THE Witcher has proved that it doesn’t scrimp on nudity since hitting Netflix late last year.
In fact, the fantasy drama came under fire at launch for what some deemed to be a disproportionate amount of female flesh-flashing.
However, leading man Geralt of Rivia, played by Henry Cavill, is filmed in his birthday suit on multiple occasions too.
Fans of the franchise’s video games will know of the iconic bath scenes that see a naked Geralt sprawled out with his legs on the side of the tub.
However, Cavill said that he ran into some logistical difficulties when trying to replicate the famous pose.
“I don’t know how many people realized how iconic it was, that there was already a visual attached,” the hunky actor told BBC Radio 1.
“And so, when I was getting into that bath, I was sitting there thinking, ‘I wonder if anyone knows how much this is going to explode, this particular scene,’” he continued.
“I was trying to put my feet up, and I couldn’t; the bath was the wrong shape. But I thought that might have been a bit much as well.”
We’re sure for fans of the show it would’ve been just enough, Henry.
Cavill’s comments come after show boss Lauren Hissrich admitted that she regretted cutting a string of all-female scenes.
The Witcher isn’t exactly brimming with camaraderie, despite the likes of Yennefer (Anya Chaltora) and Ciri (Freya Allan) being depicted as strong, capable women.
“There were also so many scenes that had to be cut from the final episodes, too — such is the curse of television,” Hissrich told Pure Fandom.
“We had a lovely scene in episode 3 where Yennefer, Fringilla, and Sabrina all discussed how they felt about their transformations, and looking back, I wish we could have kept it,” she went on.
“It was such a gorgeous example of female friendship, and it also would have served to ground Fringilla a bit more before she joined Nilfgaard.
“We also filmed a scene of Yen meeting a very young Triss, who’d just arrived at Aretuza; it served to show how far Yennefer had come in her years at Aretuza, and created a sense of mentorship between these two sorceresses.”
In any case, The Witcher broke viewing figures when it hit the streaming service late last year and has won over a loyal fan base.
The Witcher season 1 is available to stream on Netflix now.
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