Here’s Why We Didn’t Get ‘Proper’ Bath Tub Scene in Netflix’s The Witcher

Superman, Mission: Impossible and now The Witcher star, Henry Cavill is a big gamer and a personal favourite game of his is The Witcher III: Wild Hunt. It’s a game that Cavill has reportedly beaten multiple times, so playing Geralt of Rivia in the Netflix adaptation, was a dream come true for the Man of Steel.

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If you weren’t aware, there is a scene in The Witcher 3 that became so famous it spawned countless memes, even launching an awesome figurine that encapsulates the moment perfectly. I am, of course, talking about the moment when Geralt of Rivia put his feet up in the iconic bathtub scene.

Although viewers of the Netflix show were treated to a shot of Geralt in the bath, we didn’t get a full and faithful recreation of the moment. And it turns out there’s a good reason why.

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According to Cavill, Netflix did try to recreate this scene somewhat in the series, but it was missing the iconic moment when Geralt put his feet up to relax. 

However, during an interview with BBC Radio 1, Henry Cavill explained that although he did his best to remain faithful to the games, the bathtub was simply the “wrong shape.”

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He sadly lamented “that we were just one measly bathtub away from seeing the iconic image recreated to a tee.” So hopefully when season two arrives in 2021, a smaller bathtub will be used, so we, and Henry can all relive that moment.

As for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’s sex-on-a-unicorn scene, the series’ showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich has admitted we could be seeing it on the Netflix show in the future.

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Were you disappointed not to see Geralt’s bathtub scene recreated to its fullest in the Netflix series? 

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