Playing the pivotal role of Galadriel in the Lord Of The Rings trilogy demanded actress Cate Blanchett do some unusual research - into how to live like an elf.

The Australian actress plays the Elf Queen in the phenomenally successful trilogy, and even though her part was filmed in just three weeks, Blanchett tried her best to research the role.

Cate says, "Those films will be long, long remembered. And it's all human experience, right? Or Elvish experience anyway.

"I tell you, I honestly had no idea how to prepare to be an elf. What do you do? You read the books. You put on the ears. Beyond that?"

25/07/2003 17:02