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The Best Time Geralt Broke Character On The Witcher

One of the most underrated changes made in Season 2 of Netflix's "The Witcher" is the show's insistence on portraying a more book accurate version of the legendary monster hunter, Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill). Of course, by "book accurate," we mean he actually communicates in full sentences more than once each episode.

Season 1 of "The Witcher" saw whole episodes go by with Geralt barely speaking at all. Instead, he would grunt, or give someone a menacing look, or mope in some corner alone, and he rarely ever articulated his thoughts without insulting or threatening somebody. But while Henry Cavill's stoic portrayal of Geralt has been the butt of many jokes ever since the series began, his performance makes the bloopers from "The Witcher" Season 1 funnier because he is clearly trying hard to remain emotionless.

Indeed, watching the brooding warrior drop the act and burst into laughter is incredibly refreshing, and it's clear from his demeanor that Cavill is having a blast working on "The Witcher." However, the funniest "Witcher" outtake of all wasn't actually Cavill's fault, but his horse's.

Henry Cavill's horse caused a hilarious blooper

There's a specific scene in "The Witcher" Season 1 where Geralt stops to sit and brood next to a stream. The scene sees him kneeling beside the water, glowering at a flower like it holds the answers to all of life's mysteries, and looking utterly morose. While he's staring down, his horse, Roach, patters around behind him, chewing the grass. During the filming of the scene, however, one take saw the horse suddenly relieve itself all over the forest floor right behind Cavill, who didn't notice at first.

It was only when someone behind the camera called out, "Henry can I do that again because the horse is sh***ing in the background?" that Cavill turned around to see the pile lying behind him. The fearsome monster hunter whipped his head back around, grinning like it was the funniest thing he'd ever seen, and chuckled before resuming his performance. The juxtaposition of Cavill's serious, contemplative mood with the horse's oblivious attitude makes this far and away the funniest time that Cavill ever broke character in "The Witcher."

That said, all of the bloopers make it very clear that not only is "The Witcher" a blast to work on but that Cavill seems to be having the time of his life as Geralt of Rivia.