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Cate Blanchett shocked at The Hobbit return

Cate Blanchett shocked at The Hobbit return

Dec 13 2012, 8:54am CST | by

Cate Blanchett didn't expect to appear in 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey'. The actress reprised her role as Galadriel from Sir Peter Jackson's award-winning 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy in the...

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Cate Blanchett shocked at The Hobbit return

Dec 13 2012, 8:54am CST | by

Cate Blanchett didn't expect to appear in 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey'.

The actress reprised her role as Galadriel from Sir Peter Jackson's award-winning 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy in the prequel, despite her character not appearing in J.R.R. Tolkien's novel on which the film is based, so she was pleasantly surprised when she was asked back.

Speaking at the film's Royal UK premiere at the Odeon cinema in London's Leicester Square on Wednesday night (12.12.12), she said: ''Galadriel's only glancingly mentioned in 'The Hobbit' so I had no expectation of being in the film. I was simply excited to see it as an audience member.''

The glamorous 43-year-old star relished the opportunity to reunite with cast and crew members from the original films when she returned to the New Zealand set where both 'Lord of the Rings' and 'The Hobbit' were filmed.

She added: ''I thought my job was done a decade ago. I was absolutely thrilled to come back for a week and visit everyone again.''

The premiere was attended by Prince William and marked the 65th royal film screening in aid of the Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund (CTBF), which supports industry workers in times of hardship.

The prince greeted the film's cast and crew and was presented with a 'Hobbit' goodie bag for his wife Duchess Catherine, who was unable to attend due to a recurring bout of hyperemesis gravidarum, a severe form of morning sickness, brought on by her recently announced pregnancy.

Other stars from the film who walked a special green carpet included Martin Freeman, Sir Ian McKellen and Andy Serkis as well as director Peter Jackson.

 
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How to Train Your Dragon 2 DVD Release Date: Revealed!

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Bale, Blanchett Join Jungle Book: Origins

Aug 20 2014 5:09pm CDT | Source: ign

Jungle Book: Origins just received a big infusion of cast talent, with Hollywood stars Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Naomie Harris, and more joining the Andy Serkis-directed film. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Bale (The Dark Knight Trilogy) will voice the panther Bagheera, while Blanchett (The Lord of the Rings), will take on the role of the python Kaa. Harris (Skyfall, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End) will lend her voi ...
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Andy Serkis' JUNGLE BOOK has scored Batman, Galadriel, Moneypenny, and Smaug for its cast!

Aug 20 2014 2:50pm CDT | Source: aintitcool

Rohan Chand will star as Mowgli. Read the full article on AICN A day after Benedict Cumberbatch's casting announcement, and now I am not so sure that Andy Serkis' JUNGLE BOOK: ORIGINS is fighting the losing battle I had assumed.   Serkis has landed a massive voice cast, along with a great young talent for his Mowgli. We're talking Christian Bale as Bagheera, Cate Blanchett as Kaa, Noamie Harris a ...
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Cate Blanchett, Christian Bale, others join Andy Serkis' 'Jungle Book'

Aug 20 2014 2:32pm CDT | Source: ew

Andy Serkis has completed his zoo of actors that will voice his adaptation of Jungle Book: Origins for Warner Bros. Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Naomie Harris, Tom Hollander, Eddie Marsan, Peter M ...
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Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett join Warner's 'Jungle Book: Origins'

Aug 20 2014 2:11pm CDT | Source: la times

Talk about a rumble in the jungle: Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett and Benedict Cumberbatch are among the big-name actors to join the cast of Warner Bros.' "Jungle Book: Origins," setting up a star-studded showdown with Disney's rival Rudyard Kipling adaptati ...
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‘Jungle Book: Origins’ Casts Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett & More

Aug 20 2014 1:44pm CDT | Source: screen rant

Two studios producing either very similar or identical films isn’t anything new. Over the next year we’ll witness another of these all too familiar showdowns when Disney’s live-action The Jungle Book releases in late 2015, followed by Warner Bros.’ Jungle Book: Origins a year later. Disney has director Jon Favreau helming their adaption of Rudyard Kipling’s short stories about the young jungle boy Mowgli and his animal companions, while ...
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Christian Bale Set For Jungle Book: Origins

Aug 20 2014 1:04pm CDT | Source: Empire Online

Naomie Harris, Cate Blanchett and more also aboardAndy Serkis’ jungle is becoming more crowded. Just yesterday, we reported that Benedict Cumberbatch had signed on to star in the actor’s directorial debut, a take on Rudyard Kipling’s famous tale called Jungle Book: Origins. There was a whole swathe of additional casting announcements today, with word that Christian Bale, Naomie Harris, Cate Blanchett, Tom Hollander, Eddie Marsan and Rohan Chand have all joined what ...
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Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett And Others Round Out Andy Serkis’ ‘Jungle Book: Origins’ Cast

Aug 20 2014 12:00pm CDT | Source: Slash Film

Director Andy Serkis is bringing the A-list to his first feature film, Jungle Book: Origins. After casting Benedict Cumberbatch as the voice of the evil tiger Shere Khan, he’s now added Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Naomie Harris, Tom Hollander, Eddie Marsan and Peter Mullan to the mix as the other animals. Rohan Chand, Jason Bateman’s co-star in Bad Words, is Mowgli and Serkis himself will be Baloo the bear. Which characters are each actor voicing? Read the full Jungle Book Origins cast ...
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Actresses flock to Blanchett’s ‘Maids’ hoping to land movie role

Aug 19 2014 12:02am CDT | Source: pagesix

Cate Blanchett’s performance in the Lincoln Center Festival’s presentation of Sydney Theatre Company’s production of “The Maids” set an unofficial record for the most actresses attending, ...
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Sandra Bullock Tops Forbes' Highest-Paid Actress List

Aug 4 2014 10:02pm CDT | Source: movie pilot

With the success of Gravity, Sandra Bullock walked away with $51 million between June 2013 and June 2014 making her the highest-paid actress in the 12 month period.Gravity went on to gross $716 million worldwide and won seven Oscars. Although Bullock was nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role, she lost to actress Cate Blanchett. Jennifer Lawrence Jennifer Lawrence came in second with $34 million ...
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