When The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power first dropped on Prime Video last year, it was met with all sorts of responses, including fans who were highly critical of the prequel series.

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While some involved with the Prime Video series may have been phased by the negative reactions, Galadriel star Morfydd Clark has now opened up about them, and said she's found the critical conversation "interesting".

She told Den of Geek: "I think you create art for it to be critiqued. It doesn’t really exist as a piece of art if it’s not there to be looked at and discussed. I’ve been in a few horror films, and I’ve really loved the conversation about that. I think it’s kind of the same with fantasy, it taps into different parts of different people.

"So it’s been really interesting, actually. My sister’s very online and sends me the bits that she thinks I’ll find really interesting about people’s discussions of what they got from [The Rings of Power]."

Morfydd Clark as Galadriel in The Rings of Power
Morfydd Clark as Galadriel in The Rings of Power. Matt Grace/Prime Video

However, Clark was clear that this did not extend to those who were trolling the show's cast, saying: "I do think there is a big difference between critique and abusing people. I’m really proud that the show is cast the way it is and that there’s diversity in our cast. And it’s been wonderful now to have people critiquing it as a piece of art."

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The second season of Rings of Power went into production late last year and it was reported earlier this year that it would finish shooting without its showrunners on set, as the writers' strike in the US continues.

In April, Princess Disa star Sophia Nomvete revealed that fans can expect "just more of everything" in season 2, following the reveal of Sauron at the end of season 1.

She added: "How does every single world navigate his time, his reign and his force? And it is absolutely mind-blowing. I hope I'm allowed to say that, but it’s so desperately exciting. Disa is currently being described as a kind of joyful Lady M at the moment, which is amazing and really exciting to play.

"There is a lot to play for. There is a lot coming and I cannot wait to see it."

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power season 1 is available to stream on Amazon Prime Video in the UK – you can sign up now for a free 30-day Prime Video trial.

If you’re looking for something else to watch in the meantime, check out our TV Guide and Streaming Guide, or visit our dedicated Fantasy hub.

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