The Witcher Blood Origin: How Sophia Brown learned to play a rare musical instrument

For all fans of The Witcher, the prequel recently released by Netflix, The Witcher Blood Origin, was a light at the end of the tunnel with the participation of a talented cast in which actress Sophia Brown stands out, who demonstrated her musical skills.

Who has not heard of the recently released miniseries of Netflix The Witcher: Blood Origin? The prequel to the famous The Witcher, released on December 25, 2022 and starring a talented cast in which the actress Sophia Brown stands out, with the role of Eile (The Skylark), a warrior of the Queen’s guard who he leaves his post to become a traveling musician.

Sophia Brown gave life to La Alondra in The Witcher Blood Origin.

Yes with The Witcherthe public was able to enjoy the story of Geralt of Riviaone of the last sorcerers to walk the earth transformed into a very famous monster hunter, in The Witcher Blood Origin they will see the beginning of everything 1200 years before the events of the television series. It shows the creation of the first warlock as well as the events leading up to the “Conjunction of the Spheres” and will explore the ancient elven civilization before its demise.

With a strong presence in Netflix and a video game, The Witcher and The Witcher Blood Origin are based on the universe created by the Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski in a saga of stories and novels. With the prequel, the platform decided to make a big bet that saw the light of day at the end of 2022: A miniseries that explained the origin of the witches’ blood and why they had combat abilities and supernatural powers that made them fearsome and invincible in parts. equal.

Thus, at the end of last year and after several months of waiting after the end of the second season of The Witcherthe fans of Geralt of Rivia at last they could have within their reach The Witcher Blood Origin that although it is based on the work of Sapkowski, it is written by Declan de Barra and Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, the latter creator of the original series and has a stellar cast led by Sophia BrownMichelle Yeoh, Laurence O’Fuarain, Lenny Henry, Mirren Mack and Nathaniel Curtis, among others.

With The Witcher Blood Origin, audiences had the answers to all the questions they’d ever asked, and only half-peeked in the first two seasons of the original show: Where did the witch race come from and who created it? These demands were more than satisfied in this miniseries, which in its four chapters tells, perhaps too hastily for the taste of fantasy lovers, the story of éilealso known as lark interpreted for Sophia Brown and who goes from being a simple warrior, to the mother of the entire race of sorcerers, and therefore the direct ancestor of Geralt of Riviathe wizard with white hair, yellow eyes and a heart of iron.

Sophia Brown on the red carpet for The Witcher Blood Origin.

However, the realization of the challenge that The Witcher Blood Origin meant, which had to match the quality of the original story, was not easy for all its actors, especially for Sophia Brownwho with a privileged voice and some knowledge of music, had to learn to play from scratch one of the most exotic instruments in the world to be able to shoot the famous scene of the Black Rose theme in the tavern and that splits the series in two.

The musical instrument that Sophia Brown had to deal with in The Witcher Blood Origin is called the nyckelharpa, traditional from Sweden and dating from the 12th century of our era.. It is a kind of viola with keys or buttons, which when pressed change the musical note while the actress had to move the bow to the beat of the Black Rose notes. Apparently, and so shows the actress herself on her Instagram accountIt does not seem like a musical instrument that is easy to handle, although in the final result of the drama, it is not noticeable at all.

The Witcher Blood Origin: How Sophia Brown learned to play a rare musical instrument