Superman Meets Picard: Henry Cavill and Patrick Stewart on Their Life-Changing Roles

On “The Witcher,” Henry Cavill sheds Superman’s suit in favor of weighty armor and a blond wig to battle monsters as Geralt of Rivia, adapted from Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski’s fantasy books.

The call to save humankind is nothing new for Patrick Stewart.

In “Star Trek: Picard,” Stewart returns to the captain’s chair of the USS Enterprise; he first played Picard in 1987, when ”Star Trek: The Next Generation” launched.

And years before Cavill became Superman on the big screen, he met his own hero — Stewart — on a theater audition that he would never forget.

They talked to each other over video chat for Variety‘s Actors on Actors issue.Henry Cavill: Sir Patrick, how are you?Patrick Stewart: I did a 90-minute “Fresh Air” interview yesterday, and I talked too much.

So that’s why I’m talking like this now, because my voice got very tired.

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