The Witcher star Henry Cavill is a gamer, and he knows what’s up.
Henry Cavill’s performance as Geralt of Rivia in the new Netflix Original series The Witcher is absolutely incredible. He truly inhabits the role of the loner monster hunter in the new fantasy show, and takes obvious inspiration from the video game version of that character, while adding his own unique charm.
This is partly because Cavill is a big fan of the games and is a serious gamer in his own right. He sought out the role of Geralt because he was such a big fan of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and I for one am glad he did.
In a recent interview with NME, Cavill was asked whether he preferred PS4 or Xbox One as his gaming platform of choice. His answer was perfect.
“PC,” he answered, which is so great. Cavill, it turns out, is a member of the PC master race! I would expect nothing less from a Witcher—no way a powerful, monster-hunting mutant would be a filthy console peasant!
He goes on to say that his dad got him into PC gaming when he was very young, but he’s never built his own rig (yet).
“I have not quite ventured into building my own myself, I definitely have had custom PCs over the years,” he added. “That’ll be the next project, as soon as I find enough time–and the bravery–I might put my own PC together.”
It’s much less intimidating than it sounds—and believe me, if you can get into the kind of shape Cavill has gotten into for The Witcher, you’ll have no trouble putting some hardware together. It takes very little bravery. As Guns & Roses aptly put it, all you need “is just a little patience.”
The time part might be the trickiest bit, however. I imagine Cavill is very busy between his acting roles and his workout regimen. And his gaming, of course.