The Rings of Power star Morfydd Clark reveals why Galadriel chose not to go to Valinor at the end of the first episode

    Morfydd Clark explains why Galadriel did not go to Valinor with her soldiers at the end of the season one premiere.


    The first two episodes of Amzo Studio's highly anticipated Lord of the Rings prequel The Rings of Power premiered this week.

    The episodes mainly focused on Galadriel and her quest to seek out and kill the dark lord Sauron and his army before they doom all of Middle Earth.

    However, the remaining Elves under king Gil-galad think the fight is over and decide to reward Galadriel and her soldiers by sending them to the Elven homeland of Valinor.

    But at the last moment right before entering the gates to Valinor, she decides to jump off her ship and remain in Middle Earth as she believes the threat Sauron posses is real.

    In a recent interview with The Wrap series lead Morfydd Clark talked about why her character made that decision

    "So something I really focused on with Galadriel was the guilt she was carrying,". I kind of was really interested in, ‘You can’t escape your history.’ And you particularly can’t when you were there for all of it. And she just feels like, to me, that she didn’t deserve to go back yet; her work wasn’t finished."

    “I remember speaking with Rob Aramayo a lot about the magnitude of that leap," she added. "And then yeah, it was a big move. Very big move, first of all. And...she doesn’t know she’s going to do it until the moment she’s in the water."

    The next episode will see Galaderial in the ancient human city of Númenor. Located in the Sundering Seas between Middle-earth and Valinor.

    It will be interesting to see how she returns to Middle Earth and how the rest of the Elves react.

    The first two episodes of The Rings of Power are currently streaming on Amazon prime Video.