The Witcher’s second season is out, and I haven’t seen it yet, so prepare yourself for spoilers. In fact, if you’re in the same boat as me, this entire post will be spoiler-free because we’ll be discussing the show’s behind-the-scenes aspects. According to a recent revelation, actor Henry Cavill got paid twice as much per episode for The Witcher in 2019.
Cavill is now starring in films like as Argyll, Enola Holmes 2, Highlander, and The Rosie Project, and has a lot of star power. However, when the actor is asked about it in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, he appears unfazed by the spotlight. “Something has shifted, something has changed,” Cavill explained. “I have three jobs lined up after 21 years of hard labor.” Maybe it’s me, maybe it’s my attitude, maybe being associated with stuff like The Witcher raises my value as a product. Now I can concentrate entirely on the storytelling and progress from there.”
Storytelling is clearly his passion, and he’s hinted that if a Red Dead Redemption or Mass Effect adaptation ever came to fruition, he’d jump at the chance to star in it. He’s also keen on performing his own stunts, claiming that the viewer’s belief in a character is strengthened once they see the actor putting themselves through the paces of their respective role. He revealed that filming Mission Impossible Fallout took a toll on his mental health, and that his injuries on the set of The Witcher was the “worst moment” of his year.
Okay, okay, we’ve got it. He’s made up his mind. Netflix appears to have been content to renegotiate his wages in exchange for that personal quality. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Cavill now earns twice as much as he did in the first season of the show. According to Variety, he was paid $400,000 every episode, for a total of $3.2 million for the first season. If those rumors are right, the actor will be paid $1 million per episode, for a total of $8 million.
We spoke with Joey Batey and Freya Allan about how their (very different) characters have changed since we last saw them, ahead of the debut of the second season. If you’ve read the novels, you might assume you already know the answers to those questions, but the program will delve further into these well-known characters. “Lauren does veer from the texts, and I understand that for certain people, it will be a turnoff,” Batey added. “However, as someone who is a part of the performance, I applaud it. And I admire her desire, as well as her ability to assess the situation and ask, “Well, what do we want to make the show about?” Is it true that there are dragons, elves, and swords? ‘Do we want to take things that are genuinely significant in our world now, or do we want to take things that aren’t?’ And, perhaps, help others and do good things in some modest, quiet way.”