Michelle Yeoh Talks About Henry Cavill Exit, Liam Hemsworth Entry In ‘The Witcher’
Michelle Yeoh is weighing in on the arrival of Liam Hemsworth to the cast of “The Witcher” as Henry Cavill passes the torch upon his exit.
In an exclusive interview with E! News, the 60-year-old celebrity talked about her role on the Netflix series, including the show’s prequel miniseries, “Blood Origins,” which will soon premiere on the streaming platform. Amid the exchange, she touched on the subject of Hemsworth replacing Cavill to play the role of Geralt.
Yeoh seemingly began by praising the “Superman” actor, telling the publication that she thinks “Henry did such an amazing job.”
Henry Cavill played Geralt of Rivia in “The Witcher” since the series’ pilot run. However, he announced his surprising exit from the show, with reports noting that it came after news broke he would be returning to the DCEU to reprise his role as Superman.
In late October, the “Enola Holmes” actor took his announcement to Instagram, wherein he also confirmed that Liam Hemsworth would replace him for his role in the Netflix series.
At the time, Cavill wrote in the caption that his journey playing the lead in the Netflix title “has been filled with both monsters and adventures.” He subsequently noted that he would be “laying down my medallion and my swords for Season 4,” adding that Liam Hemsworth, whom he deemed “fantastic,” would take up “the mantle of the White Wolf” in his stead.
Meanwhile, in the exchange with E! News, published Sunday, Michelle Yeoh did not provide details about Liam Hemsworth’s arrival to the Netflix series. But, she said, “Let’s see what Liam has to bring, right?”
In the end, the “Memoirs Of A Geisha” actress added, “That’s how it is.”
As for Hemsworth, he released his own announcement following Cavill’s, which Entertainment Weekly then described as a “tribute” to the DCEU star.
In his post on Instagram, the “Hunger Games” actor shared that he was “over the moon about the opportunity to play Geralt of Rivia,” noting that he is a “‘Witcher’ fan.”
Liam Hemsworth continued, “Henry Cavill has been an incredible Geralt,” and he is “honored” that the actor is “handing me the reins and allowing me to take up the White Wolf’s blades for the next chapter for his adventure.”
E! News said elsewhere in the same report that Michelle Yeoh is focusing on the prequel four-part miniseries of “The Witcher” titled “Blood Origin.”
The actress told the outlet that she “loved” wearing her character’s look, including the tattoos, which, according to her, “all of them have a meaning,” adding that “it’s all with intention.”
"The Witcher: Blood Origin" will premiere on Netflix on December 25.