In 1989 fate brought Cate to Egypt, where she played as an extra in the film «Kaboria». Right until that moment she had never thought about becoming an actress, but after this debut, when she was paid 5 dinars and a meal, she returned to Australia and enrolled in the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) to pursue an acting career. She graduated in 1992 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts and was considered one of the most gifted students in her year by her professors.
It is really great to do something truly… insane. That is extraordinary. All I seek is new, extraordinary experience. I really like it when I haven’t the faintest idea how it will turn out.
Curious to know that while working on the trilogy, the actress never went out without a thick layer of sunscreen that protected her milky-white skin from the burning sun.
She could return to playing her favourite character in 2012 – this time Peter Jackson started working on the screen adaptation of «The Hobbit». He managed to stretch the short book to the size of his favourite format well-known by his fans – a trilogy. The second and third parts of «The Hobbit» franchise came out in 2013 and 2015, respectively.
Galadriel changed my life. «The Lord of the Rings» is the best thing that even happened to the fantasy genre.