The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power actors completely stripped away any kind of façade that might have been built for the Prime Video series that it would be faithful to Tolkien’s literary work. Instead they made it abundantly clear that the show is dedicated to modernity in spite of Tolkien’s work and his clear criticisms of it.
Sophia Nomvete, who plays Princess Disa in the show, spoke to PA Media where she claimed she is “the face of a necessary redress of balance.”
She went on to detail, “We are redressing the balance within the film and television, television industry and of course, this franchise and I hope, lots of franchises moving forward.”
“These are the best people for the roles but what they’ve done is open up the doors for people of all backgrounds to come forward and have the opportunity to rise,” she lied.
Nomvete then made it abundantly clear this show has nothing to do with Tolkien’s work other than the name of the series and characters.
She stated, “To be part of creating accessibility for generations to come. For new generations this is their version of Tolkien, this is what my daughter will see of Tolkien’s works.”
Nomvete then made it clear The Rings of Power is actually an erasure of Tolkien’s work and the whole point of the show is to reflect the modern world rather than reflect Tolkien’s work.
She explained, “It’s their time and it’s so important and I hope many people will see this fantasy and be able to relate to it. This is a reflection of the world we live in, there are many and we are different and we will embrace and discover, and peel back, and learn, and educate, and be educated.”
“And we can only do that when we embrace and love our differences,” she added.