Daniel Weyman Opens Up About His ‘Very Important’ Character The Stranger in ‘Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’

Daniel Weyman is opening up about his mysterious character in The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.

The 45-year-old actor stars as “The Stranger” in the series, and in a new interview, says that his character is one of the most important ones in the show.

The Stranger will go by Annatar in the show, and according to a description, “brings with him powerful information on the forging of rings. The powerful magic that binds the rings may seal the fate of Middle Earth.”

Daniel opened up about why Annatar becomes so important.

“They were pretty clear at the beginning that what they were bringing me was a character who had, at his core, a really deep and primal purpose. He had a need to accomplish something; he had a desire to accomplish this thing. Once I began to tap into that, and feel that deep in the core, then other things flowed out of that,” he shared.

Ema Horvath interview The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power world premiere in London’s Leicester Square 

Daniel went on, saying “that was really important. Whether that was costume, or hair and makeup, or dialect and movement – all those things flowed from that very primal, guttural sense of, ‘I know what I need to do here. I know what I’m here for.’”

“That’s a joy to have as an actor, because there are some characters who never really know what their purpose is. They never really know what their desires are.”

However, Daniel is still mum about the mystery about him.

“As much as we don’t know about him, I think what we’re going to do – if we can stay with him – is to see that the way that he impacts communities around him is going to be dramatic. We are going to learn and learn and learn, and finding out what exactly is going on might not be so quick.”

There is also a rumor that Annatar might be a younger version of Gandalf – but nothing has been confirmed at all.

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power will premiere on September 2 on Prime Video.

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