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“Still the nicest guy that ever lived”: Producer Debunks Rumors Henry Cavill Was Rude To Women on ‘The Witcher’ Set, Says She Was ‘Gobsmacked’ By His Chivalry

"Still the nicest guy that ever lived": Producer Debunks Rumors Henry Cavill Was Rude To Women on 'The Witcher' Set, Says She Was 'Gobsmacked' By His Chivalry

Like Robert Downey Jr. is to Iron Man and Ryan Reynolds is to Deadpool, so too is Henry Cavill to Geralt of Rivia. In his walk and his fortitude, his dedication, accent, idiosyncracies, and everything that made Cavill synonymous with the White Wolf, The Witcher was an obsession given life. And when it was taken away, the grounds shifted underneath leading to mass anger, denial, and grief.

In the weeks since Henry Cavill quit The Witcher, the fandom has been grueling in a mixture of overwhelming sadness, a shroud of disappointment, and aimlessness. It’s not everyday that an actor’s utter personality is so intricately tied to the role they play on screen that their mere retirement feels like a crushing blow to the heart.

Henry Cavill lays down his sword and medallion
Henry Cavill lays down his sword and medallion

Also read: ‘The show demanded too much time’: Henry Cavill Reportedly Left The Witcher as Netflix Worked Him to Death, Left Him No Time for Other Projects

The Netflix series that warrants such a case study of the fandom’s overpowering and irrepressible association with a fictional character had then led to the the exposition of several rumors and allegations of misconduct on the sets of The Witcher. But a recent incident sets the record straight once again and reminds the people why Henry Cavill suddenly rose to such untouchable heights of fame and adoration in Hollywood.

Producer Giana Mucci Gushes Over Henry Cavill

In a recent event within the gilded hallways of the industry, Hollywood producer Giana “Gigi” Mucci came across Henry Cavill and it seems there were only warm feelings and nice words lingering in the aftermath of that brief but memorable encounter.

The incident was not extraordinary in itself given how many interactions the actor has had with fans and co-stars that have time and again established Cavill as the embodiment of chivalry. But the timing of this encounter and its publicized status from an industry elite has had its upside, especially after the smearing transcript posted via Twitter that painted the Superman actor as anything but admirable.

Henry Cavill
Henry Cavill

Also read: “I do have a lot to say”: The Witcher Showrunner Opens Up About Henry Cavill Leaving Series, Hints Massive Behind-the-Scenes Drama

A Brief Recap of the Allegations Levied Against Henry Cavill

On December 15, 2022, a podcast transcript detailing Henry Cavill being “impossible”, “disrespectful”, and “toxic” to work with surfaced on Twitter, immediately launching a barrage of people from all fields of expertise analyzing the transcript to pick out every unsubstantiated argument. The report accused him of misogyny and addiction to video games, so much so, that he would go on to use “video game bro language” while communicating with co-workers.

However, it is one thing to spout rumors and entirely something else to write a detailed expose-style narrative supported by ill-informed reports, conjectures, and misleading claims.

 

Deuxmoi transcript

Also read: “He wanted complete control of storylines”: Henry Cavill Accused of Causing So Many Problems on The Witcher Set Netflix Was Tired of Him, Forced to Fire Him

The inadequately cited transcript was quickly taken apart at the seams by industry experts in the thread. The actor’s repute consequently defied every allegation that was thrown his way without him or his representatives having to substantiate the arguments with defensive claims. Understandably, the transcript of the Deux U podcast episode that was supposedly the one to uncover the “grand conspiracy” from behind-the-scenes of The Witcher sets eventually shrunk away from the public forum into oblivion.

The Witcher is now available for streaming on Netflix.

Source: Twitter | Giana Mucci

Written by Diya Majumdar

At 25, Diya Majumdar is inching closer to getting to the bottom of every film and television's history in existence. Having graduated with honors in literature from Miranda House, DU, her passion and profession both include dissecting the world of cinema, with more than 800 published articles on Fandomwire. She is a liberally opinionated person with an overbearing love for Monet, Edvard Munch, and Van Gogh and boasts of being an avid painter of all their troubled works.