Henry Cavill, the man who plays Geralt in Netflix's The Witcher TV series says that staying home, playing Total War: Warhammer II and his other favourite games is much more fun for him than going out.
Even before Netflix announced that Superman himself will be playing Geralt in their new TV series, Henry Cavill was deeply in love with games. He loves gaming so much that he would rather stay home, sitting in front of his PC in a t-shirt and shorts, playing Creative Assembly's strategy Total War: Warhammer II.
Yes, you read that right, Superman would rather smash Skaven with Dark Elves in Eye of the Vortex than go out all night. He played through the campaigns six times, each time with different race and he loved every single playthrough.
Cavill says that he can't leave his house in peace since there are always people who take sneaky photos and put them all over the internet and Instagram.
"Every time I step out my front door, I’m hyper-aware," Cavill says. "Even if I’m not looking terrible, you still realise there are people taking sneaky photos of you, because that’s what people like to do. And then they put them on the internet and you see them on Instagram and you’re like, 'Oh, my God.'"
Staying at home has a completely different effect Cavill claims. He can relax and play his favourite titles, which also include CD Projekt Red's The Witcher 3. "At home, I get to sit playing games for ridiculous amounts of hours and escape there, because going outside has the opposite effect," he explains.
Back when Netflix were looking for an actor for young Geralt, Henry Cavill was one of their picks and the actor was keen to get the role so close to his fanboy heart. Now that he is playing Geralt, he wants to stay true to the lore as close as possible.
"For me it was about bringing my love for the character to the show, as a fan – I want to protect it. It would’ve hurt my heart to hear there was a show that I didn’t jump on, [especially] if someone else had a unique and perhaps even brilliant interpretation of Geralt, but one not who I, as a fan, sees," Cavill concluded.