Cate Blanchett, otherwise known for her role in Lord of the Rings as Galadriel, fair lady of light, has taken on an exciting role in Marvel's latest film, Thor: Ragnarok. When you're playing a character known as the Goddess of Death, you're allowed a bit of mischief and mayhem, and from what we've seen in the movie trailers so far (effectively halting Thor's hammer, NBD), Blanchett has had a lot of fun tapping into the dark side of Hela.
The Asgardian Goddess of Death Hela is based on Norse goddess Hel, and is also the Marvel Cinematic Universe's first female villain (didn't notice that? Director Taika Waititi pointed it out.) In this Marie Claire Malaysia exclusive interview, Cate Blanchett talks about bringing Marvel's first major female villain to life.
How much fun has it been to play a demoness?
CB: I’ve had incredible fun playing with Hela because I think her capabilities are so surprising and so unusual. She’s not simply sinister. She also sometimes doesn’t want to kill people. There’s a bit of mischief in there and playfulness. And certainly, under Taika’s tutelage that comes out. I hope audiences are in for a roller coaster ride with Hela.
Thor: Ragnarok thunders into Malaysian cinemas on 26 October 2017.