During an interview that was part of WitcherCon, Henry Cavill explained it Geralt’s the voice heard in the first season of the Netflix show was not originally planned. Instead, it happened by accident during the filming of a scene early in the production.
The star to The Witcher on Netflix explained that he never intended to use a raspy voice in the series while playing Geralt. Actually during auditions for the show he was asked to use his normal speaking voice. And then when he first got the role and the filming started on the first season, Cavill did it.
But after taking a Christmas break, the crew and Cavill returned to work on the show, and during a scene, added the actor by accident a raspy quality to his voice. He did not notice until the scene was over what he had done, but he also liked it and said it “… made many things sit better when it came to delivering certain lines and delivering a certain dialog. ”
Cavill, however, was concerned about using the voice in the show, even after the creators and producers agreed that it was the better option. This was because the raspy voice he put on for recording was “clearly inspired” by Doug Cockle’s performance as Geralt in The Witcher game developed by CD Projekt Red.
“I do not want to look like I am plagiarizing another professional extraordinary job,” Cavill explained. “I looked at it, had listened to it, and I thought, ‘in fact, they are different enough.'”
After he enjoyed using the voice in the show, and when the producers agreed that it sounded better, they then had to record some scenes to include the raspy voice. But in the end, it was the right call.
Season two of The Witcher on Netflix will be out in December. For people who love both the games and the show, I have good news. On July 9, it was announced that the next generation port in The Witcher 3 will include new, free DLC inspired by the Netflix show. That port and its new content will be out later in the year.
(h / t: PC player)
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