Here at PC Gamer, we really like Henry Cavill. We don't really know him, which is unfortunate, but he seems very genuinely nice: he paints Warhammer miniatures, builds his own gaming PCs, and wants people to leave him alone so he can play Total War, among other things.
According to Stephen Surjik, who directed the first two episodes of season 2 of The Witcher, it is also a pleasure to work with him. In an interview with Brigade-Radio-One, Surjik said that when Cavill arrives on set, "he shows up on time, shows up on the character, with his suit, on his brand and knows all his lines."
“He knows the background of what he’s doing, he knows what came before and what came after, he basically knows the accessories he’s going to need,” Surjik said. "And he also knows, like all the questions he wants to ask to help stimulate and make us talk about things that will make us more fascinated by the process."
Surjik described Cavill as a “very private person,” who “doesn’t rub shoulders with duplicity” when it comes to questions or conflicts on set. “Try to go straight to the point and try to go straight to the point,” he said. "Whether it's an argument, a reason to act, or an opportunity for the scene to become something, you always have a clear clarity on how to get there. hi ".
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And despite his private nature, Cavill aims to be as welcoming as possible with other cast members and crew, especially newcomers, Surjik said. "He looks at everyone, he knows everyone's name. He knows how they go, what they do. If there's someone new, he'll spot them and say, 'Who is this? "He'll go up to them, introduce himself and say, 'Hey, my name is Henry, what are you doing?' And find out what they're doing. It's amazing. It's pretty good. I could be a politician."
Apparently, he’s also an enthusiastic hand shaker.
"Shake of all hand. It goes around the whole room, and we are not doing a small operation. This is not a home movie. This is a movie where 800 people go through the lunch line. It's a big ass production, "Surjik said." So when he shakes everyone 's hand, I'm basically dry, because I'll be there for a while. "
Season 2 of The Witcher is set to premiere on Netflix later this year. No specific date has been announced yet, but we may be very close to getting one: WitcherCon, a Netflix-CD Projekt team that will feature the show and games, kicks off on July 9th.