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Cate Blanchett on Playing Thor's First Female Villian: 'Can You Believe We're Having This Conversation & It's 2017'

Cate Blanchett on Playing Thor's First Female Villian: 'Can You Believe We're Having This Conversation & It's 2017'

Cate Blanchett is the first female villain (Hela: Goddess of Death) in the Thor franchise, and she’s speaking out about why this is even a conversation in 2017.

“Well let’s face it: as a woman, these opportunities have not in the past come up very frequently and I think there’s a revolution happening from within Marvel. I’ve seen so many of the Marvel franchises, particularly being the mother of four. They tend to be the only type of film particularly having young boys. But for me as an actor, this is separate is my desire to work with [director] Taika Waititi,” Cate told EW.

“Can you believe it? Can you believe we’re having this conversation and it’s 2017 and we’re talking about the first female villain? It’s ridiculous. There’s so much untapped potential villainy in women. It’s really exciting. I think finally it’s beginning to be acknowledged that women and men want to see a diverse array of characters, and that’s race, gender across the sexual spectrum,” Cate continued.

Also pictured inside: Cate checking out of her hotel on Monday (March 20) in New York City.

FYI: Cate is wearing Sunday Somewhere sunglasses.

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  • lost_girl

    did i read it right, that she is the first female villian, or just in marvel?? because there are plenty of movies with a female villain.

  • Nostalgia

    The question was “You’re Thor’s first female villain. Was that part of the appeal?” – so the interviewer meant in the Thor franchise.

  • Toni gee

    I luv how they did her makeup for this role. She looks awesome.

  • Yaara

    Was there EVER a female villian in marvel movies?

  • lost_girl

    ok thanks, then that makes sense

  • lost_girl

    in the comics TONS, but for film No.

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