Today, one of the most popular epic fantasy series, The Wheel of Time
, comes to Prime. Set in a world where only women are allowed to perform magic, Moraine (Rosamund Pike) of the powerful Aes Sedai travels to the small town of Two Rivers in search of the Dragon Reborn, who legend says will either save or destroy the world. There, she starts a dangerous journey with five candidates of the prophecy.
With the book series being so popular, fans, of course, have their own expectations of what the characters have been like. Madeleine Madden, who plays Egwene, one of the candidates, told SciFi Vision during a roundtable interview that regardless, the fan base has been a positive. “Of course, the series has a very passionate and loyal fan base,” said Madden, “which has really embraced us, and…we have used [it] multiple times as a wonderful resource to help us with our characters or with the story in general. Of course, people have expectations in their heads, and they're very loved characters, but, we, from my point of view, have been very embraced by the community. I think people are just very excited for this show to finally be made and to be on our screens so soon. So, it's been a real joy for us, and I know I can speak for all of the actors that have worked on this, have worked their butts off and given it their all. So, I think people will be really happy with [our] portrayal of these characters.”
Madden told journalists that Egwene is a privilege to play. “I got my my audition to play Egwene, and I had three scenes that were incredibly different. One showed her more softer romantic side, one showed her more eager, determined to learn side, and then one her really strong, steely side, and I just thought, ‘Wow, this is a really fleshed out character and a really strong woman that it would be an honor to play.’