Here are some excerpts.
Daily Radar: What can you say about your Lord of the Rings experience?
Cate Blanchett: I had never done anything with blue screen before or prosthetics or anything like that. So, The Lord of the Rings was like stepping into a videogame. It was another world. I basically did it so that I could have the ears. I love the ears. They were so sweet; they actually made little bronze castings of my ears for me to take home.
DR: Had you read the books?
CB: I’d read The Hobbit but I hadn’t read The Lord of the Rings [trilogy]. I read them when I agreed to do the film.
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