The Witcher star Paul Bullion has recalled the charming way Henry Cavill would greet everyone on set while filming season 2, describing him as the ‘most gentlemanly gentleman you can meet’.
In the new episodes of the Netflix fantasy, the release date for which arrives this week, Henry returns as Geralt, a monster hunter who has taken the magically-powered Princess Ciri (Freya Allan) under his wing.
He escorts the youngster to Kaer Morhen, where he was trained by veteran fighter Vesemir (Kim Bodnia) and grew up alongside several other witchers, including newcomer Lambert, played by Paul.
While speaking to Metro.co.uk, Paul opened up about the bond the actors forged despite filming during the coronavirus outbreak, saying that they did become a ‘band of brothers’.
The Peaky Blinders actor credited Henry for being ‘very good at keeping the mood light, especially in the middle of a global pandemic’.
‘There was a lot of wit on set, we’d be cracking jokes, and that would feed really well into the scenes,’ he said.
While the cast were unable to share a drink at the pub after a long hard day of work as they usually would, instead they had to make the most of their time together while shooting, sharing deep discussions about their characters.
Referencing his fellow Witcher co-stars, including Henry, Yasen Atour, Basil Eidenbenz and Kim, Paul recollected: ‘We agreed, myself, Henry, Yas, Basil, Kim, we are a band of brothers and we behaved as such so that the scenes would benefit from that.’
In April this year after filming on season two had wrapped, the actor shared a picture on social media of a red Witcher medallion he had received as a gift from Henry to mark the end of shooting.
In the caption, he wrote: ‘Well would you look at that. Geralt tossing a coin to Lambert. Thanks @henrycavill. You’re a gent. It was quite the experience filming during a pandemic wasn’t it?!’, adding the hashtag ‘#WitcherBrothers’.
It turned out that Henry had bought the same gift for every single person working on the production, no matter how big or small their role was.
‘He is the most gentlemanly gentleman you can meet. He really does kind of lead from the front and he bought that for every single person involved with the production,’ Paul said.
‘You can see that he really cares about the show, he really cares about the people that make the show no matter how big or small your involvement is and he goes out of the way.’
The actor, who recently appeared in Dune, explained that Henry also had a sweet way of saying hello to everyone at the start of the working day, which he had to adapt when Covid hit.
‘Obviously he had to change because of Covid, but he’s known for being a serial handshaker,’ Paul said.
‘Every morning, he had to go and say hello to everyone. That turned into elbows, but he’d be like, morning, morning, morning, going around the whole set,’ he stated, imitating Henry lifting his elbows to everyone.
Expressing again how much the wrap gifts meant, he added: ‘I thought it was such a lovely touch. The organisation it would have taken for him to make sure that everybody got one.
‘It was lovely, and he’s very supportive of other people in their journey through the industry as well, so it’s nice.’
The Witcher season 2 premieres on December 17 on Netflix.
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