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“I really struggled”: Henry Cavill’s The Witcher Co-Star Anya Chalotra Hated the Show Giving So Little Time for Her Character

"I really struggled": Henry Cavill's The Witcher Co-Star Anya Chalotra Hated the Show Giving So Little Time for Her Character

Netflix’s The Witcher became an instant fan favorite when it came out in 2019. However, despite breaking viewership records with its second season, the show has had a tumultuous journey. Reports of altercations between the show’s stars have left the fans baffled. With Liam Hemsworth replacing Henry Cavill as Geralt for Season 4, the development has perplexed fans. 

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Anya Chalotra and Henry Cavill

Despite the significant shake-up, the remaining cast members of “The Witcher” have impressed the audience with their performances. Notably, Anya Chalotra is loved for her portrayal of Yennefer of Vengerberg. While the show often deviates from its source material, Chalotra has managed to keep the essence of the character. However, the actress felt powerless and took some time to find her bearings with the character.

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Chalotra Struggled A Lot While Playing Young Yennefer

During an interview with Collider, the actress opened up about her career and experience portraying a significant role. Chalotra admitted that she struggled to play the younger self of Yennefer. 

“Whenever I played the younger Yennefer, I really struggled because there was so much of her physicality that felt inhibiting at the time because I had very little time to kind of form the younger Yennefer,” Chalotra said. “So I struggled to connect with things that I would have liked to pay more attention to.” 

Anya Chalotra and Henry Cavill as Yennefer and Geralt
Anya Chalotra and Henry Cavill as Yennefer and Geralt

Also Read: The Witcher Star Anya Chalotra Couldn’t Control Herself after Henry Cavill Finally Removed His White Wig “I was shocked. I had only ever seen him as Geralt”

How Did Chalotra Overcome These Hurdles 

After facing trouble embodying the character, Chalotra contacted a mentor for help. The guidance she received proved to be helpful in grasping the role better. Nevertheless, she faced difficulties portraying that aspect of Yennefer’s character for over four months.

She spoke about the hurdles of portraying Yennefer’s physical limitations, referring to the character’s twisted spine condition. It was before the use of magic in the show to fix her body.

It’s natural for any actor to acclimate to a new role, so, understandably, Chalotra had trouble playing Yennefer’s younger self. Consider the character’s journey from an ordinary individual to one of the most potent sorceresses. Bringing that kind of change to a character could be challenging for any actor.

Henry Cavill and Anya Chalotra as Geralt of Rivia and Yennefer
Henry Cavill and Anya Chalotra as Geralt of Rivia and Yennefer

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How Henry Cavill Shocked Anya Chalotra

Everyone loved how Henry Cavill approached the role of Geralt of Rivia in the series. The British actor transitioned into the character, impressing the fans of the source material. During an interview, Anya Chalotra revealed that she was shocked when she saw Cavill with the white wig.

Anya Chalotra as Yennefer
Anya Chalotra as Yennefer

Netflix’s The Witcher is based on the book series of the same name. Written by Andrej Sapkowski managed to garner immense popularity soon after it came out. Henry Cavill’s performance as Geralt of Rivia received great reviews and is one of the reasons why the series is loved so much. 

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