Madrid (EFE).- Orlando Bloom, known worldwide for “The Lord of the Rings” and “Pirates of the Caribbean”, and the actress and supermodel Cara Delevingne have assured EFE that the second and final season of “Carnival Row”, which opens next Friday, it will be “fierce and wild, with a lot of tension.”
Set in a Victorian fantasy world filled with mythological creatures struggling to coexist with humans, the series returns to Prime Video on February 17, after a four-year hiatus due to the pandemic.
Through fantasy, this period drama encourages reflections on current conflicts, such as immigration, class differences and racial tensions. “Fantasy always analyzes reality in its background,” says Bloom, an icon of this genre especially for his elf Legolas in Tolkien’s universe.
Bloom believes that the series casts “a hard look” at society but is convinced that at those “extreme crossroads” and “when everything turns upside down” is the ideal time to discern “what is truly important.”
His character in “Carnival Row” is Rycroft, a human detective who falls in love with the fairy Vignette (Delevingne), a forbidden love. According to Bloom, Rycroft will face situations that many viewers will be able to identify with.
“It could be any of us, the series explores his complicity with others, the relationship with the people he loves and his way of behaving in community,” explains the actor, who debuted more than two decades ago with a small role. television in the series “Midsomer Murders”.
Delevingne, who has developed her modeling and acting career in parallel and has participated in films such as “Suicide Squad” (2016) and “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets” (2017) by Luc Besson, says she feels quite identified with her character in “Carnival Row” whom she defines as “politically incorrect, sensitive, a fighter and a warrior”.
Vignette is a fairy who, after trying to help her family escape a war-torn land, goes to the barricades to fight for coexistence with humans.
“I share many things with her, I would never give up on something that involved people important to me,” the English actress told EFE. “She is faithful to her heart, sensitive and very strong (…), I connect with her although, fortunately, I have much less adversity in life.”
Delevingne won the model of the year award in 2012, coinciding with her big screen debut as Princess Sorokina in Joe Wright’s “Anna Karenina”. The multifaceted icon of rebellion was also Karl Lagerfeld’s muse in his last stage against Chanel and walked the international fashion circuits for several seasons.
Currently, further away from the catwalks, she occasionally collaborates with Rihanna’s Fenty firm and her last show was in 2022 by the Parisian firm Ami Paris, in front of the Sacre Coeur basilica in the French capital.
“I focus on acting because it allows you to get into adversities that are not yours, it requires work but it makes you learn from scratch,” he says.
In his opinion, acting offers the possibility of “lifelong learning” and he believes that life is the best school for it: “I have evolved a lot since my beginnings, I have much more confidence.”
Created by René Echevarria and Travis Beacham, “Carnival Row” is one of the most anticipated series premieres of the month of February. The final season consists of ten episodes that will be released weekly starting this Friday on the Amazon video platform.