Anya Chalotra as Yennefer
Anya Chalotra as Yennefer

Portraying Yennefer accurately was her top priority and thus in turn she did not feel comfortable compromising the authenticity even for a bit with the exception of one scene. No matter how daunting the task, the actress took it upon herself to portray the scenes genuinely and with honesty and it got through to the audiences.

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The Witcher Season Four Preparations Are Underway After Henry Cavill’s Departure!

As reported by Redanian Intelligence, the preparations for the upcoming season after the show bid Henry Cavill farewell is underway. The first stage of the preparation has already begun at Longcross Studios in Surrey, England. Although the writing and acting are still at a halt, the team is now getting things prepared to move on to the crucial parts of making the fourth season as soon as possible.

henry cavill and anya chalotra
Henry Cavill and Anya Chalotra

Although the third season received a mixed bag of reactions from its viewers, many are wondering what the fourth installment of the series has in store for its loyal fan base. Besides the addition of Liam Hemsworth, the show will also be introducing many new characters with the arrival of the new season. Therefore, it will be fully ready to start whenever the strikes resolve till then, the fans await patiently.

Also Read: “I thought, Oh he’s landed badly on his shoulder”: Henry Cavill Had One of the Worst Days of His Life on ‘The Witcher’ After an Unfortunate Accident


The Witcher is currently streaming on Netflix.

Source: Metro UK


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