“Jennifer Lawrence would have been a better pick”: First Look at Cate Blanchett in Eli Roth’s Borderlands has Fans Fuming

Cate Blanchett looks absolutely dope as Lilith in her upcoming movie, Borderlands.

“Jennifer Lawrence would have been a better pick”: First Look at Cate Blanchett in Eli Roth’s Borderlands has Fans Fuming

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  • Cate Blanchett's first look as the infamous thief, Lilith in the upcoming movie Borderlands, was released recently.
  • Although most of the fans are absolutely stunned by Blanchett's first look as the famous outlaw, some took to X and revealed that they would have preferred Jennifer Lawrence in the role.
  • Eli Roth talks about working with Cate Blanchett in Borderlands after she first worked with the actress on 'The House With a Clock in Its Walls'.
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A lot of successful movies and series have been released in recent years that were based on video games. The two-time Academy Award winner, Cate Blanchett has also been recently associated with a similar project, Borderlands, in which she will be portraying the lead role of a legendary thief, Lilith.

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The director of Borderlands, Eli Roth opens up about working with Cate Blanchett

Cate Blanchett is one of the most established actresses in the industry. Although the Australian actress lives more of a low-key life, she has been making a lot of headlines recently as she is all set to appear as a famous outlaw, Lilith in Borderlands, which is based on a video game of the same name.

Borderlands was first announced almost 9 years ago in 2015 but due to internal troubles, the production of the movie did not start for years. In the year 2020, Eli Roth was chosen as the director of the movie and Cate Blanchett was announced as the lead actress.

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Roth first collaborated with Blanchett in the 2018 fantasy movie, The House With a Clock in Its Walls. When it was announced that the actress would portray the role of Lilith in the movie, Borderlands, Eli Roth issued a statement praising Blanchett. She said,

“I’m so lucky to have the amazing Cate Blanchett starring in ‘Borderlands.’ We had the most incredible collaboration together on ‘The House With a Clock in Its Walls,’ and I believe there’s nothing she can’t do. From drama to comedy and now action, Cate makes every scene sing. Working with her is truly a director’s dream come true, and I feel so fortunate that I get to do it again on an even bigger scale.  Everyone brings their A-game to work with Cate, and I know together we’re going to create another iconic character in her already storied career.”  (Via Variety)

Some pictures of Cate Blanchett in the outfit of her character from Borderlands were released recently, and netizens have had some mixed reactions, to say the least.

The Internet divides as pictures of Cate Blanchett from the filming of Borderlands are released

The netizens argue amongst themselves almost all the time whenever the first look of a huge character is released and the same thing is happening with Cate Blanchett’s portrayal of Lilith.

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A lot of fans were really excited to see Cate Blanchett as Lilth in Borderlands before the release of images of her character. However, after PEOPLE recently uploaded the first look of Blanchett as the famous thief in the upcoming movie, some fans took to X(formerly Twitter) and went on to mention that Jennifer Lawrence would have looked better in the role of Lilith.

Cate Blanchett as Lilith in Borderlands
Cate Blanchett as Lilith in Borderlands | Source: PEOPLE

One fan wrote, “Now this will be lit, Jennifer Lawrence would have been a better pick though.”

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However, most of the fans are in complete awe after seeing the first look of the Blue Jasmine actress as Lilith.

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Although most of the fans are impressed by Cate Blanchett’s first look as Lilith, some did not see eye to eye on the matter and went on to mention that the actress is now too old to portray the character to perfection.

Borderlands is all set to be released later this year on August 9, 2024.

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Written by Shikhar Tiwari

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Shikhar Tiwari is a Hollywood news author at Fandom Wire. He is a student at Manipal University Jaipur currently aspiring to be a Computer Science Engineer. Shikhar loves to combine his passion for writing with his love for Hollywood updates.