Hollywood star Cate Blanchett was in Brisbane today – not to promote a movie, but to encourage Queenslanders to become aware of the issues around climate change.
Blanchett visited the drought-ravaged Lake Samsonvale, north of Brisbane.
There she launched the Australian Conservation Foundation’s new online campaign, whoonearthcares.com.
She says the campaign is about bringing people from all over the country together to work on climate change solutions.
“I think that the majority of Australians are beginning to realise that we can’t hope to address the very real issues of water shortages and drought unless we significantly reduce Australia’s spiralling greenhouse emissions,” she said.
“Climate change is an issue that affects each and every one of us, and therefore it’s up to each and every one of us to act responsibly and do something about it.
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MUCH has been written about revered Australian actress Cate Blanchett, but chances are you didn’t know she enjoys dancing around the house listening to The Clash and Nick Cave.
That’s the appealing thing about Blanchett: even with constant media scrutiny, she manages to keep a fairly low profile and seems refreshingly normal for someone so talented and alarmingly beautiful.
She eschews an entourage and is most content when surrounded by the men in her life: writer husband Andrew Upton and sons, Dashiel, five, and Roman, three.
“I am a very private person and I’m not interested in the whole celebrity thing,” she tells Insider at the Sydney Theatre Company, where she and Upton will become co-artistic directors next year.
The producers of the new Indiana Jones film have confirmed that the leading lady of the first film in the franchise is returning to the series.
Karen Allen, who played Harrison Ford’s love interest in Indiana Jones and Raiders of the Lost Ark is to reprise her role as feisty adventurer Marion Ravenwood in the unnamed Indiana Jones IV, due for a May 2008 release.
The news was announced by Lucasfilm/Paramount at Comic-Con International in San Diego.
Cate Blanchett disrobes in Elizabeth: The Golden Age, her sequel to Elizabeth, to the point at which critics are buzzing about her unexpected nude scene.
British writers, treated to a sneak peek of footage from the film, have revealed Blanchett gets her gear off in the regal role, showing off a lithe body underneath the Elizabethan robes.
“There’s even a nude Elizabeth – not full frontal, but shorn of all clothing – and she makes for one sexy monarch,” British show-biz writer Baz Bamigboye says.
“Cate Blanchett told me, in her understated Aussie way, how she enjoyed revisiting a slightly older Queen Elizabeth I in Elizabeth: The Golden Age. But she neglected to tell me that she would be naked,” he says.