Cate Blanchett wanted to play Robin Hood

Updated: May 13, 2010, 16:30 PM IST

Melbourne: Australian actor Cate Blanchett has revealed that she wanted to play the part of Robin Hood rather than Maid Marion in the new Ridley Scott action blockbuster film.

“To be honest, Olivia de Havilland (a former Marion) was a great beauty but I always wanted to be Robin Hood rather than Maid Marion, but the part was taken,” Blanchett confided to hundreds of reporters at a packed press conference after the movie kicked off the Cannes Film Festival.

However, the actress had no chance of convincing Crowe or director Scott that there should be a cast change, reports The Daily Telegraph.

“I was put back in my box,” Blanchett laughed.