Anya Chalotra, who played Yennefer in Netflix’s The Witcher, said that the toughest part of her role was acting in different ages.
It has almost been a month since The Witcher premiered on Netflix and whilst most fans would immediately think of Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, Anya Chalotra’s Yennefer was also recognized as a fan favorite.
Because of the show’s popularity, the studio promised a sequel and even ordered up to seven seasons. Behind its success, the actors also experienced certain difficulties.
In an interview with ComicBook, she confessed one particular aspect of her role that she finds daunting.
The most challenging aspect, was like, I’m in my 20s, and I play from the age of 14 to late 70s, I mean, that is the biggest time I’ve ever been on as an actor.Anya Chalotra
Chalotra reveals she has done more theatrical plays than television shows, and this was something that she was excited to work on. She says that it requires her to rethink how she approached the character.
“It was a pace at which we work. And the amount of material that we had, and we were shooting consecutive scenes. It was a very different process than I’d ever been on before.”
Lauren Hissrich, showrunner of The Witcher, confirmed that there will be a Season 2, although fans may have to wait a bit longer because production has reportedly been delayed. In the meantime, the first eight-episode series of The Witcher is available for streaming on Netflix.
Based on the best-selling book of Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski, The Witcher follows the epic journey of Geralt of Rivia, a lone monster hunter, who strives to find his place in the world. Destiny brought him towards a powerful mage and a young princess and together, they must learn to find their way inside the Continent.
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