The Witcher star Freya Allan is “mourning” Henry Cavill’s departure through Ciri

Ciri (Freya Allan), Geralt (Henry Cavill), and Yennefer (Anya Chalotra) in The Witcher season 3.
Ciri (Freya Allan), Geralt (Henry Cavill), and Yennefer (Anya Chalotra) in The Witcher season 3. /

The third season of The Witcher is now out on Netflix, and by most accounts, it’s an improvement over the first two seasons.

Unfortunately, it is also the last season with Henry Cavill in the lead role of Geralt of Rivia. Even if the show keeps improving, will people want to watch after Cavill leaves and gets replaced with Liam Hemsworth starting in season 4?

But we’re getting a bit ahead of ourselves. For now, we can enjoy one last lap with Cavill, and mourn his departure. The other actors in the cast — including Freya Allan (Ciri) and Anya Chalotra (Yennefer) — are dealing with it in their own ways.

The Witcher cast didn’t know Henry Cavill was leaving while filming season 3

Both actors spoke to Metro, which asked if watching their final scenes with Cavill hit differently now that they know he’s leaving, which they didn’t know when they were filming season 3. “For me, it’s not reflecting on any final scenes. I think my final scene was me shoving mashed potato down,” Allan said. “It’s more so… this sounds crazy, but sort of like mourning through Ciri, because we really got to become so close through those characters.”

"He plays my adoptive father. So that part was the most sad element of it. So it was more reflecting on this whole experience we’ve had together and that coming to a close with his side of it."

It must indeed to difficult to process Cavill’s departure when Allan, who was a teenager when she began work on the series, has been working with him for so long. Also, be on the lookout for that potato scene.

As for Chalotra, she doesn’t think she would have played her scenes with Cavill any different had she known he was leaving — they’re professionals, after all — but when the cameras were off, it would have been a different story. “It’s quite nice actually that I didn’t know and could just live in that moment,” she said. “It was like 3 am, I think. I would have been bawling.’

You can watch the first five episodes of The Witcher season 3 right now on Netflix. Three more will drop on July 27.

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