Actor Robert Aramayo confides in playing young Elrond in his latest installment of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power. The character will later become one of the key figures in the film The Lord of the Rings, Lord of Rivendell, played by Hugo Weaving. “I focused on trying to shape this character, an elf who was very young and very long before the Council of Elrond,” said Robert Aramayo to CNNIndonesia.com some time ago.
“He (young Elrond) was really at the beginning of everything that made him the Elrond we know in the books. It was a very exciting prospect to play him and see him as a very unique young being.”
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On that occasion, he also expressed his admiration for Hugo Weaving who plays the character Elrond in the entire The Lord of the Rings film franchise, starting from The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), The Two Towers (2002), and The Return of the King ( 2003).
“No, I didn’t do that,” answered Robert Aramayo when asked if he had the opportunity to discuss with Hugo Weaving whether or not to play young Elrond. “I wish I could do that, I admire Hugo Weaving. He’s a very extraordinary actor,” he said.
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Elrond comes from a line of well-known Elves, including his father Eärendil who helped defeat Morgoth in the First Age, and his brother Elros who was the first King of Numenor.
At the beginning of The Rings of Power, Young Elrond has few achievements but so much family legacy to bear, one of which is when he and Elros are faced with a choice between elf and human inheritance. He will also be mentored by Supreme King Noldor Gil-Galad (Benjamin Walker) and is not yet a leader.
“He had a difficult relationship with his father. His father saved the world, so did his mother. His brother Elros is the King of Numenor. So much pressure for young Elrond,” he said as reported by Variety some time ago. The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is a prequel series set thousands of years before The Lord of the Rings universe began.
The story will transport audiences back to an era when great powers were forged, empires rose and fell, unexpected heroes were tested, hope faced uncertainty, and one of Tolkien’s greatest foes threatened to cover the entire world with darkness. The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power series premieres September 2 on Prime Video.