Morfydd Clark Talks Amazon’s Lord Of The Rings Series

“I found out, and then I went to David Copperfield’s screening and Q&A,” Clark told me Monday night at Culver Studios’ “Ring of Power” premiere. “I suddenly realised what a big deal this was for me and I passed out during the Q&A. I was caught by a lovely security guard.”

Thousands of years before the “Lord of the Rings” movies, Clarke played the same character portrayed by Cate Blanchett on the big screen.

“I knew I was auditioning for a genie, but I didn’t know which one,” Clark recalled. “So my sister and I went crazy trying to figure it out. I never dreamed it would be Galadriel.”


She has yet to contact Blanchett. “I can’t,” Clark said. “But her acting was a big part of my life. These movies got me through exams, troubles, and adolescence. She was always with me.”

In an ocean sequence earlier in the season, Clark spent a lot of time doing aquatic work. “It’s really hard,” she said. “I thought I could swim, but then I had my first swimming lesson and I could see my teacher saying, ‘Oh, no!’”

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With reports that “Ring of Thrones” is the most expensive TV series ever made, I asked the cast if that meant the craft service was better than most. “I’ve had better, I’ve had worse,” said Owen Arthur, who plays Prince Turin IV. “The money wasn’t spent on craftsmanship, let’s put it that way.”

Robert Aramayo, who plays Elrond, insisted: “It’s very good.”

The money was of course spent on production. “Our advice to people is to watch it on the biggest screen possible,” said Patrick McKay, who serves as host and executive producer with JD Payne. “There is so much love in every pixel.”

Sofia Normwitt, who plays Princess Disha, hopes to see some Ring of Thrones Halloween costumes in the fall. “I won’t believe it until I see it,” she told type, laughing. “It would be an honor!”

Oh, and don’t assume that participating in the Amazon program means you can get a free Prime subscription. “I’ve subscribed,” Charlie Vickers said with a smile. “We should have some sort of deal now, right? I’ve always been a Prime member. It’s going to assume it’s free.”

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