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Blanchett wants to be in Bond
Cate Blanchett. Picture: Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images.

Cate Blanchett says she would accept the role of a Bond villain in a heartbeat.

The Aussie actress is eager to land a darker, unglamorous role adding that Rosa Klebb in From Russia With Love is her favourite baddie of all time.

In an interview for the April issue of Harper's Bazaar UK, Blanchett said she is a huge fan of the 007 franchise.

"Oh God! Yes! I'd be there in a heartbeat. I love Lotta Lenya. She had a club foot and a limp. I'm not a purist in that way."

Meanwhile Blanchett said she is putting off plans to make her directorial debut because she fears she's too impatient to see a film to its completion.

The Oscar winner, who has served as the co-artistic director of the Sydney Theatre Company for the past three years, admits she has her sights set on one particular project - but she's hesitant to step behind the camera.

"There is a film I'd love to direct, but I just don't know if I've got the patience.

"In theatre, you can have an idea and get on with it. In film, you hear of people sitting on an idea for eight years, by which time the idea has changed and evolved and become something else."

The West Australian

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