Cate Blanchett Wants a Role on 'Downton Abbey'

Give it to her already!

Cate Blanchett
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Because she can also read your mind in addition to being a preternaturally radiant actress/mother/skincare-line ambassador, Cate Blanchett is working on securing a role on Downton Abbey. *loud crash* (That was me falling out of my chair.)

On the British chat show Lorraine, Blanchett said she's interesting in making a cameo on the period drama, which is like DUH, because how many times has she played someone who lives on this side of the 21st century?

"I did have words and I followed up with my agent," she said. "No call has yet been received, but I'm seeing the girls again today, so I'll get them to put a good word in."

Um, I'm sure GEORGE CLOONEY (opens in new tab) would give you a good recommendation too, Cate. And anyone who's ever seen one of your movies. So no worries—by the time season six rolls out, you'll be prancing around the great hall as a mysterious houseguest with a hidden agenda.

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Chelsea Peng is a writer and editor who was formerly the assistant editor at MarieClaire.com. She's also worked for The Strategist and Refinery29, and is a graduate of Northwestern University. On her tombstone, she would like a GIF of herself that's better than the one that already exists on the Internet and a free fro-yo machine. Besides frozen dairy products, she's into pirates, carbs, Balzac, and snacking so hard she has to go lie down.