Solve the problem of dwarf women in The Rings Of Power

SINGAPORE – In The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002), dwarf Gimli (John Rhys-Davies) jokes that women of his race are so rarely seen by outsiders that they think “dwarves go out all simply holes in the ground”.

The joke became a prophecy because neither The Lord of the Rings (2001 to 2003) nor The Hobbit (2012 to 2014) films featured dwarf women in any significant way, while elf and human women had prominent roles. . This fault can be traced to the writings of JRR Tolkien, who mention them only briefly.

The Rings Of Power finally fills the void with the character of Princess Disa (played by English actress Sophia Nomvete), who is the wife of Durin, a dwarf prince played by Welsh actor Owain Arthur.

Like the human Halbrand, her character was invented for the Amazon show and does not appear in Tolkien’s works.

Nomvete, 32, says the inclusion of Disa is a “huge moment” for fans of Lord of the Rings stories because of her character’s range of possibilities – she’s kind, but also capable of being a “bada**”.

“There’s a warmth about her, a gentleness and a gentleness that works well compared to Durin. She’s strong, in a position of power and stands on par with her husband,” she adds.

She was speaking at an online press conference and sat with her teammates Leon Wadham, Trystan Gravelle and Benjamin Walker.

New Zealand actor Wadham, 22, plays Kemen, another character invented for the series, descended from a human line from the island kingdom of Numenor. Blessed by the spirits that forged the world, the Numenoreans are wealthier, stronger, and more technologically advanced than humans elsewhere.

Wadham says he was amazed at the support given to actors trying to understand the connection between Tolkien’s lore and how their characters should speak and move.

“There are so many people who care deeply about this project – there are dialect coaches, movement coaches and designers, and I was able to learn from them whenever I needed guidance” , he adds.

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