Cate Blanchett attends her Caricature Unveiling at Sardi’s on March 14, 2017 in New York City. You can go to the gallery to take a look to the photos.
— Cate Blanchett’s Sardi’s Portraits Unveiling
Cate Blanchett doesn’t really feel like she needs to explain her character Hela in Thor: Ragnarok — she’s the Goddess of Death. Quips the actress, “I think that’s where you put the period in the sentence, right? She arrives with a lot of baggage. She’s a little bit cross.”
Hela is more than “a little bit cross” as she is freed from her prison early in Ragnarok and causes all sorts of chaos befitting her name. “She’s been locked away for millennia, getting more and more cross, and then, with a mistake, she get unleashed and she ain’t getting back in that box,” says Blanchett.
Hela may be a monster, but Blanchett is a delight and clearly had a blast tapping into her dark side. EW talked to the two time Oscar-winner about playing Thor’s first female villain and making weapons out of her body.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: What made you want to be part of this?
CATE BLANCHETT: Well let’s face it: as a woman, these opportunities have not in the past come up very frequently and I think there’s a revolution happening from within Marvel. I’ve seen so many of the Marvel franchises, particularly being the mother of four. They tend to be the only type of film particularly having young boys. But for me as an actor, this is separate is my desire to work with [director] Taika Waititi.
How did he sell you on this?
Well I had seen his vampire movie [What We Do in the Shadows] and Hunt for the Wilderpeople. I was trying to get my head around the collision of his sensibility as a director and what had previously existed in the Thor franchise and I thought that’s going to be interesting to say the least and I thought it could produce an interesting combustible connection because tonally his work is so different from what previously existed. Obviously they wanted to do something fresh and different, which is always exciting. Read More
Cate Blanchett attended The United Nations Women for Peace Association’s Annual Awards Luncheon on March 10, 2017 in New York City. You can go to the gallery to take a look and enjoy the photos.
I have added some photos of Cate Blanchett visiting ‘The Late Show With Stephen Colbert’ at Ed Sullivan Theater on March 2, 2017 in New York City. You can go to the gallery to take a look to the photos. Don’t forget to watch the episode tonight!!!!
— March 02nd, 2017
At a benefit to end gun violence organised by the Newtown Action Alliance, Cate Blanchett took to the stage at New York’s historic Stonewall Inn wearing a sparkling gold bra, a blazer and glittering red lips – with her husband Andrew Upton among those in the crowd.
The Australian actor lip-synched to Dusty Springfield’s take on You Don’t Own Me, before returning to the stage for Margeaux Powell’s performance of Adele’s Hello, donning a pink ‘pussy hat’ – the knitted beanies that were prevalent throughout the Women’s March on Washington. [Source]
FilmRise has acquired North American distribution rights to Manifesto, the Julian Rosefeldt film that just bowed at the Sundance Film Festival. A mid-2017 release date is in the works, and the film will land on Amazon Prime Video later this year.
Blanchett plays 13 separate characters —from an anchorwoman to a homeless man—performing monologues that incorporate manifestos from 20th century art movements. Before it was a feature film, Rosefeldt debuted the project at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image as an art installation, where various characters and scenes were simultaneously displayed on 13 screens.
The Amazon deal came under the Amazon Video Direct’s Film Festival Stars program, through which FilmRise will receive an upfront cash bonus which could be applied toward supporting the film’s upcoming release, and will earn double the standard Amazon Video Direct per-hour royalty rate for the pic.
The deal was negotiated between FilmRise CEO Danny Fisher and VP Acquisitions Max Einhorn with Thania Dimitrakopoulou of The Match Factory. [Source]