How Galadriel Became One of Lord of the Rings' Most Fascinating Characters

The Rings of Power

a massive Lord of the Rings prequel

 without a protagonist

The first season of the show alone features 22 series regulars

and takes place in six or seven different countries

But the series' closest thing to a hero may be the immortal and strong elf Galadriel

When researching the new Prime Video series for TIME's cover story

I talked to actors Morfydd Clark and J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay

How Galadriel Became One of Lord of the Rings' Most Fascinating Characters