The premiere of the ‘The Rings of Power Cast’ was extremely well received by several fans. In a recently conversation with a news portal the cast and creator, J. D. Payne shared their early memories of watching the original trilogy.
The cast which included Robert Aramayo [Elrond], Maxim Baldry [Isildur], Markella Kavenagh [Elanor "Nori" Brandyfoot], Megan Richards [Poppy Proudfellow], Charles Edwards [Celebrimbor], Lloyd Owen [Elendil], Ema Horvath [Eärien] and Sara Zwangobani [Marigold Brandyfoot] - and J. D. Payne shared their earliest memories watching the original.
Charles Edwas said, "I have a slightly different version because my equivalent was the animated film. And I remember as a little boy going to see that in the cinema and I became very obsessed with it and then with the books. And I had the soundtrack album and I had a poster in my room. And I wrote a play of The Lord of the Rings. [I chimed in, "You were a proper fan."] I was. I was, so that was hugely formative."
Robert Aramayo shared, "Yeah, my first experience was The Hobbit. And then the books and then the movies, which I was absolutely obsessed with [I chimed in, "I would assume as an actor as well as a fan, both, it would have been an amazing experience to see those films."] Yeah, oh yeah, definitely, yeah! I remember, [The Lord of the Rings:] The Two Towers, it was my best friend Josh's birthday party. We all sat in the back room, we were pretending to shoot orcs, [Charles Edwards chimed in, "Brilliant."] from the top. [laughs]"
The creator J. D. Payne shared, "I was sitting in my dorm room at Yale, watching it on my laptop, actually, because I was out of the country when it was in theatres when [The Lord of the Rings:] The Fellowship of the Rings was in the theatres. And I come back and everyone had been talking about how you had to see it, so I saw it on the small screen. But, it was one of those films that... there were films I watched as a child that I watched over and over again, like Back to the Future and Indiana Jones and Star Wars. Very rare is that in my adult life, there is a film like that I'll watch over and over and over again. And after I watched The Fellowship of the Ring, I just wanted to keep going back to it. And I got deeper and deeper and then watched the extended edition and then read the books. It's the kind of film that really bears repeat viewing." The new series can be viewed on the OTT platform of Amazon Prime.