Anya Chalotra in The Witcher


Who Plays Yennefer In The Witcher & Why Is The Character Different In Season 3?
Netflix’s “The Witcher” centers around three characters, Geralt (Henry Cavill), Ciri (Freya Allen), and Geralt’s on-again-off-again lover, Yennefer of Vengerberg (Anya Chalotra).
Yennefer is an extremely powerful sorceress with access to the forbidden chaos of fire magic. It is perhaps Chalotra’s hardest role, considering how the character has changed.
In Season 1, Yennefer is a deformed hunchback who is verbally and physically abused by her father. She is sold to a sorceress and is sent to study magic.
At the ancient school of Aretuza, the neglected hunchback girl undergoes an agonizing transformation where she sacrifices her fertility for great beauty.
In Season 2, Yennefer goes through another change. After losing her ability to use magic, her personality changes for the worse and she sacrifices Ciri to regain her power.
The latest shift in Yennefer’s character comes in Season 3, where she laughs and bonds with Ciri. She fights for Geralt’s forgiveness while he refuses to speak to her.
She is hardly recognizable from the deformed girl in Season 1 or the miserable traitor in Season 2. The transformations from season to season are felt by Chalotra.
In an interview with TheWrap, Chalotra admitted that she could physically feel the shift in her performance due to the prosthetics she had to wear in Season 1.