'The Witcher' actor Adam Levy's scenes with Henry Cavill were 'intimate' as they had many 'seminal moments together'
In an interview with MEAWW, the actor said that Cavill would always have something to crack him up and have a bit of a giggle with him.
Mousesack in Netflix's 'The Witcher' is a druid, a friend of witcher Geralt of Rivia, and who is appointed by Queen Calanthe to train and mentor Princess Cirilla.
Portrayed by actor Adam Levy, the character manifests magic and tries to capture the dynamics between the Queen and her advisors very well. In an exclusive interview with MEA WorldWide, the actor shared how he auditioned for the role in the nascent stages of pre-production, only to receive it when the shooting began.
He also shared his experience of finding similarities with his character.
Speaking about the most impressionable thing about Mousesack, Levy said, "I suppose he is a brother in arms with Geralt, they've known each other for a long time and they've grown up together. So I think that the fact that he's a long-liver (extended lifetime) as Geralt; they go through the world of magic powers and supporting each other. I suppose I looked at the unity of that and also the protection of Ciri, which is a huge element to my character's arc in the book and also in the series."
Speaking about the inspiration that came from reading the Witcher series of books by Andrzej Sapkowski, Levy said, "It's the warmth in the character," adding, "I think in certain aspects and certain storylines not everybody has these powers. I found the magic of him was in the fact that he could protect using these powers. I guess I kind of look at it as a father. I have a daughter and a son."
One of the main scenes that Mousesack is a part of is the celebration dinner at Cintra when Queen Calanthe tries to find her daughter an appropriate match. Breaking down the scene and his experience of working together with Henry Cavill who portrays Geralt, Levy said, "It was a lot of fun working with Henry."
The actor said that his scenes with Cavill were intimate. "In the way that during the course of the first season, we have these seminal moments together of change or moving direction and I suppose the scenes were fun," he expanded.
He added, "It is a two-hand scene and you are batting off each other and it is the antithesis of that. You know you could be in the biggest palace or dining hall, or entertainment hall in Cintra with Geralt and a lot of other important characters." But he says that Cavill would always have something to crack him up and have a bit of a giggle with him.
Speaking about the intentions of his character, especially how he sacrificed his life to ensure that he wouldn't be used against Cirilla, Levy said that for Mousesack, it is beyond his love for his country.
"He (Mousesack) believes in the destiny of the future and inevitability of protecting and guiding the inevitable. Mousesack always says things like 'Whether you think it's going to happen or you can fight against it'," he said.