Cate Blanchett Wanted A Second Role In The Lord Of The Rings

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Cate Blanchett played Galadriel in Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings series, but if she had her way, she would have pulled double duty by portraying a second character.

Appearing on the WTF With Marc Maron podcast, Blanchett said she pitched Peter Jackson and co-writer Fran Walsh on the idea of her playing a dwarf woman during a banquet scene in the epic fantasy movie. The Australian actress lobbied to play the role to help create another female character in a film franchise that is focused on men.

“There’s not too many chicks in the Tolkien universe,” she said (via CinemaBlend). “I loved it so much and I did say to Peter and Fran, they were doing a banquet scene with a whole lot of dwarves. I always wanted to play the bearded lady, so I asked them, ‘Could I be your hairy wife woman when you pan across the banquet table of dwarves?'”

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