Henry Cavill once rated Prague among his favorite filming locations

Henry Cavill has recently been dropped from two major franchises, with his final appearance as Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher on Netflix this weekend and James Gunn recasting his Superman in a revamped DC Extended Universe.

And while Cavill has been rumored as a potential James Bond after Daniel Craig vacated the role, perhaps he’ll have some time to dedicate to other projects — and maybe revisit Prague.

Before he was Man of Steel’s Superman or The Witcher’s Geralt of Rivia, Cavill was a rising star traveling the world for supporting roles in films and TV series like Showtime’s The Tudors, in which he starred alongside Jonathan Rhys Meyers’ King Henry VIII.

While promoting The Tudors way back in 2009, Cavill did a Take Five segment for Entertainment Weekly where he ran down his favorite shooting locations. The Czech capital came in at number four.

“Number four would be Prague, where I filmed Tristan + Isolde,” Cavill says during the segment.

“I was there in winter, probably early-to-mid winter […] Prague itself was just so dramatic, with its gothic architecture and the mists were rolling in everywhere.”

“Great nightlife as well,” he added, referring to the Czech capital’s club scene.

Cavill’s other favorite shooting locations, at least in 2009, included Venice, where he shot his unreleased (officially) debut film Vendetta (also known as Hotel Laguna) alongside Joe Mantegna; Dublin, where he filmed for The Tudors; and Rome, where he also shot for Vendetta.

The actor’s top pick, however, was Malta, where he shot The Count of Monte Cristo in the summer of 2001.

“Every time we had days off it was lying on the beach or wandering around the various historical places of note,” he said of the Mediterranean locale.

It’s been more than 15 years since Cavill shot Tristan + Isolde in Prague, and the actor hasn’t shot any other features in the Czech capital despite globetrotting adventures like The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and Mission: Impossible – Fallout.

Portions of the second season of The Witcher, however, were shot in rural locations in Moravia, near the Czech Republic’s border with Slovakia.

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