Elijah Wood and the original ‘Lord of the Rings’ cast put an end to racist criticism of ‘Rings of Power’
“Our world was never all white, fantasy was never all white, Middle-earth is not all white,” the statement read. “BIPOC belongs to Middle-earth and they are here to stay.”
Cast members face racist comments
“I fought so hard for this role for this exact reason,” he said. “I felt I could carry this torch. I made my elf the most elven, the most amazing, because I knew it was coming.”
“People of color exist in the world. And so I find it utter madness that we don’t exist or can’t exist in the world of fantasy, of all places.”
“This idea that anyone could know exactly what (Tolkien) would have wanted or liked is, I think, nonsense,” she said.
Córdova thanked Astin and Wood for supporting the cast of “Rings of Power.”