news culture The Rings of Power: This magnificent scene from the Lord of the Rings series was hidden from all actors before editing
Broadcast on Amazon Prime Video, the series The Rings of Power appropriates Tolkien’s universe. The plot, which takes place 7,000 years before the events told in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, and covers the major events leading to the rise of Sauron. In the fourth episode, the spectators were able to discover a sumptuous scene. Well, know that the actors of the series discovered it at the same time as everyone else!
A scene hidden from the actors
In episode 4, the spectator rediscovers Moria and we can discover Disa, the wife of Durin IV, singing a melancholy funeral in the mountains. This music accompanied by choirs of dwarves, one of the peoples of Tolkien’s universe, is strikingly beautiful. In addition to the power provided by this song, the scene has a considerable impact when one discovers it and it is for this reason that the producers made sure that nobody sees this sequence. Sophia Nomvete, the actress who plays the role of Disa, has indeed revealed that she made sure to remain very secretive about this passage.
With the composers and their teams, we made sure that no one had heard this song before the day of shooting. Some of what you see on screen is a live performance, we’ve made sure no one has heard it before. The energy of all these people discovering this for the first time, or interpreting this for the first time…I almost passed out all day. It was like a connection between me and my know-how that will stay with me for a long time.
A performance hailed by all
When we discover this sequence, we can only be seized by the beauty of this scene and the events that follow. The spectators benefit from an exceptional performance and it is no coincidence that this moment will remain etched forever in the memory of the actress, made up as a singer for the occasion, a job she knows well.
It was one of my favorite moments of the whole filming of the season. It took me somewhere else for a moment, something happened inside me that I will keep for the rest of my life. It was about anticipation, about pulling something from the depths of my soul using my voice, which I love to do since I also have a background as a singer. Being able to use this gift in a very spiritual way impacted deep within me, as a person and as an actor.