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The Witcher Fans Are Pushing For Anya Chalotra To Get More Hollywood Roles

Fans of "The Witcher" received the less-than-stellar news that Henry Cavill would no longer be playing Geralt of Rivia in Season 4 of the series on Netflix. But his departure has also highlighted the fact that one of his costars in the well-crafted fantasy drama, Anya Chalotra, might be tragically underappreciated by Hollywood.

It seems safe to assume the world was pretty shocked by the announcement that Cavill was departing the show. Although, it does make sense given that the actor has officially returned to the DC Universe as the Man of Steel, Superman. While many would probably attribute that blockbuster move as the reason for his exit, Forbes has speculated that the show's quality could be to blame. Whatever the reasoning may be, fans have to brace for a "Witcher" season without Cavill as Geralt, and now that the show's biggest star has left, fans are very concerned about the actress that brilliantly plays Yennefer of Vengerberg on the show. Through two seasons, she has arguably proven her ability to portray a dominating, scene-stealing force onscreen in a big-budgeted affair successfully alongside such a proven A-list talent as Cavill.

While Chalotra's efforts seem to be going under the industry's radar, many fans of "The Witcher" have taken notice of the lack of attention the talented actress has been receiving regarding opportunities in other projects. And frankly, several of them have had enough.

Witcher fans have made it clear they are getting enough Anya Chalotra in their lives and this madness needs to end

There is no denying people are taking notice of the fact that Anya Chalotra isn't getting noticed enough. And they aren't shy about making their opinions heard. Several posts on Twitter showcased their hopes that the show doesn't get canceled before the actress gets another decent part and tweets about how she deserves better. Fans are most assuredly frustrated that Chalotra's name isn't in the lineups for more big-name titles, especially @heronsdales, who posted, "I hate how lazy and weird Anya Chalotra agents are like that woman haven't done anything else other than the witcher since 2018." @meltborne expressed a similar sentiment, writing, "I'm gonna have to take matters into my own hands and book a flight to the UK and become Anya Chalotra's manager if I don't see her casted in more projects outside the witcher. She needs to be BOOKED everywhere, especially since henry is leaving."

But the attention Henry Cavill's exit has brought to the matter has put a spotlight on this unappealing ordeal. @falkring pointed out that "Everyone's promoting Anya Chalotra now this is how we can still win." @galadriyen reminded the world that fans can give her the support and the recognition she rightfully deserves, "I hope all the viral Yennefer posts get Anya Chalotra her first non-voice acting job since 2019 because Netflix never promoted her or gave her a boost otherwise." Many would probably agree that the frustration from fans is quite justified, especially looking at what Anya Chalrota has accomplished in her career, including "The Witcher."

The Witcher star has a small but impressive list of credits

While she has not been in the industry for a very long time, Anya Chalotra has wasted no time making her presence known in every project she has taken on. Before she was tearing it up as Yennefer of Vengerberg in the Netflix series "The Witcher," Chalotra was getting some notably worthwhile credits in some pretty substantial roles right out of the gate (via IMDb). In 2018 she booked a leading part of Jennifer Ashman on the British TV series "Wanderlust." She also had a supporting role in the miniseries "The ABC Murders." And it isn't just live-action efforts the "Witcher" star has excelled in over the years. She voiced the main character Robin Loxley in the animated futuristic take on Robin Hood called "Sherwood." In addition, Chalotra took on the leading role of Sabrina on the BBC Sounds podcast "The Cipher." In July 2020, Variety revealed She would star alongside Finn Wolfhard in the sci-fi animation series "New-Gen," and in October 2020, Deadline reported she would voice Lucilia in the Netflix anime "Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas."

No one can make the excuses that Chalotra doesn't have enough experience as a leading lady, lacks the skill to headline in big franchises, or is someone who can't provide powerful performances that keep fans coming back for more.

Anya Chalotra has proven she is ready for more

While all of those endeavors are impressive, her magnificent turn in "The Witcher" is enough to validate her status as a go-to Hollywood player for the likes of joining Star Wars, Marvel, or even Henry Cavill once again in the DC Universe. The critically acclaimed Netflix fantasy drama (via Rotten Tomatoes) has arguably outdone all expectations, and many would agree that Chalrota's performance has a lot to do with that success. According to Business Insider, the series was one of the biggest shows in the US after its debut, and since then, it has become one of the most-watched series of all time on Netflix (via Business Insider). In the midst of all that success, some people did recognize Anya Chalotra for her exemplary efforts earning The IMDB Breakout STARmeter Award in 2019, and in 2020, she was named one of the stars of tomorrow by Screen Daily.

It would seem tomorrow has already arrived and passed, and she has still yet to land another big-time part. Hopefully, the changing of the Geralt guard and the resulting support from fans will help Hollywood see they could possibly be missing out on one of the next big success stories in the realm of acting. It will be fascinating to see what the future holds for Yennefer of Vengerberg in a 'Witcher" without Cavill and, more importantly, what's in store for Anya Chalotra once she leaves, or the Netflix show ends.