It's no secret that COVID-19 was the main reason why the production of The Witcher Season 2 was delayed. However, we also know that another reason was Henry Cavill's leg injury while working on a dangerous action sequence on the set of the Netflix series. Now the Justice League star has opened up about the incident that prevented him from filming for the fantasy show.
Back in December, Cavill hurt his leg while filming an action scene on the set of The Witcher Season 2. Although it was not a serious injury, it was bad enough to require Cavill to stop working for a few weeks.
His absence meant that production needed to be put on hold but Cavill told People that he saw the bright side of being temporarily sidelined.
"I think one of the skills I've picked up over the years is just forging ahead regardless of difficulty or hard work or trials and tribulations. So when the hamstring injury came, I tried to look at the silver lining," Cavill said. He further explained that it made him realize that he had been working too hard on The Witcher Season 2.
"It was like, 'Ok. I was working insane hours and it was exhausting and I now physically can't work because I'm on crutches.' So I was focusing more on taking the time off and going, how can I best heal myself?" Cavill said.
He also assured that his mental health did not suffer when he had to take a break. This is great to hear considering that most people falter when injured. With that in mind, it helped Cavill recover faster and get back to filming sooner.
Cavill returns as Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher Season 2, which is scheduled to premiere on Netflix on December 17, 2021.