The Witcher's Star Henry Cavill is a man of many talents. The popular Netflix star has proven himself worthy of The Witcher role being a self-professed geek for quite some time. Instead of doing absolutely nothing during this social distancing period, Henry Cavill has decided to make use of his time by posting on Instagram a progress photo of himself painting Adeptus Custodes himself in miniature form from Workshop's Warhammer 40,000.
View this post on InstagramConsidering we are, both, going through the Easter period, and going through The Lockdown, I figured it a good time to put a silver lining onto the cloud that is some of the darker moments during this time. So I've decided to polish some old skills and try my hand at some new ones! It is a time of rebirth after all. So, as you can see here, the obvious might look a little bit like a tiny helmet...which it is. One of my almost life long hobbies, that I've been following but not actively doing, is this. A company called Games Workshop...or plastic crack as "we" call it. Genuinely can't get enough of the lore they have built over the decades. They have been some of my most enthused reads! If you were in denial about me being a geek before, you can't hide from it now. Also, in the background of this photo, there may just be some completely new skills I'm working on.....or there may not be, so all of your eye squinting and attempts at digital unfocusing will be in vain....orrrr maybe they won't. I also wanted to take this opportunity to thank, from the bottom of my heart, all of the NHS (National Health Service, here in the UK) and healthcare workers worldwide, for your unceasing efforts to protect us. I imagine it might be feeling a little rough right now, but you Ladies and Gents are absolutely smashing it! Keep it up! You got this. "Hold on a second", I hear you utter....."if he has both hands in the photo...how is he taking the photo??" New skills, my friends....new skills. #Easter #Passover #GamesWorkshop #ProperGeek #Custodes #NewSkills #NHS #ThankYou #Raggy? A post shared by Henry Cavill (@henrycavill) on Apr 12, 2020 at 1:34am PDT
Henry Cavill's Instagram post
In the post by Henry Cavill, the star detailed his love for the game, and also how he has had some time for himself to get re-acquainted with this old hobby of his over the last few weeks. Discussing the Easter holiday, Cavill said that this was an opportunity for him to get reacquainted with Warhammer as a silver lining for him, especially during the pandemic.
In the shot's background, Cavill also shows his computer and it seems like he has taken some kind of in-progress writing. Cavill cheerfully points out that it is pretty much impossible to discern what has been writer, but then he also refers to it as a "completely new skill" that he is working on. Maybe the actor used social distancing as an opportunity for him to start writing something new!
One of the most interesting parts of the post is how Cavill mentions that there are people that still doubt his "geek" status. The actor has already portrayed both Superman as well as Geralt of Rivia and says there are still people who doubt his passion and hobbies as he does not seem like the stereotypical geek.
Cavill realy does not have anything to prove to anyone but this post does quite a lot in showing how untrue those comments actually are.
Henry Cavill's use of social distancing
Actors just like Henry Cavill find almost no downtime throughout the extent of their careers which is why this post shows his fans a side of the actor that is rarely seen. Previously, Cavill has already been talking highly about the lore surrounding the works of Games Workshop.
Comicbook.com states that although it is quite hard to confirm but given the recent art piece that Cavill seems to be working on and maybe even writing about, it could possibly stand to reason that he may be trying to make some sort of lore on his own!
Henry Cavill has done an excellent job at portraying The Witcher which is quite rare given that the series is actually driven from a video game and not all of these game-to-film adaptations come out successful. The Witcher proves everybody wrong as he shows the world not just how good of an actor he is but also how a video game turned series could definitely work!
The Witcher has been one of the most talked about series ever since its release and this could be because of Henry Cavill's representation of Geralt of Rivia.