Rings of Power Interview: Get to Know Markella Kavenagh




Markella Kavenagh already had a handful of experience and credits to her name before jumping into The Rings of Power, but Prime Video’s The Lord of the Rings series is about to send her star soaring in a very big way.

The show takes place before the events of Peter Jackson’s Hobbit and Lord of the Rings film trilogies, during the Second Age. While there is some that view it as a time of peace initially, Galadriel, played here by Morfydd Clark, senses evil brewing. While she sets off to face it head-on, Kavenagh’s Nori is living the nomadic lifestyle of a Harfoot. Even though Nori is very dedicated to her family, friends, and the community overall, she feels pulled towards bigger things, and that pull becomes especially strong when she encounters a mysterious stranger played by David Weyman.

With the first two episodes of The Rings of Power now available on Prime Video, it’s time to get to know Kavenagh a bit better. During our Collider Ladies Night Pre-Party interview we retraced her steps from first recognizing her eagerness to become an actor to scoring a role in one of the biggest franchises in pop culture history.

00:00 Introduction
00:28 Earliest Inspiration
01:23 What Does "Making It" Mean?
02:23 Working with Ewen Leslie
03:45 Favorite & Least Favorite Parts of Acting
05:35 Rings of Power Audition Process
06:37 Finding Nori on Set
07:37 Rings of Power’s Unsung Hero
08:49 Tackling Fantasy
10:21 Lessons Learned During Hiatus
12:08 Harfoot Costume Easter Egg
13:36 Nori’s Sense of Calm
14:51 "I’m just a Harfoot!"
16:21 Rapid Fire Questions

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