The Witcher casting director Sophia Holland recently explained how casting Anya Chalotra as Yennefer of Vengerberg was intended to make viewers rethink their beauty standards.
Tom Holland advocated for Anya Chalotra as Yennefer in The Witcher, praising showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich's openness to discussions. (Variety)
Holland acknowledges unconscious bias in fantasy world casting. Advocates for diverse representation, challenging traditional norms.
Holland advocates challenging beauty standards by casting a woman of color in powerful roles. Representation matters for viewers.
Holland involved in sourcing The Witcher's acting talent, including Cavill as Geralt. Cavill's portrayal loved by many fans.
Chalotra praises Cavill's knowledge of Witcher lore from the original novels during filming. Valuable resource for their performances.
Cavill's support during challenging days on set is a blessing for Chalotra. He boosts morale and reminds them they can handle it together.
Cavill won the Geralt role over Eamon Farren, who later auditioned and got the Cahir role in The Witcher.
After missing out on Geralt, Eamon Farren auditioned for the mercenary Cahir and got the role unexpectedly.
Farren plays Cahir in all 3 Witcher seasons. He'll feature prominently in Season 3's second batch of episodes.
Farren's role in Witcher S3, Volume 2 may be overshadowed by Cavill's powerful swansong performance.
The fantasy series' third season marks Cavill's last outing as Geralt, with Liam Hemsworth set to replace him in Season 4.
Executive producer Tomek Baginski assures Hemsworth's introduction as Geralt will be "flawless" in The Witcher.