Marvel’s first fe­male vil­lain

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CATE Blanchett (pic) gorges on burg­ers af­ter she's done film­ing a movie.

The 48-year-old star, who plays Hela, the god­dess of death in the forth­com­ing Thor: Rag­narok, ad­mit­ted get­ting in shape for a role is not her favourite part of act­ing. So when she’s done with a movie, she re­wards her­self with fast food: “I get in shape, then I’m back to eat­ing ham­burg­ers.”

Blanchett was sur­prised to find out her char­ac­ter is Marvel's first fe­male vil­lain, so much so she didn’t be­lieve the news when she was told.

She said: “I didn't re­alise I was in­hab­it­ing the first fe­male Marvel vil­lain on­screen.

“I thought, ‘Surely not ... well, no ac­tu­ally that's true.’

“There have been many, many, many (fe­male vil­lains) in the comic books, but they’ve been a lit­tle tardy in bring­ing them to the screen, so hope­fully there will be a lot more vil­lai­nesses.”

The star knew she had to take on the part when she was told her char­ac­ter would be tasked with try­ing to de­stroy Thor's iconic ham­mer weapon.

The Os­car-win­ner said: “That had me at ‘hello’ ac­tu­ally. I thought that was re­ally ex­cit­ing that they were pre­pared to de­stroy Thor’s power in the first few min­utes. It’s a nice en­trance.” – Bang Show­biz

Photo: Hand­out

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