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Rings Of Power Star Discusses Bronwyn’s Season 1 Growth

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power star Nazanin Boniadi discusses Bronwyn’s character growth over the course of season 1. Set thousands of years before the events of Peter Jackson’s acclaimed The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Prime Video’s new fantasy epic chronicles the rise of evil during the Second Age of Middle-earth. The Rings of Power features several familiar characters, like Sauron, Galadriel (Morfydd Clark), and Elrond (Robert Aramayo), but also introduces many new ones, including Boniadi’s Bronwyn, Ismael Cruz Córdova’s Arondir, Tyroe Muhafidin’s Theo, and many others.

Like Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen) and Arwen (Liv Tyler) in The Lord of the Rings, Bronwyn and Arondir are in the midst of a Human-Elf relationship. Bronwyn is introduced in The Rings of Power as the strong and capable mother to Theo, who attempts to warn her village in the Southlands about an Orc incursion. When nobody believes her, Bronwyn ends up coming face to face with an Orc herself, eventually decapitating it and presenting the head as proof of her claims. In later episodes of The Rings of Power, Bronwyn takes on more of a leadership role, spurring her fellow villagers to fight back against Adar (Joseph Mawle) and his small army of bloodthirsty Orcs.

In a new interview with Collider, Nazanin Boniadi reflects on Bronwyn’s growth thus far in The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power season 1. The actor discusses why the growth is particularly rewarding for her and offers her thoughts on how Bronwyn will have changed by the end of the season. Check out Boniadi’s full comment below:

“I love that scene, episode two where people don’t believe her in the tavern, and then she comes back, and she slams the orc head on, you know, and it’s like, ‘oh, now do you believe me,’ you know? It’s sort of like this room filled with disbelieving people, a lot of disbelieving men, and this woman, strong woman coming in and saying, ‘Here’s the evidence,’ and I just I find that so empowering. But you’re right, up until that point, she was kind of scoffed at and dismissed, and she has to earn everything that she’s getting the trust of her people, and even when she gives that speech [and] people walk away. So by the end of the season, hopefully, she’s earned most of her stripes. I love that. There’s nothing quite like playing someone where that’s earned.”

What’s Next For Bronwyn on The Rings Of Power?

When audiences last saw Bronwyn, she is tending to the wounded after the massive volcanic eruption in the Southlands. While much of The Rings of Power episode 7 was dedicated to exploring the aftermath of the eruption, episode 6 could be a strong indicator of the role that Bronwyn will come to occupy in later episodes and seasons. Episode 6 sees Bronwyn and Arondir essentially commanding the villagers, which might be sitting them both up for greater leadership roles down the line as Darkness continues to brew within Middle-earth.

Although Bronwyn seems destined to exert more leadership over her fellow villagers, Theo could also significantly factor into her character moving forward. Recent episodes have teased that there’s a certain element of darkness and violence within Theo, which could present a major challenge for Bronwyn to overcome as the story in The Rings of Power continues to unfold. It remains to be seen how Bronwyn will continue to evolve in The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power but Boniadi’s comment certainly suggests she will only become more crucial in the ongoing battle between the forces of good and evil in Middle-earth.

Source: Collider

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