Cate Blanchett has revealed that she wanted to return to the role of Galadriel because she felt more 'mature as an actress' than she did the first time around.
The Oscar winning actress is set to reprise the role of elf Galadriel in Peter Jackson's adaptation of The Hobbit - the first part hitting the big screen later this year.
Blanchett admits that Galadriel is a very special character for her and she didn't need too much persuasion to return.
Speaking to Milenio the actress said: "I'm more mature as an actress; that's what made me want to play her again.
"Peter called me and thought I might not accept the role. I told him 'Are you kidding me? Of course I will!'
"Galadriel is a special character to me, mythic and fascinating. It was as enjoyable to shoot as Lord of the Rings.
"When I wore the elf ears again, I had this wonderful feeling of dejá vú. I couldn't stop laughing."
And Blanchett will not be the only familiar face returning as Hugo Weaving, Orlando Bloom, Ian Mckellan and Andy Serkis will all be reprising their The Lord Of The Rings roles.
We haven't seen Blanchett on the big screen since Hanna but she has completed work on Knight of Cups and is currently working with Woody Allen.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is released 14th December.