Blanchett overwhelmed on Robin Hood
Cate Blanchett was thrilled to ride horses in the Robin Hood film.
The Lord Of The Rings star dons armour to play Maid Marian in the Ridley Scott epic, which stars Russell Crowe as the legendary figure.
"My first day on set I found it breathtaking - I wouldn't say I am a master horsewoman, but I do like riding horses, it is a thrill," she told Entertainment Tonight.
Oscar-winner Russell found the physical aspects of playing Robin challenging, especially when he had to shoot arrows with a longbow.
"You're going to be firing while you're running while it's raining, so you need to be so familiar with that," he said.
He said the "gigantic" story, which will be released on May 12, will transport cinema-goers to another time and place.
"This is the sort of thing where you get the exact right costume. Every person in this cast has been having a lot of fun," he added.