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Exclusive: Cate Blanchett Talks Indy IV
We're going to see Butch Blanchett?

27 September 2007  |  Written by Olly Richards  

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There are many words that come to mind when you think Cate Blanchett. Ethereal, maybe. Fantastically talented, certainly. Agreeably antipodean, even. "Butch" is not one of them. But that's what Blanchett recently told us we could expect of her character in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

“Oh, it’s so much fun,” she says of working on the franchise's fourth movie, “I’ve been having a ball. I went on set [recently] and Steven said, ‘I’ve got five really macho things for you to do today.’ He was so excited about butching me up. And I was such a fan [of the Indiana Jones movies], I grew up on them. I was completely in love with Harrison Ford, and still am. He’s a hottie, he’s definitely stood the test of time. And it’s fantastic to be working in a genre that Steven and Harrison know like the back of their hands. They grew up making these films together; it’s like a family, all the people who’ve worked on this franchise. And they’re so welcoming; it’s a really happy set to be on.”

Spielberg has been doing an admirable job of keeping plot points under wraps, but this certainly adds credence to the rumours doing the rounds that Blanchett's playing a villainess, possibly a Russian. One with a touch of androgyny about her, apparently.

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didn't we know all this? More

Posted by leroythemasochist at 20:14 on 01 October 2007 | Report This Post

I love scotch More

Posted by alimac at 16:54 on 01 October 2007 | Report This Post

I think Harrison's age will inform the story in a positive way. Karen Allen is back for another love-spar and Blanchette is hardly a teen. Indy trying it on with another Alison Doody at his vintage would be, well, pervy. More

Posted by almeidalives! at 21:19 on 27 September 2007 | Report This Post

RE: Story spoilers
See, I wasn't wrong was I? it's the 50's who else but the USSR be the villian?? More

Posted by Sphinx at 20:55 on 27 September 2007 | Report This Post

Story spoilers
I'm surprised Empire hasn't mentioned it yet, but an extra has leaked certain scenes from the movie, including stuff about Cate Blanchetts character. Story can be found at More

Posted by nclowe at 17:01 on 27 September 2007 | Report This Post

Hard Ass Blanchett
Yup great casting with Blanchett. Just simply cannot wait for this movie. More

Posted by shool at 16:58 on 27 September 2007 | Report This Post

Great casting
Well maybe she won't be a villian maybe she'll play Indys butch girlfriend either way it's great casting becuase she is a fantastic actress and is hot More

Posted by alimac at 16:10 on 27 September 2007 | Report This Post

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