“The Witcher” requires Henry Cavill to get physical in some pretty harsh and grueling environments that would test any human being’s mettle. This makes him quite susceptible to aches and pains at the best of times, but his setback back in December of last year was especially brutal for the performer.
“It was a very, very bad tear, and I was very lucky that it wasn’t a complete detachment of the hamstring,” Cavill told The Hollywood Reporter in a new, in-depth profile. He then went on to explain how the show’s schedule had to be reshuffled to push his action scenes to the end of the production. However, he still tried his best to juggle his physical therapy with his commitments to the series. “The difficulty was working while I was injured. Because I wanted to do more for the production,” he recalled.
Of course, pushing himself too much would have spelled disaster of Cavill’s career in the types of roles he’s known for, so he had to find the right balance when it came to working on “The Witcher.” He remarked, “[It] was having to find that balance between, ‘Yes, let’s push, push, push,’ and, ‘Whoa, hold on, if I tear this further, it’s the end of my action career,” and then added, “That was my worst moment of the past year — professionally.”