Henry Cavill may be most known for playing Superman in the DCEU, but these days he’s also just as popular for tackling The Witcher on Netflix. While Geralt is already a very popular character even after only one season on the subscription streamer, Cavill does know that not all of the commentary related to The Witcher has been positive. As it turns out, Cavill does actually keep tabs on what people are saying and does have some thoughts about the criticisms.
In fact, Henry Cavill feels he “thrives” by reading all of the different takes on Geralt of Rivia. He takes to all the corners of the Internet and sometimes even uses those critiques to his advantage. Ahead of Season 2 of the hit Netflix show, he’s learning new things – much of it from the fans who are familiar with the other Witcher properties. Or as he detailed to Vanity Fair:
I am very happy that people liked the character so much. I know that there are mixed opinions out there as well, which I really thrive upon reading as well. For me, it’s vital to go about and read—I’m on all the Reddit forums. I’m reading all the reviews. I’m literally trying to get everyone’s information. Some of it is not useful, and other criticisms are incredibly useful. I take it all in, and I look forward to bringing it even closer and closer to Sapkowski’s writing.
So, if you are someone who has been voicing opinions about the hit series on social media, there’s actually a chance the actor has seen those thoughts. Hope you weren’t too much of a jerk about any complaints! We know, in fact, that one of the criticisms that Henry Cavill has faced is being told he’s actually too good-looking to play The Witcher character, who is noted for his “hideous smile” and more in the books and games. Yet Cavill has said he works to do those aspects of his famous character justice and a lot of people seem to agree.