Charlie Vickers as well as Morfydd Clark, actors of upcoming The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, discuss their favorite moments from Peter Jackson’s blockbusters. The much-anticipated miniseries from Amazon is adapted from the works of the late fiction author J.R.R. Tolkien, and it shows the emergence of darkness during the affluent Second Age of Middle-earth.
A number of fresh figures, such as Halbrand (Vickers), are introduced in The Rings of Power, whereas others make a return, such as Galadriel, who was first portrayed by Cate Blanchett in the original installments.
The Fellowship of the Ring, the inaugural installment of Jackson’s Lord of the Rings franchise graced the movie theatres decades ago, and its two successors, The Two Towers and The Return of the King came out in later years. Audiences still like Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings movies, despite the fact that Tolkien’s estate was infamously unhappy with the films.
Throughout the movies, the renowned Fellowship of the Ring—comprised of Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen), Sam (Sean Astin), Gimli (John Rhys-Davies), Legolas (Orlando Bloom), and many others—accompanies Frodo (Elijah Wood) on his trip to Mount Doom to eradicate the One Ring made by the Dark Lord Sauron.
CLARK: Yes. It’s when Aragorn comes through the doors at Helm’s Deep, and that had a profound effect on me.
VICKERS: Very sexy. I’d say mine is in The Fellowship when the Hobbits have just left the Shire, and they’re being chased by the Ringwraiths, and they’re hiding under the road where the roots are of the tree.
CLARK: Oh yeah, so scary.
VICKERS: And I was quite young when I first watched that, and I found that bit terrifying, and it’s always lingered with me.
CLARK: Actually though, it’s not necessarily my favorite, but probably one that’s had the biggest effect on me is that I can’t eat a cherry tomato without thinking of Denethor.
VICKERS: Denethor eating the tomatoes. The singing.
There are many unforgettable scenes in Jackson’s movies, and every devotee of The Lord of the Rings is certain to have a particular favorite. Aragorn is a fan favorite since he goes from being an outcast Warrior in the initial film to the legitimate king of Gondor at the conclusion of The Return of the King.
One of the most terrifying features of The Fellowship of the Ring is the Ringwraiths’ unrelenting pursuit of Frodo and the remaining Hobbits. If you ask me my personal favorite scene comes from the opening monologue of the first installment when Isildur cuts Sauron’s fingers separating him from the One Ring.
The streaming giant has definitely invested heavily to make sure The Rings of Power takes the cake but only time will tell if any of the series’s scenes will be as iconic as those in original installments. Despite great critical reception and enthusiastic fan response to the yet published teasers, and clips, it will be difficult to match the enduring popularity of Peter Jackson’s movies.
Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power will be hitting Amazon Prime tomorrow, so, be ready with your swords, and snacks