While the performances in Netflix’s The Witcher were strong across the board, arguably the clear stand-out was Anya Chalotra’s take on Yennefer of Vengerberg. However, in a recent interview with ComicBook.com, Anya Chalotra has opened up about one of the most challenging aspects of playing this fan-favourite character.
“The most challenging aspect, was like, I’m in my 20s, and I play from the age of 14 to late 70s, I mean, that is the biggest time I’ve ever been on as an actor,” Chalotra says. “But I love it, it’s so exciting to play, I just have to rethink my approach. I mean, I’ve done more plays than I have TV. So, it was a pace at which we work. And the amount of material that we had, and we were shooting consecutive scenes — was a very different process than I’d ever been on before.”
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Based on the best-selling fantasy series of books, The Witcher is an epic tale of fate and family. Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts. But when destiny hurtles him toward a powerful sorceress, and a young princess with a dangerous secret, the three must learn to navigate the increasingly volatile Continent together.
The Witcher stars Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, Anya Chalotra as Yennefer and Freya Allan as Ciri. Other cast members include Jodhi May, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson, Adam Levy, MyAnna Buring, Mimi Ndiweni, Therica Wilson-Read, Emma Appleton, Eamon Farren, Joey Batey, Lars Mikkelsen, Royce Pierreson, Maciej Musiał, Wilson Radjou-Pujalte, and Anna Shaffer.