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 did you approach bringing her to life physically?
CB: What Taika and I spoke about really early on was trying to give Hela a bit of a journey, from someone who has literally been locked under the Asgardian stair, and rather cross for quite a number of millennia, to someone who is set on killing people.