'Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power': Morfydd Clark reveals why her portrayal of Galadriel is fiery

In a recent interview, Clark also noted that she took 'real-life inspiration' from her character which helped her learn so many things about life

'Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power': Morfydd Clark reveals why her portrayal of Galadriel is fiery
Morfydd Clark as Galadriel in 'Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power' (Amazon Studios)
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A new chapter in the Middle-Earth saga is going to make its way to the smaller screen and take viewers on a journey that’s filled with magic, mysteries, and extraordinary characters. Titled ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’, the series is set thousands of years before the events of ‘The Hobbit’ and ‘Lord of the Rings’ trilogies and primarily focuses on the Second Age of the Middle-Earth. This means that some of your favorite characters might look a little different and a whole lot younger than the previous edition.

One character that has managed to nab all the attention is Galadriel (Morfydd Clark). In Peter Jackson’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ trilogy, Lady Galadriel looks really calm and has attained a lot of knowledge as she got more mature. However, in ‘The Rings of Power’, Galadriel is still in her younger years and is one of the most trusted and fearsome warriors in the Elven army. While talking about her character on the show, actor Morfydd Clark noted how her version of Galadriel is different from all the future versions and how her version is a fiery take on the character.

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Galadriel from ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’ (Amazon Studios)

During the interview with io9 Gizmodo, Clark revealed how surprised she was when she got to learn how Galadriel earned her “serenity” and “wisdom”. However, she didn’t shy away from saying that Elves are not as pure as some people think.

She added, “I think her serenity and wisdom are definitely hard-earned, and something I was not aware of. I knew ‘The Hobbit’ and ‘The Lord of the Rings’. Yes, the Elves there have kind of reached serenity. But actually, the Elves caused a lot of damage and they did a lot of intense, stupid things. Loads of Elves were, like, sentenced to death and things—they were really messy! So that was really interesting to find all that out.”

The actor also shared that she took a lot of “real-life inspiration” from her character which helped her learn so many things about life.

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Morfydd Clark attends The Royal Academy of Arts summer preview party at the Royal Academy of Arts on June 15, 2022 in London, England.
Morfydd Clark attends The Royal Academy of Arts summer preview party at the Royal Academy of Arts on June 15, 2022, in London, England (Joe Maher/Getty Images)

The Welsh actor began her film career in 2014 and went on to garner a lot of praise. In 2019, she played the role of Maud in the movie ‘Saint Maud’ and was nominated for Best Actress at the British Independent Film Awards and the 2021 BAFTA Rising Star Award. On the television side, she has been a part of several high-profile ventures such as ‘Patrick Melrose’, ‘His Dark Materials’, and ‘Dracula’.

‘Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’ is undoubtedly the biggest project of her career so far and all eyes will be on her because she is playing the most amazing character in the entire Tolkien saga.

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'Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power' will premiere exclusively on Amazon Prime Video on September 1. 

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