In the center of beauty and politics at the peak of the Second Age of Middle-earth is island-city state of Númenor ruled by Cynthia Addai-Robinson's Queen Regent Míriel and Trystan Gravelle's Pharazôn. The star reveal how they define regality is on The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.
Unbeknownst to the impending fall of Númenor in The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, Queen Regent Míriel and her cousin and most trusted advisor, Pharazôn, rules the kingdom thriving at the golden age of humanity.
Cynthia Addai-Robinson who plays Queen Regent Míriel and Trystan Gravelle who will be Pharazôn both shared to CBR.com how they put themselves into their characters and defined what Númenor regality is for people to look forward to.
From extraordinary make-up to extravagant costumes, Gravelle shared, "With the attention to detail, there's one in Númenor that had the elvish scratched off and had Adûnaic instead on one of the walls there. That's the attention to detail we're talking about here. It's right down to things like that -- a lot of thought and care has gone into that."
Addai-Robinson added, "I have many fine costumes all lovingly made, from my shoes to the tips of my hair, all hand-crafted and made accurate to the things that Tolkien described and also interpretations of Númenórean references."
Addai-Robinson expounded how she brought herself into her character, "It's also internal work versus external work because we're trying to bring truth and humanity to these stories and these characters. I'm playing a queen, so all the trappings of a queenly exterior."
Gravelle also explained how his origins helped with the poetic cadence of Tolkien's work, "Sindarin, I believe, is based on Welsh, and Welsh culture does lend itself to that sing-song poeticism. I think the arts and sports, just celebrating your culture stuff, that's encouraged in Wales. It was like home away from home, I guess."
Addai-Robinson also dug deep into her roots to bring out Queen Regent Míriel, "I actually found it quite fascinating to begin in my American self, shift into my British self, and then shift into my Númenórean self."
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power centers on Sauron who tricked the makers of the rings of power to forge it for him as he posed as Annatar, the Lord of Gifts, thus, the creation of the Rings of Power that will disrupt the peace on Middle-earth.
Set on the Second Age of Middle-earth, The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power will also be seeing the fall of the kingdom of Númenor after the golden age of humanity. How will the most powerful kingdom fall? Watch how the events unfold in the series to find out!
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is set to release on Amazon Prime Video on September 1 in the US and September 2 in other regions.