Date: 4th July 2024

Cate Blanchett Joined 'Borderlands', in Part, to Escape 'COVID Madness'.


In a recent interview with Empire, Cate Blanchett talked about the reasons for her to join the upcoming film, "Borderlands". For those who don't play the game, "Borderlands" is about Lillith, a famous outlaw who returns to her home planet and joins up with a group of outcasts.

"The crazy asks are usually the things I gravitate towards; the things I could never conceive of," Blanchett said. "I think there also may have been a little COVID madness - I was spending a lot of time in the garden, using the chainsaw a little too freely. My husband said, ‘This film could save your life.'"

Cate Blanchett bought a PlayStation 5 so she could play 'Borderlands' ahead of taking on the role of Lilith in Eli Roth's film adaptation.

"My thumbs can barely control a phone, but I bought a PS5 and we played each other," Blanchett said. "I wanted to know the limits of the game and what fans loved about the character. I got really absorbed in that whole world: the cosplayers, the YouTube make-up tutorials."

Director Eli Roth has previously claimed that the flick will appeal to both newcomers and "hardcore gamers".

The 52-year-old director said: "You do not have to have played the game to enjoy the film."

"I wanted, you know, 'Fifth Element', 'Raiders of the Lost Ark', something totally fun. Like with 'Tomb Raider' if you didn't play the game you could still enjoy the movie. We've been able to craft a story with all kinds of Easter Eggs for hardcore gamers, but also a movie that's accessible for fans."

Source: Press Release