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Cate Blanchett Was Set to Play Jessica Chastain’s Role in 'The Martian'

Cate Blanchett Was Set to Play Jessica Chastain’s Role in 'The Martian'

Cate Blanchett dons a metallic dress as she poses alongside her husband Andrew Upton at the opening night of King Lear on Saturday (November 28) at the Sydney Theatre Company in Sydney, Australia.

It was recently revealed that the 46-year-old actress was supposed to be in The Martian!

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Cate last year, she was going to play in The Martian. She was going to be the captain, Jessica [Chastain] doesn’t know that,” director Ridley Scott explained.

He added that unfortunately, “She couldn’t do it, she couldn’t fit it in.”

We think Jessica did an excellent job in the film instead!

FYI: Cate is carrying a Tod’s handbag.

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Photos: Getty
Posted to: Andrew Upton, Cate Blanchett

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