'Witcher' star Henry Cavill dehydrated himself for three days to get 'bathtub ready'

'Witcher' star Henry Cavill dehydrated himself for three days to get 'bathtub ready'

Actor Henry Cavill has revealed that he went above and beyond preparing for his role in Netflix's The Witcher.

Now, in case you're unfamiliar with the show, let me briefly explain. Based on a video game of the same name, it follows the life of a monster hunter, who struggles to find his place in, as Netflix put it, "a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts."

If you haven't seen it yet, this is the official Witcher trailer: 

The synopsis continued: "But when destiny hurtles him toward a powerful sorceress, and a young princess with a dangerous secret, the three must learn to navigate the increasingly volatile Continent together."

Cavill said dehydrating himself for the role was the "worst part" of becoming Witcher ready on The Graham Norton Show, explaining: "Diet is difficult, and you're hungry, but when you're dehydrating for three days you get to the point, on the last day, where you can smell water nearby…"

According to the actor, dehydration had the effect of making his skin thinner and therefore he appeared more muscly in the hot tub scene. But for all this might have looked impressive, the 37-year-old admitted that it also had the effect of making him "most miserable person on the planet".

To see Cavill discuss dehydrating himself in even more detail, check out the video below: 

However, if social media is anything to go by, the actor's efforts to look good in the role were succcessful, and Twiter is flooded with thirst tweets about his appearance.

One user wrote: "I too would slide in the bath with Henry Cavill."

Meanwhile, another admitted that the bathtub scene was the only reason they were watching the show:

Whereas a third joked: "Warm the bathwater, Geralt, I'm coming.

Still, for all Cavill would have been painfully thirsty after filming that scene, it looks like he was ultimately outdone by his fans in the thirst department.