LOTR: Rings Of Power Star Addresses Galadriel’s Arrogance In Episode 3

During a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Clark addressed Galadriel’s arrogance in episode 3, saying, « I’m quite interested in people not getting it right. » The Rings of Power star also teased how this relates to Galadriel’s evolution throughout the show, saying, « humility is going to be a big part of her arc. » Check out Clark’s full comments below:

I’m quite interested in people not getting it right. Humility is going to be a big part of her arc, I’d say, learning the limits of herself. The elves, there’s an arrogance to them, because they are in some ways superior, but ultimately they have to gain some perspective. And so it was seeing what mistakes even the wisest people could make that I focused on.

When Rings of Power begins, Galadriel is already centuries old, though she is still relatively young in terms of the character’s overall arc. She is notably not as wise, not at peace, and is often unable to control her temper. This is particularly evident when appearing before royalty as the only elf on Númenor, an island kingdom ruled by Men during a time when relations between the two sides are strained. It is clear Galadriel still has a long way to go before becoming the elegant elder stateswoman seen in Lord of the Rings.