A new rumor details that Amazon’s Lord of the Rings television show is continuing to expand its cast with Pirates of the Caribbean and Maze Runner actor Kaya Scodelario.
Sodelario played Carina Smyth in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Teresa in Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, and most recently Kat Baker in the TV series Spinning Out. She previously played Peshet in Clash of the Titans.
Not only does this new rumor detail that Scodelario is joining the show, but it also details who she could be playing.
The rumor comes from The One Ring who shared to Twitter, “RUMOR: Kaya Sodelario joining Amazon’s LOTR show, known from films like MAZE RUNNER, SKINS and Pirates of the Caribbean DMTNT.”
They add, “With over 2M followers quite possibly the most well-known actor on the show thus far.”
In a subsequent tweet they would speculate that she could be playing Arwen’s mother, Celebrían.
They write, “She definitely has a Liv Tyler aesthetic, and as Elrond & Galadriel are in the show it’s quite possible we are looking at Arwen’s mother: Celebrían, played by Kaya Sodelario.”
They would go on to provide further evidence for their rumor claiming that Lord of the Rings director JA Bayona has a penchant for casting multi-lingual actors like Scodelario.
They wrote, “Kaya Scods is Brazilian, and found success in the UK acting scene. This fits right in with director JA Bayona casting some of the most interesting multi-lingual, Spanish speaking actors currently on their way up.”
They would edit this tweet in a follow-up on writing, “EDIT: Meant to say – Brazilians like Kaya speak Portuguese while JA Bayona hails from Spain, they are each unique dialects but part of the family of Romance languages.”
They would also indicate that Scodelario indicated she had taken a flight from the UK more than likely to New Zealand on Instagram. The One Ring explained, “She posted on instagram from a 27-hour flight UK to most likely NZ, where LOTR is currently one of the only major films IN THE WORLD to be filming right now, and the NZ government has given the production a “fast pass” through border restrictions.”
That Instagram post has since been deleted.
The One Ring goes on to note that Scodelario is also moving her family to New Zealand for at least a year.
Scodelario did post on Instagram back in July that she would not be in England for at least a year.
She wrote, “The Great British Summer. GOnna miss you England. You grey, cold, windy (-great kite flying conditions tho) sarcastic MISERABLE island. See you next year Blighty.”
Just 7 days ago she would confirm she was leaving the UK writing, “England decided to be ridiculously beautiful 5 days before we move. I’m gonna miss sunsets, pubs, sarcastically ripping into friends, and singing along to Come on Eileen with strangers.”
The One Ring also reports that Scodelario had posted a Lord of the Rings posters to her Instagram feed as well and then subsequently deleted it.
They wrote, “in a now deleted post, Kaya had a LOTR poster.”
That post which was shared to an Instagram fan account claimed, “we all know that kaya is leaving the uk right now for a year. she said in her latest instagram story that the flight is 27 hours long.”
They then added, “as a leaving present her friends gave her a poster with all there faces on lord of the rings’s characters. amazon prime is currently doing an tv series adaptation of LOTR and they are filming in new zealand. it takes about 27hours to go from london to new zealand.”
“Also she is staying away for a year so scodelario_daily assumed that she might do first the LOTR series and then the resident evil reboot,” they added.
Finally, the post concluded, “Also i know that nothing has been confirmed yet or maybe this all won’t be even happening. it’s just a theory.”
That post appears to have been deleted as well.
Nevertheless, The One Ring is running with the rumor and theory. In a follow-up tweet they wrote, “Is this Arwen’s mother Celebrían? Actress Kaya Scodelario en route to LOTR set in NZ, friends include Thrones’ Maisie Williams and our own EDITH #TOLKIEN actress Lilly Collins.”
Celebrían was an Elven noblewoman and the daughter of Celeborn and Galadriel. She was the wife of Elrond and the mother of Elrohir, Elladan, and Arwen.
She is mentioned in Appendix B of The Return of the King. In TA 109 she married Elrond. In TA 130 she gives birth to her twin sons Elrohir and Elladan. In 241 she gives birth to Arwen.
In 2509 as she was journeying to Lorien, she was “waylaid in the Redhorn pass, and receives a poisoned wound.” In The Fellowship of the Ring it is revealed that she not only received a poisoned wound, but was tormented in the dens of the orcs. By 2510 she would sail West and depart over the Sea.
What do you make of this rumor regarding Kaya Scodelario? Do you think she will be joining the cast of the Lord of the Rings? Will she play Celebrían?