DUBAI: Ema Horvath, star of the upcoming “Lord of the Rings” prequel series, stunned in an Elie Saab creation while promoting the show at a press event in Mumbai. The American actress looked radiant in the fully embellished gown from the Lebanese fashion label’s fall-winter 2022 ready-to-wear collection, complete with a fitted bodice and glittering full sleeves.
The cast and crew of the series arrived at the press event in colorful rickshaws, for a moderated chat with Bollywood stars Hrithik Roshan and Tamannah Bhatia. Also attending the event was “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” showrunner J.D. Payne, along with the ensemble cast of the series, including Robert Aramayo, Maxim Baldry, Markella Kavenagh, Charles Edwards, Lloyd Owen, Megan Richards, Tyroe Muhafidin and Nazanin Boniadi.
At the much-anticipated show’s Los Angeles premiere, the actress wore an ethereal piece by Monique Lhuillier. The full-length gown stood out for its sheer, embellished cape, adding a touch of other-worldly elegance.
“Rings of Power,” premiering on Sept. 2 worldwide on Amazon Prime Video, is set thousands of years before the events of “The Lord of The Rings” and “The Hobbit,” in a time period known as the Second Age. This Second Age is a much more peaceful era, as the rise of the Dark Lord Sauron has not happened yet.
In a recent interview, the “Lord of The Rings: The Rings of Power” actress said that the show will have a less apocalyptic look and feel than the movies. “You watch the movies, and everything is kind of apocalyptic almost. Especially for my character, who is on Numenor. It’s the most glorious, beautiful, vibrant, colorful thing in comparison to what we’ve seen before,” Horvath said.
Horvath plays the Numenorean lady Earien in the series, sister to Isildur, the same person who defeated Sauron in “Lord of the Rings” but then kept the One Ring for himself (thus allowing the Dark Lord to return in the Third Age).
“Our other brother has run away to the other side of the island we live on, and Isildur is threatening to do the same thing,” Horvath explained in an interview with TV Line. “(Earien is) a bit stressed trying to keep the family together.”