It must have been a wonderful surprise for Morfydd Clark when she heard the news. As she passed the casting for the event series Rings of Power, the 33-year-old actress didn’t know what role she had auditioned for. The Welsh comedian finally learned that she would play Galadriel, the main character of the Amazon Prime Video saga, based on the books of JRR Tolkien, the creator of the universe The Lord of the Rings.
She recently recounted this anecdote in an interview with Variety: “I knew I was auditioning for the role of an elf, but I didn’t know which one. My sister and I tried to find the identity of the character, but I never imagined that it could be Galadriel” she explained before adding that she had even fainted shortly after learning that she had landed the role.
Little known to the general public, Morfydd Clark will therefore be in full light from September 2, the launch date of the series on Prime Video. She will also have the difficult task of succeeding Cate Blanchett, interpreter of Galadriel in Peter Jackson’s trilogy.