Yennefer actress Anya Chalotra talks about the balance between light and dark in the upcoming series The Witcher.
The Witcher is finally coming to the TV screens worldwide, for years gamers and book readers were captivated by the story of Geralt and his friends. Now, the whole world is going to be able to bask in the glory of the vast world created by Andrzej Sapkowski and later expanded on by the widely popular games.
The amazing thing about reading the books or playing the games is there are these pockets of humor in weirdest of places where the player or the reader is least expecting. The point of these events is simple; they provide a certain amount of levity and a break in all the doom and gloom of prevalent in the books and the games.
It is not all about being serious and always presenting the reader or the gamer with a scowl; it is also about allowing the consumer a certain moment to breath. The writer of the book and creators of the game tapped in the right spot of darkness and light, which was perfect in allowing a whole experience for the fans; now, Anya Chalotra is saying the series is going to follow the similar path of walking the line between light and dark.
Anya is playing the role of Yennefer, her hiring was not exactly sunshine and roses, but it seems the actress won over some heart after the amazing sizzle reel at comic con where she can be seen talking to a corpse, and it is exactly this type of dark and light mixture which the show is popular for.
The former theatre actress was talking to comic book, and she said, “I think so. Yeah, absolutely. I think it is a serious show and I think it is dark and I think it's full of heart, but there are some hilarious characters in it.”
“I mean, Dandelion,” Chalotra continued. “Not Dandelion, Jaskier. My God. Jaskier. Yeah, he's so hilarious and the relationship that he has with Geralt, but also Yennefer. Full of wit and she has some dark times but always manages to not take herself too seriously.”
Watch: The trailer for The Witcher coming this fall on Netflix
Chalotra also talked about the pressure of being compared to Game of Thrones and how she is rationalizing the thought process of working in such a big show after only working in three TV shows in her career. She was scared how her life would change if The Witcher hit the heights of 'Game of Thrones', but she also said the love of fans and the reception she got at comic con let her know why she is doing what she is doing.
The Witcher is currently without a release date with Netflix saying the series is coming in the fall and we suspect October is the month the streaming giant will make all the episodes available for the fans.