CINEMA: how Witcher season 2 almost derailed Henry Cavill’s career.

While film­ing the sec­ond sea­son of The Witch­er, slat­ed for release lat­er this week, Hen­ry Cav­ill suf­fered a seri­ous injury. The actor, who enjoys doing his own stunts, has torn his ham­strings, which he believes could have had major ram­i­fi­ca­tions for his career as an action star.

In a new inter­view with IGN, Cav­ill explains why the injury was so severe and the recov­ery process painful.

“It could have changed my act­ing career, sure,” Cav­ill says. “I would­n’t do my own stunts any­more because of this.”

With roles like Super­man and Ger­alt of Riv­ia, Cav­ill fre­quent­ly per­forms in elab­o­rate action sets. Witch­er Sea­son 2 alone fea­tures a pletho­ra of mon­ster bat­tles, requir­ing Cav­ill to be at his best phys­i­cal level.

Cav­ill thanks phys­io­ther­a­pist Fred­die Mur­ray for his suc­cess­ful recov­ery, say­ing he “groomed” him through­out the process. Mur­ray was par­tic­u­lar­ly help­ful in nav­i­gat­ing the often del­i­cate process of bal­anc­ing recov­ery with pro­duc­tion needs.

“We did our best to stick to her rules of no more than five hours of stand­ing per day, but unfor­tu­nate­ly the pro­duc­tion takes longer, so we had this very del­i­cate bal­ance of doing the right thing for my recov­ery and then doing. the thing that the pro­duc­tion need­ed from me, ”says Cavill.

He con­tin­ues, “Fred­die was there just to keep an eye out, and to unplug if need­ed, or to help me with my phys­io­ther­a­py every morn­ing, we were there every morn­ing before dawn doing hours of stuff. also on set, just to make sure that if the pain got too much, he would find a way to ease that pain or make sure we did­n’t cause last­ing damage. ”

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