Morfydd Clark Talks ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’

Morfydd Clark

Morfydd Clark, star of the new Amazon series The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, has opened up about her experience on the series and her role of Galadriel.

Clark admits she feels “really lucky” to be portraying the character previously depicted by Cate Blanchett in the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

“[Cate] has been such a huge part of my childhood as Galadriel. She literally feels like a mythical being to me,” Clark tells E! News. “I felt really obviously so lucky to be playing a character to be portrayed by her but also it’s nice to know where your character is going.”

“To kind of think who Galadriel is now, she has no idea who she is going to become, that she’ll become the Queen of Lothlorien but also she’ll become Cate Blanchett. That’s cool.” Clark adds.

Morfydd Clark On Playing Galadriel

When it came to her own portrayal of Galadriel, Clark found a lot of similarities to herself.

“She has a very strong sense of justice and is quite rigid with that. And I can be a little rigid at times,” Clark explains. “I think what’s interesting about her is what drives her is kind of, is instinct. She can’t even necessarily put into words or even know herself.”

Meanwhile, the Saint Maud actress recently revealed she needed “exposure therapy” ahead of filming the Amazon Prime Video series in a bid to stop her “flinching” when shooting battle scenes as Galadriel.

“When I was playing Galadriel, the stunt-team said, ‘You’ve got a problem. Because you’re used to being attacked on film’,” she says. “I would flinch a lot when people came at me.” Clark reveals.

“So they did exposure therapy with me, where I would have all these huge, huge men running at me, screaming with swords. To stop me from looking frightened. Because I’ve definitely been cast as the victim. And Galadriel is not that.” she adds.

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power premieres tonight! Catch the first two episodes at 9pm EST on Amazon Prime Video! Will you be checking it out? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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