Exclusive: Cate Blanchett Talks HOT FUZZ and THE HOBBIT

     March 24, 2011

Cate Blanchett talks HOT FUZZ and THE HOBBIT slice

Earlier today I got to speak with Cate Blanchett for director Joe Wright’s new movie Hanna.  While I’m embargoed from saying what I thought about the film, I’m sure it will surprise no one that I thought Blanchett was fantastic as a ruthless intelligence operative.

While I’ll have the full interview online the week of April 8th, I had to post what she said about two of her most famous roles.  As most of you know, Blanchett played Galadriel in Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings movies.  With production now underway in New Zealand on the two Hobbit films, I asked her what kind of part she has and when does she start filming.  Unfortunately, she has yet to see a script, and wasn’t sure when she starts filming.

However, for fans of Edgar Wright’s Hot Fuzz, we discussed the tremendous research she did in playing Janine (the police investigator that’s Simon Pegg’s ex-girlfriend).  Since she wore a mask during her brief scene, you may not have known she was in it.  But I’d argue her performance is the only reason the film works.  It was that important.  Hit the jump to watch:

Finally, a huge thank you to Cate Blanchett for being so cool and answering my Hot Fuzz questions…If you’d like to know more Easter Eggs in Hot Fuzz, I suggest checking out Wikipedia.


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