Henry Cavill was seriously injured while filming The Witcher’s second season, due to be released later this week. The actor, who loves to do his own stunts, tore his hamstring which, in his opinion, could have had a big impact on his career as an action star.
In a new interview with IGN, Cavill speaks about why the injury was so serious and how painful the recovery process was.
“It could certainly have changed my acting career,” says Cavill. “That’s why I wouldn’t do any more stunts of my own.”
With roles like Superman and Geralt von Rivia, Cavill often appears in elaborate action set pieces. The second season of Witcher alone offers a multitude of monster battles in which Cavill has to be at his best.
Cavill credits physical therapist Freddie Murray with his successful recovery and says he “looked after” him throughout the process. Murray was particularly helpful in managing the often difficult process of bringing recovery back in line with production needs.
“We did our best to keep his rule of no more than five hours on my feet each day, but unfortunately production takes more time, so we had this very delicate balance of doing the right thing for my healing and then doing that do what that is. ” I needed production, “says Cavill.
He continues: “Freddie was there just to keep an eye and if necessary to pull the plug or help me with my physical therapy every morning, we were there every morning before sunrise to do this stuff for hours. But also on set, just to make sure he finds a way to relieve that pain, or to make sure we don’t do permanent damage if the pain gets too bad. ”
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Cavill eventually recovered from the injury, but it seems like a pretty tight decision. It shows how intense filming shows like The Witcher can be, even for a seasoned action star like Cavill.
The second season of The Witcher will be released on Netflix on December 17th. You can watch an exclusive clip here, then read our spoiler-free review of the first six episodes.