How Rings Of Power’s Galadriel Was Influenced By LOTR’s Cate Blanchett

In an interview with THR, The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power star Morfydd Clark was asked if she had learned anything from Blanchett’s portrayal that helped inform her on how she should approach playing Galadriel in the Prime Video series. The actress explained that Galadriel’s serene presence during the events of the Third Age that Jackson’s films explored was a key point of interest in how she approached the character. Clark elaborated by explaining that her Galadriel is a less composed, more stressed character in comparison and that at the time of the series, she doesn’t foresee herself becoming the serene, calm leader that she eventually is. Check out Clark’s response below.

I think that it was the serenity that she has in the Third Age. It was something really interesting for me to imagine my character not fully encompassing yet because I also feel that when any being human goes through a spate of feeling all over the place, you don’t feel that serenity is ever going to be in your grasp. So that serenity would be kind of a surprise to the character as well.

Clark previously defended The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’s Galadriel and her more action-oriented storyline following the show’s debut, in which she offered further insight into how she believes Galadriel became the character seen during the Third Age. She went on to explain that the wisdom and calm that Galadriel displayed during the Third Age is largely informed by the experiences of the journey she would embark upon in the Prime Video show that would cause her to grow. While The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’s Galadriel may be different from how the character was previously explored on-screen, it is clear from Clark’s defense that the series’ younger character is approached in a way that would ultimately allow fans to see what specific events inform her later-life decisions.