The Witcher’s Henry Cavill does his stunt and sword fighting in the Netflix series. However, that is not what is the most dangerous part of his job. There is something in his Geralt of Rivia attire that could cause his body permanent damage.
What is it?
Henry Cavill Warned He ‘Could Go Blind’ Filming The Witcher
Henry Cavill is known to do all of his own stunts. Ever since The Witcher star filmed The Man From U.N.C.L.E, and especially Mission Impossible: Fallout, he has gone the extra mile. Although there were some stuntmen in TMFU, Cavill, like Tom Cruise, did all of their own stunts. There is more integrity in the acting performance and scene.
Despite the dangers of hanging on the edge of a cliff, or sitting in an open helicopter, on a New Zealand glacier, freezing, and unable to hear anything, MI6 was not as dangerous as his yellow contacts that he wears on The Witcher.
Speaking to The Metro, he explained how he had to limit his use of the “cool” yellow-tinted contacts during The Witcher Season 1 shooting. Turns out, he could only wear them three hours at a time. Otherwise, there is a danger he could go blind.
The Witcher’s Warning From Eye Technician
Turns out, your eyes are different from every other part of your body. “Drying out isn’t the problem, it’s that part of your eye, it’s the only part of your body that receives oxygen from the air rather than blood.” In addition, The Tudors star explained, “And so if you’re covering it up, you’re not getting any oxygen to it, and over a long period of time, you will do damage to your eyes. It’s just not worth it.”
Henry then went on to explain the back and forth he had with his eye specialist. Sounds like a battle of the wills. However, she was looking out for him, and that is her job.
“My eye-technician was always pushing me to say like, ‘No, I don’t care. I don’t care what you need to shoot, take, take the bloody contacts out, because you will start to go blind after a while.’ I was sure she was probably selling a slightly more dramatic version of the truth, because I do tend to be a bit stubborn like that. And I’ll say, ‘No, it’s alright we can shoot couple more hours will be fine.’ And she said, ‘We won’t be fine. You’ve got to take them out now.'”
The Argylle star has yet to share any information on whether his The Witcher Season 2 yellow contacts are safer.
📌 Andrzej Sapkowski (The Witcher Author) about Henry Cavill : “I was more than happy with Henry Cavill's appearance as The Witcher,He's a real professional. Just as Viggo Mortensen gave his face to Aragorn, so Henry gave his to Geralt and it shall be forever so.” pic.twitter.com/aK1WhkDOvB
— Updates of Henry Cavill (@updatesofHC) September 3, 2021
Henry Cavill Has Heterochromia Iridum
Did you know that The Witcher star has heterochromia iridum? This means that he has two different colored irises. Although his eyes are a beautiful shade of Mediterranean Blue, his left eye is a bit different. There is a tiny brown segment in the upper corner of Henry’s left iris. This can be seen in unedited photos, such as his infamous Instagram selfies.
His fandom is well-aware of his partial left-eye heterochromia, and the single freckle dead center on his lower lip. These small imperfections make The Man of Steel star perfectly beautiful in their eyes.
These two imperfections also help fans to identify whether or not a photo has been photoshopped, or altered in any other way.
When Is Netflix Dropping The Witcher Season 2?
Netflix will drop The Witcher Season 2 on Friday, December 17, 2022.