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Cate Blanchett Pitched a Secret Second 'Lord of the Rings' Role!

Cate Blanchett Pitched a Secret Second 'Lord of the Rings' Role!

Cate Blanchett originally had some other plans for the Lord of the Rings series!

The 51-year-old actress, who played Galadriel in the Peter Jackson movie series, originally pitched a secret cameo role to the director, she revealed on Marc Maron‘s WTF podcast.

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“For me it was super quick,” she said of her experience filming on set.

“There’s not too many chicks in the Tolkien universe. I loved it so much and I did say to Peter and [co-producer and co-writer] Fran [Walsh], 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?’ Of course I couldn’t because the timing shifted. But it takes them forever. For me, Galadriel it was just three weeks,” she said.

Cate first played Galadriel in 2001′s The Fellowship of the Ring, and is one of the only actors to be included in every Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movie.

Despite the current shutdown, Cate just boarded two new upcoming films. Find out what she’s planning to star in…

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