The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power and Game of Thrones star Robert Aramayo discusses the differences between his characters in both shows.
Way back in 2016, Robert Aramayo made his debut in HBO’s series, Game of Thrones. In it, he played a younger version of Ned Stark after The Battle of the Trident. Specifically, it detailed the events that led up to his attempted rescue of his sister, Lyanna Stark. These scenes also revealed some of the show’s biggest twists regarding Jon Snow. This, however, would not be the only fantasy show Aramayo would appear in.
What Makes The Roles Different?
In early 2020, it was revealed that Robert Aramayo had been cast in a major role for The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power. The role eventually turned out to be a young version of the immortal elf, Elrond who was originally played by Hugo Weaving in the Peter Jackson films. In a recent interview with Variety, Aramayo broke down the biggest differences between his role in Rings and Game of Thrones:
“In terms of the secrecy, I don’t have any social media, and I try my best to stay away from stuff. They’re very, very different shows. My job on that and my job on this were very different. There, I was recreating the young Ned that we all knew and saw. That was the job. Whereas here, it’s way more important to the boys — and this is what I love about them — for me to study First Age stuff, and bring the legendarium to the table in this interpretation.”
Here is the synopsis for The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power:
This epic drama is set thousands of years before the events of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, and will take viewers back to an era in which great powers were forged, kingdoms rose to glory and fell to ruin, unlikely heroes were tested, hope hung by the finest of threads, and the greatest villain that ever flowed from Tolkien’s pen threatened to cover all the world in darkness. Beginning in a time of relative peace, the series follows an ensemble cast of characters, both familiar and new, as they confront the long-feared re-emergence of evil to Middle-earth. From the darkest depths of the Misty Mountains, to the majestic forests of the elf-capital of Lindon, to the breathtaking island kingdom of Númenor, to the furthest reaches of the map, these kingdoms and characters will carve out legacies that live on long after they are gone.
Amazon Studios is producing The Rings of Power in cooperation with the Tolkien Estate and Trust, HarperCollins, and New Line Cinema. J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay are serving as showrunners and executive producers on the series.
The ensemble for the show consists of Robert Aramayo, Owain Arthur, Nazanin Boniadi, Tom Budge, Morfydd Clark, Ismael Cruz Córdova, Ema Horvath, Markella Kavenagh, Joseph Mawle, Tyroe Muhafidin, Sophia Nomvete, Megan Richards, Dylan Smith, Charlie Vickers, and Daniel Weyman.
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power will premiere on September 1st on Amazon Prime Video. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the upcoming series and Robert Aramayo’s role in it and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.