Lord of the Rings: Cate Blanchett Wanted To Play Surprising Second Character

Cate Blanchett's ethereal beauty defined Galadriel in The Lord of the Rings films, but the actress pitched a second role to director Peter Jackson.

Lord of the Rings: Cate Blanchett Wanted To Play Surprising Second Character

No other actress could have embodied the role of Galadriel as Cate Blanchett did in the 2000s The Lord of the Rings trilogy, but the Australian actress pitched a second role to director Peter Jackson. Blanchett dominated all of her scenes in the early 2000s films, aided by her ethereal beauty, which asserted it was the role she was born to play. The success of The Lord of The Rings, which collectively won a whopping 17 Academy Awards, rocketed her to superstardom. The actress has gone on to star in other blockbuster hits, as the wicked stepmother in the 2015 live-action remake of Cinderella and Hela in 2017's Thor: Ragnarok. Blanchett has remained a mainstay in Hollywood for over two decades.

Blanchett rose to international attention after her role as Elizabeth I in 1998’s Elizabeth. She starred in countless critically acclaimed films like Carol, alongside Rooney Mara. She returned to Middle Earth and reprised the role of Galadriel for trilogy. Blanchett is known to play strong female characters. She has won two Academy Awards, one for Best Actress in 2013 for her role as a fallen-from-grace socialite in Blue Jasmine, and her historic Best Supporting Actress win in 2004’s The Aviator, starring Leonardo DiCaprio. Blanchett is the only actress to have won an Oscar portraying an Academy-Award winning actress, in the role of Katherine Hepburn.

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During Blanchett’s recent interview on , she revealed that she proposed a second appearance in The Lord of The Rings to director Peter Jackson in an attempt to up the lacking female energy. Blanchett said, “I did say to Peter and Fran, 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?'” Had everything panned out, it would make an incredible Easter egg, but the shooting schedule didn’t line up.

Amazon plans to produce a series, drawing information from other Tolkien texts like The Silmarillion. Blanchett, unlike some of her other co-stars, like Orlando Bloom and John Rhys-Davies, has yet to comment on the return to Middle Earth. It is unclear if Galadriel will appear in the new series. For now, the world will remain blessed with Blanchett’s portrayal of the powerful elven queen of Lothlórien.

It’s delightful that almost two decades since its premiere, details still emerge about the epic shoot of the previously dubbed “unfilmable series.” Blanchett’s suggestion to Jackson came as a solution to the few women characters present in the world of Middle Earth. after his defining experiences in World War I, fighting for England in the trenches, a masculine space. Between his own life and the time of publication,  the lack of female representation in the series is unsurprising. It’s encouraging that Blanchett tried even in the early 2000s to remedy the lack of feminine energy by throwing on a beard and playing a dwarf.

Next: Lord Of The Rings Characters Who Could Appear In Amazon's TV Show

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Friends: How Joey's Best Man Speech At Ross' Wedding Created A Plot Hole

Friends has many plot holes, among those one Joey created during his best man speech at Ross' rehearsal dinner in London. Here's how it happened.

Friends: How Joey's Best Man Speech At Ross' Wedding Created A Plot Hole

has a couple of plot holes and inconsistencies, and Joey ended up creating one when he gave a speech during Ross and Emily’s rehearsal dinner. Created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman, Friends debuted in 1994 and had a very successful run of 10 seasons, to the point where it’s regarded as one of the greatest TV shows of all time. Friends’ fanbase grew in recent years thanks to its time at Netflix, and fans are now waiting for its new home, HBO Max, to launch.

Friends followed six young adults living in New York City and doing their best to navigate through life in the big city and everything adulthood threw their way. Phoebe, Joey, Monica, Chandler, Rachel, and Ross went through many ups and downs in 10 seasons, including a couple of weddings, most of them courtesy of Ross. When he was about to marry Emily in London, the group (except for Phoebe and Rachel, though the latter flew there at the last minute) was by his side, and Joey was his best man – or “the worst best man”.

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Joey wasn’t counting on getting homesick when in London, and it showed in his best man speech at the rehearsal dinner, with which he also created a plot hole.

In season 4’s episode “The One with Ross’ Wedding”, the group prepares for Ross and Emily’s wedding, as they decide to move forward with it even though Emily’s dream venue wasn’t ready yet. Meanwhile, Joey began to struggle with homesickness after calling Phoebe and watching Cheers, which translated to his best man speech later on. At the rehearsal dinner, Joey congratulates the couple and begins to talk about how he met Ross before he’s struck by a wave of nostalgia over his home city. Joey says he “first met Ross at this coffee house back in New York”, but an earlier episode showed that wasn’t true.

Season 3’s episode “The One With The Flashback”, takes a look back at the lives of the group way before the pilot episode. In it, Central Perk wasn’t a coffee house but a bar where they all hung out (just like they did in Central Perk back in the present). After Mr. Heckles sent Chandler’s new roommate away, he ended up accepting Joey, and they quickly bonded over their love for Baywatch and beer. Later, Phoebe, Ross, Monica, Chandler, and Joey met at the bar and Ross told them that Carol is a lesbian, with Joey replying “cool!” before they realized they hadn’t been introduced yet. Although the bar later became a coffee house, Joey and Ross met when it was still a bar, and so what he said in his speech creates a minor plot hole. has many inconsistencies, including how they all met, but this might be one of the smallest and most harmless ones.

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