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10th May 2016

Cate Blanchett expresses interest in Star Wars… but only if it’s shot in Kerry

May the Cate be with you...

Cate Blanchett is one of the biggest stars going at the moment.

She’s a household name after playing huge roles in hit films for years such as Carol, Blue Jasmine and the Lord of the Rings trilogy. She’s an icon.

Following the appearance of the Irish island Skellig Micheal in Star Wars: The Force Awakens last year, the beautiful island has gained all sorts of attention – including that of Hollywood star Cate.

HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 28: Actress Cate Blanchett attends the 88th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)The beautiful blonde revealed she would be more than interested in playing a role in the Star Wars franchise as it would be her only chance to shoot on the fabled UNESCO Heritage Site — because nothing else will film there again.

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Speaking to The Sun, the two-time Academy award winner gushed:

“Isn’t it just the most awe-inspiring place. It’s like something out of a fantasy, out of the minds of the greatest artists. Truly breathtaking. Soaring out of the ocean.”

She confirmed she would only accept a role if the mystical Skellig Micheal was featured:

“Star Wars, I suspect, is probably a lot of fun. JJ Abrams is a gifted creator, I’d certainly be game. But it would have to be on Skellig Michael.

I suspect that may be the only time a crew is allowed to be there.”

Do you think she’d make a welcome addition to the cast?

I for one think she’d be unreal!