It’s been a long wait but the The Witcher is finally out on Netflix and you know what that means: sword fights, fantasy, sexposition, and Henry Cavill looking like a buff Legolas who is occasionally shirtless or naked in a bathtub.
Basically there’s a lot of Henry Cavill, naked or otherwise, to look forward to.
Now you’d think that a fit bloke like Henry wouldn’t have a problem getting his kit off for a big-budget Netflix TV show like The Witcher. But as it turns out, doing a shirtless scene is far more difficult – and dangerous – than simply taking off your shirt, doing a few push ups and getting in a bathtub.
Appearing on The Graham Norton Show, Henry spilled the tea on the amount of physical work he had to put in for The Witcher, saying that getting super buff is actually practical in helping to stay healthy and prevent injuries when doing highly-physical stuntwork, as well as looking great without a shirt on.
As for how filming shirtless scenes go, things get far more dicey as Henry says he has to dehydrate himself for three days prior to shooting the scene in order to get that muscular look we all thirst over (no pun intended).
Hats off to the likes of Henry Cavill and Kumail Nanjiani for shedding some honest light on the realities behind looking swole in Hollywood productions because there’s a lot more going on behind-the-scenes than we think. It’s only sustainable for them because it’s literally their job to look that way and they get paid to do it.
Between going for three days with almost no water just to get Rivia’s arse looking just right for a shirtless scene and being miserable or looking bloated but hydrated and happy, I’d opt for the latter every time. That’s probably why Netflix pays Henry Cavill the big bucks and not me.
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