Cate Blanchett joins ‘The Hobbit’ as Galadriel

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Australian actress Cate Blanchett will reprise her role as Galadriel in ‘The Hobbit’ according to E! Online.

In the original book, Galadriel was never mentioned, but it was known that the book doesn’t have any female characters. Perhaps, Jackson is trying to balance that out.

“Cate is one of my favorite actors to work with and I couldn’t be more thrilled to have her reprise the role she so beautifully brought to life in the earlier film,” Jackson said Tuesday.

The film will begin shooting in New Zealand in February.