Vickers explained that he understood why he wasn’t told Halbrand’s history right away, saying the show’s crew had “the best intentions” when it came to hiding the information. Once discovered, however, he managed to keep his on-screen performance intact – while diving into some off-screen research. “Honestly, when I learned it, it didn’t change my approach too much for the day,” says Vickers. ScreenRant. “It just changed the fact that I was able to delve into more of the lore and more books.”
The actor seems committed to getting the full context of Tolkien’s vast bibliography, and said he’s currently working on the author’s collected letters, “The Silmarillion,” and the tenth volume of the series. Christopher Tolkien “History of Middle-earth,” called “Morgoth’s Round.” His Tolkien scholarship might even help him playing the cheater. “So I can really pinpoint Tolkien’s thoughts on Sauron,” says Vickers. “And then I hope that subconscious work that I did just to inform my decisions for the day.”
The show’s second season, which has been green-lit and is currently in production, will certainly include new challenges for Vickers, as he no longer has to face a secret identity, but can show off. character in his completely duplicate glory. The actor calls season 1 Sauron his “repentance phase,” but the villain looks no longer regretful by the time the finale’s final scene sees him ominously standing on the ruins of Mordor. We won’t know exactly what’s next for him until season 2 premieres, but like Vickers, in the meantime, we’ll be poring over Tolkien’s texts to find out what next for the one-time and future conqueror of Middle-earth.
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