In an interview about her role in The Gift, Cate Blanchett (Galadriel) also discusses her enthusiasm for Lord of the Rings.
Here is an excerpt from Catherine Felty’s Mothership interview:
One of the biggest roles of her career, that of Galadriel in LORD OF THE RING ‘s trilogy which director Peter Jackson (HEAVENLY CREATURES, THE FRIGHTENERS) shot back-to-back-to-back in New Zealand to save on costs and ensure that New Line Cinema has a potential blockbuster for three consecutive winter’s (the first film due for release this November).
“People said I was crazy to commit to three weeks in the middle of the year,” she says of THE RING shoot. “But it’s one of those once-in-a-lifetime experiences. And you really sense that. There’s a real-life fascination with the books. After the Bible, they’re the most read pieces of literature in our time. I read THE HOBBITT as a child, but I’d never read the other books until I came to do the project, so it was fantastic.”
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