Cate Blanchett talked with MTV
News about her return to the throne in Elizabeth: The Golden
Age, which opens Friday; her daring choice to play Bob Dylan
in I'm Not There, and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom
of the Crystal Skull; which she calls a "big
bar of chocolate"! Cate added that she had wrapped her
scenes in Indy 4 on Saturday. Here
follows an excerpt from MTV's
MTV: Which is your favorite Indy film?
Blanchett: "I have
a soft spot for the first one because I adore Karen Allen. This
one is a big bar of chocolate and you want to eat the whole thing.
I'm really looking forward to this slotting into the boxed set."
MTV: Do you get the sense that it will fit in
and not feel out of place with the others because so much time
really hard to say, isn't it? I did feel on the first day [like],
"I know the iconography of this." When they were setting
up the shot and I was walking into the frame, it felt familiar
and strange at the same time."
MTV: Have you finished filming?
Blanchett: "I wrapped
on Saturday. They have a couple more weeks. It meant a lot to
me. And it meant an enormous amount to my kids. They were on set,
and Steven was great with the children. They loved all the effects
and the stunts. It was a real riot for them."
MTV:Have you gotten bruised up? I would assume
some significant stunt work is involved.
Blanchett: "Oh, baby.
Spielberg kept saying he was butching me up."
MTV: Are there any giant boulders chasing after
Blanchett: "Not that
I remember. Maybe that's when I was knocked unconscious."
MTV: There's so much secrecy around this movie.
Who have you shared the plot with? Your family?
Blanchett: "Are you
going to take them hostage?"
MTV: Yes, that was my plan.
Blanchett: "I wouldn't
put them in that danger. [She laughs.] No, very few people have
seen the script. Only department heads have seen the script."
Cate Blanchett recently told Empire
Magazine (beware, they mention SPOILERS!) that working on the
upcoming Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
is "so much fun,":
"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."
Click here to read Empire's
full (spoilers!) article. And don't forget to check out MTV
News' great interview with the most revered actress working
Thanks to Logan and 'Hammy Skillet' at The
Raven for the heads up.