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Why Galadriel Being A Warrior Makes Sense According To The Rings Of Power Star Morfydd Clark

For fans of Peter Jackson's "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy, it's difficult imagining Galadriel (Cate Blanchett) battling in a war. We never see the Lady of Lothlórien looking anything but regal, wearing a long white gown, barefoot, with her long tresses falling to her waist. When the Lothlórien elves come to Helm's Deep to fight in "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers," Galadriel is nowhere among them.

But fans of J.R.R. Tolkien will recall that Tolkien was still not done writing Galadriel's story when he died. Tolkien described Galadriel in "The Fellowship of the Ring" as "the mightiest and fairest of all the Elves that remained in Middle-earth," and it's clear Amazon's "The Ring of Power" also sees Galadriel as a fierce, intelligent and driven woman, who is determined to bring down Sauron. "Ring of Power" actress Morfydd Clark, who is playing Galadriel, observed to Glamour that "Tolkien had an interesting relationship with her in that he started to like her and admire her more as he got older." Clark also believes that seeing a young Galadriel as a fiery warrior makes total sense in the grand scheme of things.

Clark feels Galadriel's serenity is hard earned

Morfydd Clark sees Cate Blanchett's Galadriel in "The Lord of the Rings" as a woman thousands of years in the making, someone for her Galadriel to strive to be one day. "I would say that her serenity is hard-earned," she told Variety. "I don't think you get to that level of wisdom without going through things. She actually speaks about [how] with wisdom, there is a loss of innocence, which was a really good thing for me to find in the lore. Because, like, how young are you when you're still thousands of years old? So it was thinking of what innocence she lost during this time."

"Ring of Power" showrunners J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay have spoken out similarly, seeing Galadriel as a fierce woman with a temper, who had to go through a lot to become the serene woman we know her as. In an interview with Vanity Fair, they describe Galadriel as a woman with "a lifelong flirtation with the darkness inside of her, and even in her later years, she remains one of the few people Sauron fears. It's what makes her much more complex than a simple and serene lady of the woods." With so many layers to her character to develop, it should be fascinating to see what Clark does with her own interpretation of Galadriel.