TV - Movies
Why Henry Cavill
Is Especially
Proud Of The
Blaviken Fight On
The Witcher
By MARK D. MCKEE
Netflix’s “The Witcher” is one of the best video game adaptations and defies the traditional “white knight savior and the goodness of some kings countering other rulers’ evil,” as Melanie McFarland of Salon Magazine pointed out. There are many great moments in the series, but Henry Cavill, who plays Geralt, is particularly proud of one scene in the first episode.
When discussing the swordplay and fight choreography, Cavill revealed that the Blaviken fight in Season 1, Episode 1, is where he feels the most pride. In a Netflix short feature, Cavill explains the work the actors had to go through for this one-take sequence and the intense technical movements and perfect timing needed by both the actors and the crew.
“Wolfgang Stegemann and I worked together with his team to design that. We are very proud of that fight. It’s storytelling; the characters exist within the action. We were very determined to do it our way, and it’s just a beautiful piece,” said Cavill. With all that went into the four-minute scene, it’s easy to see why that was Cavill’s proudest moment on screen.