‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’: Morfydd Clark was excited to speak in Elvish and Welsh in series

‘I speak Welsh, so I was really excited that I was in something to do with Elvish,’ the actress said in a recent interview

‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’: Morfydd Clark was excited to speak in Elvish and Welsh in series
Morfydd Clark will play the elven queen Galadriel in the upcoming series based on JRR Tolkien's work (Amazon Prime Video/Youtube)
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Middle Earth's fans just cannot wait for ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power,’ to release globally on September 1 on Amazon Prime Video. In an interview, Morfydd Clark, who plays the elven queen Galadriel in the series, reveals how she spoke in Elvish and Welsh in the series.

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In a Looper interview, Clark said that she was excited to be speaking both languages. She said that because of being Swedish, she was excited to be a part of a historical series that had something to do with Elvish.

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In the series, Clark will don the traditional elvish garb seen in the earlier films and pointed ears. Her character is shown to be a much stronger warrior as compared to her friend Elrond (Robert Aramayo). Apart from Gil-galad and Elrond, she is also one of the elves who plays a crucial role in the war of the three rings of power against the main antagonist Sauron. She is the catalyst who starts the biggest war to avenge her brother’s death within the prequel series that is set thousands of years before the Peter Jackson films in which Cate Blanchett portrayed the ethereal Galadriel. 

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When asked if it was true that she would be speaking English, Welsh and Swedish, Clark said, "No, unfortunately not. I wish I spoke Swedish. I speak Welsh. I was born in Sweden but don't have any Swedish, unfortunately. But I speak Welsh, so I was really excited that I was in something to do with Elvish."
 
When asked what was the importance of language and dialect in bringing the character of Galadriel to life, Clark said, "I feel I can be much more romantic and deep in Welsh. So that was really useful for me because I was thinking, 'What's the language of her heart? What language does she think in? And how much does she throw this in, and would, in times of rage, would Quenya come in?' So that was really useful. I felt so proud. It was really nice to have that connection to being bilingual while filming this.”

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‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’ is based on late novelist JRR Tolkien’s novel ‘The Lord of the Rings and its appendices.’ The prequel series has been conceptualized and made by showrunners JD Payne and Patrick McKay for Amazon Prime Video. It is set in the Second Age of Middle-earth, thousands of years before ‘The Hobbit’ and ‘The Lord of the Rings.’ The series has been produced by Amazon Studios in collaboration with Tolkien Estate, the Tolkien Trust, Harper Collins and New Line Cinema.

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