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Cate: Russell's 'not always easy'

Published 20/05/2010 | 13:16

Cate Blanchett had some 'robust conversations' with Russell Crowe on set
Cate Blanchett had some 'robust conversations' with Russell Crowe on set

Cate Blanchett has revealed working with Russell Crowe had its challenges.

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The Oscar winner plays Maid Marian alongside Russell's Robin Hood in Ridley Scott's epic blockbuster and hinted at a sometimes tense atmosphere on set.

"Russell is not always easy - his reputation both as an actor and as an intimidating presence precedes him, but he's always after making the best possible film," she told Parade.com.

She added: "I'm not backward in coming forward, so we had some, shall I say, 'robust' conversations. When I'm working, I like to push it right to the edge. I believe if you're going to do something, you should do it all the way."

Cate also said she tried to hold her own with the guys.

"The biggest challenge was they expected me to look more gorgeous than my male co-stars, which isn't easy when you're doing action stuff," she revealed.

"I loved the horse riding, and the moment where Marian gets all chainmailed up and rides off into battle. We had to ride these wild, wild ponies; some of them were really difficult to get on and none of them had saddles. We all galloped off and it was thrilling."

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