“It was very bad”: Henry Cavill Feels His Acting Career Could Have Ended Because of an On-set Accident

Henry Cavill suffered a serious hamstring injury while filming The Witcher

"It was very bad": Henry Cavill Feels His Acting Career Could Have Ended Because of an On-set Accident


  • Henry Cavill suffered a hamstring injury while filming The Witcher Season 2.
  • The injury was quite serious, and the actor had to take extra measures before returning to his previous roles.
  • Henry Cavill has bid adieu to The Witcher series after season 3.
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Henry Cavill, the renowned British actor recognized for his outstanding on-screen work, faced a crucial moment in his acting career during the production of The Witcher. An incident, which initially seemed like a typical on-set mishap, sent shockwaves through his path in the entertainment world, causing the 40-year-old to reflect on the potential endangerment of his hard-earned achievements.

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Henry Cavill

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This unexpected turn of events urged him to reevaluate the trajectory of his professional life. Highlighting the uncertainties and challenges faced by even the most accomplished actors in the industry.


Henry Cavill’s Injury Nearly Derailed His Film Career

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Henry Cavill -The Witcher

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Henry Cavill, celebrated for his captivating performances, found himself at a crossroads in his illustrious career, grappling with a potentially career-altering incident during the filming of The Witcher.

This unforeseen setback sent ripples through the entertainment industry, leaving fans in suspense. Cavill’s journey in this celebrated series, where he takes on formidable monsters and serves alongside characters like bard Jaskier (Joey Batey) and sorceress Yennefer of Vengerberg (Anya Chalotra), culminates with his encounter with the prophesied Ciri (Freya Allan) in the season’s climactic episode.


The second season of The Witcher had higher stakes and intensified threats for Geralt, Yennefer, Ciri, and Jaskier, prompting more action-packed scenes during production.

It was during one such woodland scene that Cavill suffered a hamstring injury, an incident that nearly derailed his career.

In an interview with The Talks, Cavill candidly discussed the injury, describing it as a severe tear that teetered on the brink of complete detachment. He said,


“It was very bad, it was a grade-three tear. Had it been even slightly worse, it would have been a rupture, and you’re right that that can be life-changing and career-changing, especially in a physical career. So there was a concern, yes, but I try not to put too much worry into things. I tried to focus more on doing the right thing for the injury at the time.”

The actor’s commitment and determination were evident as he persevered through the challenging recovery process, ensuring the show’s success and the favorable reception of The Witcher 2.

Henry Cavill Adeptly Shouldered The Witcher With Remarkable Finesse

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Superman star, Henry Cavill

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In The Witcher Season 2, the Superman star, renowned for his charismatic performances, once again proves his remarkable talent and unwavering dedication.


Cavill adeptly shoulders the series, portraying Geralt of Rivia with exceptional finesse. The formula that worked in the first season is repeated, with Cavill’s husky, irritated energy and self-contained stories about cursed men who become monsters.

The established ensemble is separated, each tasked with their arcs and a thrilling reunion in the final episodes. New characters introduced supplementary storylines, enriching the series, which is now comfortable with a long-game approach.

Alliances shift, goals are set and pursued, and everyone seems to have an interest in Geralt, though baths with the Witcher remain elusive through seven episodes.


The narrative was future-oriented, leaving less room for traditional battles with she-demons and tentacled creatures.

Cavill’s ability to navigate the intricate world of Andrzej Sapkowski’s creation showcases his versatility, cementing his role as the heart and soul of the series.

The Witcher is currently available to stream on Netflix.


Written by Muskan Chaudhary

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Muskan Chaudhary, Junior Content Writer at Fandom wire. Having completed her degree in Commerce, she has written over 500 articles spanning FandomWire and Animated Times in the pop culture. She is dedicated to bring the latest and informative content from the entertainment world, thus expanding her knowledge in the field. Apart from her contributions to FandamWire, she has a keen interest in video games, sketching and playing tennis.