'Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power': Morfydd Clark's focused on Galadriel's naivety in her portrayal
Amazon spared no expense for the 'Lord of the Rings' franchise series, investing millions of dollars into the ambitious project. It is said that 'Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power' is the most expensive series to have been ever made in the history of television or an OTT platform. Let us just hope that the investment is worthwhile when the show is released.
The show premiere date is knocking on the door and the cast has been seen doing promotional interviews where they are having fun, joking around, and speaking of their process of getting into character. In a current interview with TV Insider, we see 'Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power's actor Morfydd Clark speaking about her character in detail. Read more to know what she said.
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Clark plays Galadriel, a character LOTR fans already know from Peter Jackson’s iconic films. She discussed how their approach to the character changed when framing Galadriel and Elrond in the earlier Second Age. Clark told TV Insider, “Galadriel’s younger, but she’s not young”. Clark emphasizes “I was exploring naivety and thinking, ‘Well, an elf can’t really be naive,’ and then it clicked one day while I was reading about the elves in the First and Second Age that naivety I feel for an elf would be arrogance because they have not yet realized the limits of their own understanding.”
If you don't know who Galadriel is, don't worry we got your back. She was an elf with ties to both the Noldor and the Teleri royalty, being a grandchild of both King Finwë and King Olwë. She was also close kin of King Ingwë of the Vanyar through her grandmother Indis. Galadriel was a leader during the rebellion of the Noldor and was present in their flight from Valinor during the First Age. Towards the end of her stay in Middle-earth, she was the joint ruler of Lothlórien with her husband, Celeborn, when she was known as the Lady of Lórien, the Lady of the Galadhrim, the Lady of Light, or the Lady of the Golden Wood. Her daughter Celebrían was the wife of Elrond and mother of Arwen, Elladan, and Elrohir. Tolkien describes Galadriel as 'the mightiest and fairest of all the Elves that remained in Middle-earth' and the 'greatest of elven women'.
During the Second Age, when the Rings of Power were forged, Galadriel distrusted Annatar, the loremaster who taught the craft of the Rings to Celebrimbor. Again according to some of the accounts, Celebrimbor rebelled against her view and seized power in Eregion. As a result, Galadriel departed to Lórien via the gates of Moria, but Celeborn refused to enter the dwarves' stronghold and stayed behind. Her distrust was justified, for Annatar turned out to be the Dark Lord, Sauron. When Sauron attacked Eregion, Celebrimbor entrusted Galadriel with one of the Three Rings of the Elves. Celeborn teamed up with Elrond, whose force was unable to relieve Eregion but he managed to escape back to Imladris. Celeborn reunited with Galadriel when the war ended; according to one text, after some years in Imladris (during which Elrond first saw and fell in love with Celebrían) Galadriel's sea-longing became so strong that the couple removed to Belfalas and lived at the place later called Dol Amroth.