The Witcher: Henry Cavill Explains Geralt of Rivia's Strange Accent

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There's a lot of things fans are probably wondering about when it comes to The Witcher. For instance, why is Geralt of Rivia's accent so strange? Interestingly, Henry Cavill has offered a cool explanation on how he came up with the White Wolf's accent.

Cavill recently spoke to The Wrap about the first season of The Witcher and the Justice League star revealed that he gave Geralt's accent a lot of thought.

"Mythology-wise, there are a lot of changes from the books," Cavill said. "And there is only so much that can be done. And for me, as a performer in the show, it was my job to bring my performance and everyone else was allowed to bring their performances, separately. Yes, there is in the books, certainly, a Rivian accent."


So how did Cavill come up with a distinct voice for Geralt? The Man of Steel actor stated that he didn't try too hard but just made sure his character was just slightly different than the others.

"So for me, it wasn't necessarily about giving Geralt a specific accent which was different from everyone else, because that would be impossible because there are a lot of English accents and eventually you're gonna run into someone who has a similar accent because they are trying something different," Cavill continued. "So for me, it was about bringing a voice to Geralt which was expressing the essence of who he is in the books and bringing that to the space in the format that was allowed within the show."

There is little doubt that Cavill did a great job playing Geralt in the first season of the series since we simply couldn't identify what kind of accent the White Wolf had. Needless to say, it's a performance that we're hoping that will be replicated in The Witcher Season 2.

The first season of The Witcher is currently streaming on Netflix.

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