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‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’ raises a speech of inclusion

As in a true region of Tolkien and as a family, this is how part of the cast of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Powerr, who is in Mexico this week to promote the premiere of the story on the Prime Video screen on September 2.

“It’s not cliché, but we gave everything for the series, this is more than a job, we became a true community, a family, we live from everything and there is so much love that we hope you can see it and it touches your heart“, said Ishmael Cruzwho gives life to Arondir.

This was the presentation of ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’ at CdMx

What was achieved by filming in New Zealand, despite the conditions imposed on the world due to the pandemic, was beyond what the cast and its creators imagined, This series offers a story that, beyond fantasy, proposes a discourse of inclusion.

“Talking about diversity from a gender perspective and from all points of view is great. Women are not really included in this production, they are rather in positions of power, “he explained. Sophia Nomvetewho plays Princess Disa.

“We women stand together, we have a voice, I think that’s very important, because it opens doors, I think it’s an extraordinary and revolutionary moment for the fantasy industry and we’re excited to be a part of it,” she added.

The screen rendering of diverse characters opens the door for fans of years ago and new followers who join Middle-earth, to have characters with whom they can identify, because history is also a reflection of the current world.

Ishmael Cruz | Photo: Haaron Alvarez

All identities are being represented, especially Latinos. It is important to have this conversation in the world, there is still a long way to go to expand the spaces of representation, but this story opens the door,” said Cruz.

For its part, Morfydd Clark, who plays Galadriel He explained how important it can be for little ones to see a story like this, “seeing this type of character can impact girls and boys, it is incredible that everyone can see this variety of people,” he said

The series is an extension of the universe created in the pages by JRR Tolkien and takes place thousands of years before the events of The Hobbit Y The Lord of the ringsin a time of apparent peace that will be interrupted by the arrival of Sauron, the Dark Lord.

“Everyone sees how colossal the series is, but, what is more, each one gave everything, despite the covid, we achieved our own community and this was our way of processing the changes in the world, the series is a reflection of who we are”, commented Ismael Cruz.

Cast of the series

The cast of the series | Photo: H.Aaron Alvarez

This story is spoken of as the most ambitious for Amazon Prime Video since they acquired the rights for more than 250 million dollars almost five years ago. And since then fans look forward to connecting with Middle Earth and its new characters.

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