Megan Richards Is Portrayed As A Poppy Proudfellow In “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power”

Megan Richards, who starred in BBC One’s Wanderlust, will play Poppy Proudfellow in The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, a forthcoming hit series inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien’s literary series. This Friday, Prime Video’s much-anticipated adaptation of the Lord of the Rings world will premiere as an eight-episode series. The first two episodes will air at 9 p.m. ET on August 2, 2022.

According to the series’ official synopsis:

“We follow an ensemble cast of characters as they fight the re-emergence of evil in Middle-earth, beginning in a period of relative calm. These nations and personalities will leave legacies that will live on long after they are gone, from the deepest depths of the Misty Mountains to the gorgeous woods of Lindon, to the stunning island kingdom of Nmenor, to the furthest ends of the globe.”

The story will unfold over numerous seasons, documenting the Second Age, a period when Middle-earth lived in peace just before one of the greatest catastrophes swept across and inflicted havoc. The principal antagonist will be the evil Lord Sauron. That being said, meet Megan Richards, the English actress who will portray Poppy Proudfellow in The Rings of Power.

Everything you need to know about Megan Richards

Megan Richards, a 20-year-old English actress, previously starred in the BBC 1/Netflix series Wanderlust. Megan studied drama at The Brit School and West London Drama Training. She made her acting debut in the Nick Payne-created series Wanderlust in 2018. She was also a special guest on BBC1’s Doctors. Richards spent most of 2019 performing in Pan Tau, a German-made film. She also appeared at the Soho Theater in National Theater Connections’ production Extremism. She is a gifted singer and musician who also plays the piano, saxophone, and guitar.

Megan Richards

“I’m excited to portray a world that is just my imagination,” Megan Richards adds. The actress discussed the new series in an exclusive interview with Collider, expressing her enthusiasm for its launch.

According to Megan Richards,

“I’m pleased that we get to present a universe that is entirely fictitious. It’s nothing more than pure imagination taken to its logical conclusion. And I’m happy for people to witness all of the hard work that has gone into it, not only by the actors but by the crew and production as well.”

She continued,

“And just to truly see everything that’s been constructed, produced, envisioned, and to kind of immerse folks in the world that we’re lucky enough to play in.”

When questioned about her favorite episode of the eight-part series, Richards said,

“Many of the episodes have a lot of characteristics that I truly like. Something occurs in two, and something happens in three. I like the number seven. Let’s start with seven. Seven is a fantastic number.”

Megan Richards

She continued,

“We’ve got a lot of great things planned for two. So, if you think about the numbers two and seven, that’s when the adventure starts. You know, it’s the voyage of a series, right? That’s quite thrilling. It’s thrilling.”

Poppy Proudfellow is a Harfoot, one of the three hobbit species featured in the story, who appears with her closest buddy Nori (played by Markella Kavenagh). Richards allegedly called the two as “the ying to each other’s yang,” and they are sometimes likened to the Fellowship’s Merry and Pippen. Richards also said that her character is “the more careful of the two and attempts to restrain Nori.”

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