‘The Hobbit': 7 Things You Need to Know (GALLERY)
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Why Is Cate Blanchett In This?
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Because she was in the original 'Lord of the Rings' films, playing Galadriel, a powerful elf. Trivia: Blanchett was one of the first original cast members to sign on to the prequel, despite the fact that her character does not appear in the novel.