Oh, that’s been a real bore. She’s like, “Chris, please, I don’t know how to approach this scene. I don’t know how to walk. I don’t know how to talk properly. And the accent.” So that’s been exhausting having to kinda teach her. *laughter* No, I’m in love with Cate. My wife is too, so I can say that. *laughter* The fearlessness, she’s just insanely funny and smart and talented. It’s sort of too good to be true. Kind of like, what’s the catch?
When she came on set, she was talking about villains and how she’ll walk totally different than what you’ve seen. And I thought, “Oh, I wonder what she’s gonna do.” And I had a sort of image in my head. Then she came on and I was like “Wow, that’s what you do if you’re Cate Blanchett.” That’s why she is who she is. It’s so far from anything I’ve seen before and as intimidating and scary as it is interesting. You have an empathetic view, feeling toward her a lot of time, from what she’s doing. You’re kinda like, “Ah, she’s got a point maybe.” And then you’ve gotta remind yourself, she’s trying to kill us all.
She’s worked really hard at the start of the film, or pre-production, saying, “What does she really want?” What is it that Cate can relate to here and say, “I get what she is and her frustration, or what’s driving her.”
— Chris Hemsworth (Well, you’re working with Cate Blanchett in this film. What have you been able to teach her about acting? *Laughter*)