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May 16th, 2016 / No Comments

Cate Blanchett has said she would love to appear in a forthcoming Star Wars movie.

The Oscar winning actress, who has appeared in Blue Jasmine and Carol, said one of the main reasons why she would like to appear in the sci-fi franchise would be so she could get close to the remote Irish island of Skellig Michael. It was used as the backdrop for the pivotal final scene of J.J. Abrams’ The Force Awakens, where the whereabouts of missing Jedi Luke Skywalker were revealed.

Star Wars I suspect, is probably a lot of fun,” she told the Irish edition of The Sun. “JJ Abrams is a gifted creator, I’d certainly be game. But it would have to be on Skellig Michael. I suspect that may be the only time a crew is allowed to be there.”

The tiny island, which was home to a monastery from the 8th to the 12th century, was designated a World Heritage site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 1996.

Meanwhile, Alden Ehrenreich, who starred alongside Blanchett in Blue Jasmine, was reportedly recently cast as the young Han Solo in Disney’s forthcoming Star Wars spin-off film.

Ehrenreich will take the lead role in the eagerly anticipated film about the early life of the character originally made famous by Harrison Ford. The as-yet-untitled film will tell the origin story of the character and will be directed by Christopher Miller and Phil Lord (Lego Movie).

The 26-year-old, who appeared in the Coen Brothers’ Hail, Caesar!, was apparently cast ahead of fellow actors Taron Egerton and Jack Reynor. [Source]

April 6th, 2016 / No Comments

Cate Blanchett recently talked about “Thor: Ragnarok” in an interview and also expressed her excitement to be a part of the film. The actress also discussed what she plans to do in terms of preparation for her undisclosed role.

Cate Blanchett expressed her thrill to be in a Marvel film during an interview with South Korea’s SK-II. In her video interview below posted by Moloive on YouTube, the Australian actress briefly talked about her participation in a Marvel film. The topic was brought up after she was asked about her future film projects. Obviously, Blanchett was talking about her “Thor: Ragnarok” involvement.

“A Marvel film, which I’m super, super excited about. I’ve only done action a couple of times. It feels like a…departure is too strong a word, but it certainly feels like a change for me,” she said.

Cate Blanchett also revealed what she is excited about with her involvement in the sequel. She admitted that she is “looking forward to getting really fit.” The actress also teased that she might be wearing a Lycra for her character in the film. She said she is hoping that her Marvel film will earn her “a bit of street cred” from her children.

In a separate SK-II interview posted by Comic Book Movie, the Hollywood star said she was offered the role “completely out of the blue.” She admitted that she considers the role as a “gift” because it came just in time when she had told herself to get fit this year.

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February 25th, 2016 / No Comments

It’s hard to think of many moments in the past decade when it could not have been said that Cate Blanchett was having kind of a big year. With that caveat: Cate Blanchett had a pretty big 2015.

This fall saw the release of two much-anticipated Blanchett vehicles: Carol, director Todd Haynes’s adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s 1952 novel The Price of Salt, and Truth, director James Vanderbilt’s adaptation of disgraced CBS News producer Mary Mapes’s 2005 memoir, Truth and Duty: The Press, The President, and the Privilege of Power.

Carol is the story of a forbidden mid-20th-century love affair between the titular character (Blanchett), a glamorous, wealthy middle-aged wife and mother, fighting for custody of her young daughter in the midst of a vicious divorce, and Therese (Rooney Mara), an aspiring photographer tentatively exploring the bounds of her own sexuality. Gorgeously art-directed and subtly told, Haynes’s film was revered by critics and recognized with six Oscar nominations, including nods for Blanchett and Mara (though notably not for Haynes in the coveted Best Director or Best Picture categories).

Truth, released only about a month before Carol, received less fanfare and was met with more controversy. In Vanderbilt’s film, Blanchett plays Mapes, the Texas-based 60 Minutes producer who was herself, in 2004, having kind of a big year. First she helped break the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse story, a segment that would go on to win a Peabody Award. Then she uncovered evidence that President George W. Bush received preferential treatment during his service in the Texas Air National Guard. Under a time crunch, Mapes produced that piece with her mentor, longtime CBS Evening News anchor Dan Rather (played by Robert Redford), their case hinging on a series of damning memos leaked by a somewhat wobbly source.

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February 14th, 2016 / No Comments

Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett, Creed star Michael B. Jordan, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens breakout Daisy Ridley are among the latest round of presenters tapped for the 88th Oscars ceremony.

Also presenting will be Patricia Arquette, Abraham Attah, Emily Blunt, Louis C.K., Common, Russell Crowe, Chris Evans, Jennifer Garner, Louis Gossett Jr., Rachel McAdams, Dev Patel, Eddie Redmayne, Sarah Silverman, and Sofia Vergara, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Friday.

“Through their work, these artists have shown us the unique, transformative power of cinema,” show producers David Hill and Reginald Hudlin said in a statement. “We are delighted they will be joining us on the Oscars stage this year.”

The Oscars air Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. ET on ABC. See the full list of nominees here. [Source]

February 5th, 2016 / No Comments

In a conversation with The Envelope, Todd Haynes, director of the beautiful, spellbinding romance “Carol,” mentioned his three favorite scenes shared by his Oscar-nominated actresses Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara. Naturally, we had to ask the women about them too. Their reactions to Haynes’ choices — along with his own comments — provide a glimpse into the deliberate decisions and considerable challenges that went into making this celebrated film.

Scene 1: Carol drives Therese to her New Jersey home for the first time. In the novel, Patricia Highsmith writes: “They roared into the Lincoln Tunnel. A wild, inexplicable excitement mounted in Therese as she stared through the windshield. She wished the tunnel might cave in and kill them both, that their bodies might be dragged out together.”

Haynes: I read that and I thought, “Yes! That is … love!” It’s what you do in your mind when you fall in love. You’re so close to those moments that a trifle will set off a fantasy of suicide or some dramatic idea of dying with your loved one, just so you’re witnessed together for posterity. [Laughs]

It’s also a scene that created real practical problems shooting in Cincinnati because the length of the tunnel we used is about 200 yards. So we had to keep scheduling a drive through this tunnel over and over and over again. The tunnel was so short that daylight would start coming through almost immediately. So we shot it at like 4 in the morning after an already incredibly long day, using a police escort that took about 45 minutes just to do a circle and go back around again for what’s literally 30 seconds of shooting. 

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January 8th, 2016 / No Comments

Cate Blanchett will receive the Lacoste Spotlight Award at the 18th Costume Designers Guild Awards on Feb. 23 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

The guild said the award honors an actor whose talent and career personify an enduring commitment to excellence, including a special awareness of the role and importance of costume design.

“Blanchett is being honored for her unparalleled talent as much as for her status within the costume design community,” the guild said. “Her appreciation for the artistry of costume design and her collaboration with the Costume Designers has made her an icon both on and off the screen.”

Blanchett won an Academy Award for best actress for “Blue Jasmine” and for best supporting actress for “The Aviator.” She was nominated for four other Oscars for “Elizabeth,” “Elizabeth: The Golden Age,” “Notes on a Scandal” and “I’m Not There.” Her credits include “Cinderella,” “Veroica Guerin,” “Bandits,” “The Talented Mr. Ripley,” “The Lord of the Rings Trilogy” and “The Hobbit Trilogy.”

She stars alongside Rooney Mara in “Carol,” directed by Todd Haynes, and has been nominated for a Golden Globes best actress award. She starred as Mary Mapes in “Truth” opposite Robert Redford and will appear soon in Terrence Malick’s “Knight of Cups.” [Source]

December 7th, 2015 / No Comments

The actress will receive Australia’s highest screen award.

Cate Blanchett will be awarded the ACCTA Longford Lyell Award, Australia’s highest screen award, on Wednesday evening in Sydney. The award has been presented since 1968, honouring an individual who has made a “truly outstanding contribution to the enrichment of Australia’s screen environment and culture.” As one of Australia’s most successful film exports, it’s hard to deny the two-time Oscar-winner fits the bill.

“When I look at the outstanding men and women who have received this prestigious award before me, I am truly honoured to be considered among venerable practitioners and performers; creative spirits who have had a strong and lasting influence, not only on my work, but on what I thought creatively possible in this country,” Blanchett said of the honour via press release.

Currently, Blanchett stars on the December 2015 issue of Vogue Australia, which celebrates the end of her and husband Andrew Upton’s tenure at the Sydney Theatre Company in anticipation of their permanent move overseas. [Source]

December 6th, 2015 / No Comments

After journeying to Middle-earth together for the “Lord of the Rings” movies, Cate Blanchett and Ian McKellen are playing more grounded roles in this year’s films. In “Mr. Holmes,” McKellen stars as the famous detective in old age. Blanchett pulls double duty in “Carol,” as a 1950s housewife who falls for a younger woman; and in “Truth,” in which she plays embattled “60 Minutes” producer Mary Mapes.

Ian McKellen: “Carol” is a love story, isn’t it?

Cate Blanchett: I don’t know if you’ve read “The Price of Salt.” It was Patricia Highsmith’s first novel. She writes about the really dark recesses of the human mind, which is what I love about her. And all these unpalatable thoughts and obsessions that we all have, but we never give voice to, or admit to anybody. And Phyllis Nagy wrote the most beautiful screenplay.

McKellen: And you can tell it’s a Todd Haynes movie right from the beginning.

Blanchett: I did another film called “Truth.” It’s about this producer, Mary Mapes, and Dan Rather, who was the anchorman for CBS. Mary produced this story about (George W.) Bush’s service in the Air National Guard. Subsequently, the story was picked apart, Dan stepped down as anchor, and Mary lost her job.

McKellen: Did you meet her?

Blanchett: I did.

McKellen: Are you anything like her? Is she anything like you?

Blanchett: I wish I had the same level of tenacity. She’s probably the only person who went into a war zone with a curling iron. She’s covered so many wars. But she’s sort of an amazing series of contradictions, incredibly passionate, and has a very strong moral core.

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December 6th, 2015 / No Comments

Mark your calendar: on Dec. 27 on PBS Socal, Variety’s “Actors on Actors” will feature a fun and smart conversation between two of the world’s finest actors—Sir Ian McKellen and Cate Blanchett. Variety sets them up this way:

After journeying to Middle-earth together for the “Lord of the Rings” movies, Cate Blanchett and Ian McKellen are playing more grounded roles in this year’s films. In “Mr. Holmes,” McKellen stars as the famous detective in old age. Blanchett pulls double duty in “Carol,” as a 1950s housewife who falls for a younger woman; and in “Truth,” in which she plays embattled “60 Minutes” producer Mary Mapes.

McKellen: (When) I did “Richard III,” which I had done a lot. When we got to do it (as a film), it was bliss, because I knew the character backwards. And all I had to think about was, “How can I do it for the camera?” I just wish we could rehearse films, don’t you?

Blanchett: I know. I did a film with Steven Soderbergh called “The Good German,” which about two and a half people saw. But they had been filming for two weeks, and I literally arrived the day before, and walked onto set and sort of had to play this German woman. And we just did one take. And I said, “Don’t you ever rehearse?” And he said, “No, I just have dinner parties so that people can get to know one another.” Because oftentimes you walk on set and then suddenly you’re in bed with someone who you’ve never met before.

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November 22nd, 2015 / No Comments

Cate Blanchett stars in German artist Julian Rosefeldt’s upcoming exhibition at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI).

In Rosefeldt’s new work, which sees its world premiere on December 9 at the ACMI, Blanchett takes on the guise of a homeless man, a newsreader, school teacher, factory worker, ballet dancer, and rock chick, among other roles. The Academy Award winner is no stranger to adopting different characters in her prolific Hollywood career, and at times she appears almost unrecognizable.

As far as move star art efforts go, we’d say this one is pretty good. Blanchett is certainly more convincing than James Franco was in his ill-conceived recreation of Cindy Sherman’s “Untitled Film Stills” series, although the piece is no Shia LaBeouf movie marathon.

Titled Manifesto, the 13-channel work casts Blanchett in different roles to recite 13 artist manifestos, from the writings of Futurists and Dadaists, to Situationists and Dogma 95, as well as individuals such as Claes Oldenburg, Yvonne Rainer, Kazimir Malevich, André Breton, Elaine Sturtevant, and Sol LeWitt, among other artists, architects, dancers, and filmmakers.

With its simultaneous look at manifestos comprised throughout the 20th century, the work attempt to “question the role of the artist in society today.”

Rosenfeldt explains in an interview, “I started to play with the texts and to edit, combine and rearrange them into new texts that could be spoken and performed […] I would take a sentence by one artist and interrupt it with the words of another one.”

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November 16th, 2015 / No Comments

Cate Blanchett insists she is not the embodiment of perfection. We beg to differ.

In the fourth gallery of “Picasso Sculpture,” a retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art, Cate Blanchett stopped in front of an elegant, elongated woman assembled from wood and wire that looked like her. It was early October, and Blanchett had come to Manhattan from her home in Sydney to attend the New York Film Festival premiere of Carol, a love story between two women set in the 1950s (in theaters November 20). Blanchett, who was nursing a sore throat from too many flights and events, wore loose black slacks, a white shirt, flat shoes, a flower-print blazer, and pink aviator glasses. Her blonde hair was still damp from a shower, and she wasn’t wearing any makeup. She looked, as she invariably does, effortlessly beautiful. Unlike most actresses, her clothes had not been chosen by a stylist; they were a manifestation of her personality and current mood.

“I love these women,” Blanchett said enthusiastically of the sculpture and its four companions. “They remind me of Giacometti.” She launched into a story about male artists and their obsessions. “I read about this artist who left his girlfriend for four years. He wanted to make art away from any distractions, but he came home with four matchboxes filled with dust. He was so obsessed with her and with art that he ended up creating nothing. Every time I start a project—and I certainly felt this way with Carol—I have to embrace the fear that it might be a disaster. I like that feeling of consequence.” Blanchett gestured around the gallery at the variety of bodies and faces, all of them female. “Like being with these sculptures, making films is a little like existing in a dreamscape. You only reenter consciousness when the shooting is over.”

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October 7th, 2015 / No Comments

Cate Blanchett, who is known for her work in flicks such as ‘Blue Jasmine’ and ‘Elizabeth’, is all set to make her maiden trip to India to attend the prestigious Women in the World summit.

Bollywood actress Shabana Azmi took to her Twitter page to share the news and wrote, “Cate Blanchet coming to N Delhi on 20th Nov for Women in the world summit hosted by Tina Brown.Nita Ambani Barkha Dutt and I are cohosts.”

According to the sources, the summit which will be presented by renowned journalist and author Tina Brown, will bring forward some inspiring stories of women from different walks of the society.

Blanchett will land to India on November 29, 2015. [Source]

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Song to Song (2017)
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Two intersecting love triangles. Obsession and betrayal set against the music scene in Austin, Texas.
Genre: Drama
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Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
Cate as Hela
Imprisoned, the mighty Thor finds himself in a lethal gladiatorial contest against the Hulk, his former ally. Thor must fight for survival and race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela from destroying his home and the Asgardian civilization.
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An orphaned boy is raised in the wild.
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Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2018)
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After her anxiety-ridden mother disappears, 15-year-old Bee does everything she can to track her down, discovering her troubled past in the process.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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The House with a Clock in its Walls (2018)
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