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Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power star Sophia Nomvete won role days after giving birth and cast helped babysit in New Zealand

The Rings of Power will introduce female dwarves to the franchise for the first time (Picture: Amazon Prime Video)

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power star Sophia Nomvete has opened up about how close the cast were behind the scenes, revealing how they helped babysit her newborn shortly after she gave birth.

In just one month, fans of JRR Tolkien’s writing will finally be able to watch the series set in the Second Age of Middle-earth, thousands of years before the events of The Hobbit and the original LOTR trilogy.

The show will introduce viewers to the first female dwarves depicted on screen in the franchise, including dwarven princess Disa, played by Sophia.

The actress previously revealed that she auditioned for the role days before giving birth – and has shared in a new interview that she found out she’d won the role mere days after welcoming her baby daughter.

She recalled how when she arrived in New Zealand for filming, her co-stars were quick to offer their babysitting services to help out her and her husband.

‘It took a village, and she was raised by everyone and knew everyone,’ she told Entertainment Weekly. ‘People were learning how to change nappies. It was amazing.’

Robert Aramayo, who plays the younger version of the elf Elrond previously depicted by Hugo Weaving in the films, chimed in to add: ‘I can’t believe I’m capable of babysitting, but apparently I am.’

Just like Sophia Di Martino’s costume on the set of Marvel series Loki, Sophia’s costume was designed so that she could easily breastfeed her baby, with seams cleverly placed on the shoulders.

It’s believed that The Rings of Power is the most expensive series ever made, with it being reported last year that it would cost a ‘record-breaking $465million (£382m) to make’.

Sir Lenny Henry stars as harfoot Sadoc Burrows in the series (Picture: Amazon Prime Video)

The synopsis teases how the show 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 one of the greatest villains 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 reemergence of evil to Middle-earth,’ it states.

‘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 farthest reaches of the map, these kingdoms and characters will carve out legacies that live on long after they are gone.’

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power premieres on Friday September 2 on Amazon Prime Video.

 


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