Save the date! Cate Blanchett will be a guest at The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Friday, March 03.
Save the date! Cate Blanchett will be a guest at The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Friday, March 03.
The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg will host the European premiere of Malick’s Song to Song, movie that marks the third collaboration between the director and Cate Blanchett. Unfortunately there are no trace of Cate in the trailer, poster or stills already released, but she remains listed in the cast. The movie will close the 7th Luxembourg City Film Festival on March 12, enjoy the trailer below!
Here there are the known release dates and countries via IMDb:
USA 17 March 2017
Denmark 13 April 2017
Portugal 27 April 2017
Netherlands 4 May 2017
Germany 25 May 2017
France 7 June 2017
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If you live in Columbia, Missouri (USA), clear your schedule, because Manifesto is opening the True/False Film Festival tomorrow (March 2nd)!
We just found out that there are 4 screenings set during the festival (March 2-4), as you can see here.
For Cate’s European fans, Manifesto will close the Vilnius International Film Festival (Lithuania) on April 6th, with 7 screenings set for that day. More info here.
On February 20th, Cate Blanchett joined a concert at Stonewall in support of the Newtown Action Alliance, a “grassroots organization founded by Newtown residents after the tragic December 14, 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting” with the aim of ending gun violence.
First, Cate appeared alongside Margeaux Powell (hair and makeup artist/DisarmHate founder Jason Hayes) for a performance of Adele’s “Hello.” Here’s the video:
Later, Cate showed up onstage in a Marlene Dietrich look and lip synched Dusty Springfield’s version of Leslie Gore’s “You Don’t Own Me.” Among the performers were Aurora Sexton, Vanice Vega, Candice Cox, Brenda Dharling, and Zola Powell. Chris Ryan, member of the cast of The Present, currently in NYC on Broadway, also took part in the event. Watch the video of Cate’s performance below:
View from another angle
Some official photos were released yesterday and they are available in our gallery.
Photos via Ian Carlos
For more information >> Newtown Action Alliance
New interview with Cate Blanchett for Le Monde newspaper about the installation Manifesto currently in exhibition at Le Palais des Beaux-Arts in Paris. Enjoy the reading! (if you can read French)
L’école parisienne accueille l’installation de Julian Rosefeldt « Manifesto », dans laquelle l’actrice incarne différents personnages
Elle apparaît successivement sous les traits d’un clochard, d’une PDG, d’une présentatrice de journal télévisé ou bien encore d’une institutrice. Parfois méconnaissable, l’actrice australienne Cate Blanchett déploie toute la palette de son talent à travers Manifesto, la production de l’artiste allemand Julian Rosefeldt, qui, après Melbourne, Berlin et New York est présentée pour la première fois en France du 24 février au 20 avril aux Beaux-Arts de Paris.
Cette installation regroupe treize écrans, sur lesquels l’actrice joue autant de personnages, qui scandent des monologues élaborés à partir de manifestes d’artistes célèbres du XXe siècle. « Cette culture ne sera pas dominée par le besoin de laisser des traces », clame le clochard au milieu d’une friche industrielle, reprenant le Manifeste situationniste écrit par Guy Debord en 1960.
Sur un autre écran, une femme prononce une oraison funèbre : « Je suis contre les systèmes, le plus acceptable des systèmes est celui de n’en avoir par principe aucun », affirme-t-elle derrière sa mantille, récitant le Manifeste Dada de Tristan Tzara. Un peu plus loin, une marionnettiste coiffée d’un bonnet cite André Breton : « L’acte surréaliste le plus simple consiste, revolvers aux poings, à descendre dans la rue et à tirer au hasard, tant qu’on peut, dans la foule. »
Des textes du cinéaste Jim Jarmusch, de l’architecte Bruno Taut ou du peintre Vassily Kandinsky sont ainsi mis en scène et assemblés comme dans un collage dont la vocation est de leur redonner une nouvelle vie en les plongeant au cœur de la société contemporaine.
Ce travail est le fruit d’une rencontre qui remonte à 2010, à Berlin, lorsque Cate Blanchett fait la connaissance de Julian Rosefeldt par l’entremise du metteur en scène allemand Thomas Ostermeier. L’idée qu’ils travaillent ensemble est immédiate, mais ce n’est que quatre ans plus tard que le projet entre véritablement dans le concret quand Rosefeldt veut monter quelque chose autour d’une poignée de manifestes qu’il venait de lire.
« Il m’a appelée un jour, alors que je jouais à Lyon Les Bonnes, de Jean Genet, avec Isabelle Huppert », raconte Cate Blanchett, qui nous reçoit dans sa loge du Barrymore Theatre à New York où elle fait actuellement ses débuts à Broadway dans The Present, une adaptation par Andrew Upton de Platonov,une pièce de Tchekhov.
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Hello everybody! New interview for Vanity Fair!
The Oscar-winner on her Broadway debut in The Present—and which Shakespearean role she yearns to tackle
When she isn’t delighting late-night revelers with surprise performances at drag shows, Cate Blanchett is spending her time in New York on the Broadway stage. Currently one of the stars of The Present—a reworking of an infrequently produced early Anton Chekhov play about a rather disastrous birthday party, adapted by Blanchett’s husband, Andrew Upton—Blanchett took a break from her hectic schedule to talk with us about the play, and how she views her role in such productions. Blanchett says she’s much happier being a member of the ensemble—even if, sure, her specific role in The Present maybe got a little plumping.
“It’s not a great role in the original writing. It’s very peripheral,” Blanchett told us over the phone. “Andrew has set her given circumstances, for want of a better phrase, as the framework for the play, in which everyone combusts and decomposes and hopefully emerges crisp and more phoenix-like. For me, in the end, the role is always secondary, whether it’s working on-stage or on-screen. It’s about the people you’re working with. I was drawn to the possibility of doing this in Sydney, and then ultimately [to] the opportunity of performing it [in New York], as a way of exposing the actors that we work with, the designers that we work with, the creative teams that we work with at the [Sydney Theatre Company] to an international audience.”
Blanchett and Upton ran the Sydney Theatre Company together for five years, staging acclaimed productions in Australia and then touring them around the world. It was a demanding job, one that Blanchett says she misses in some respects—but not in others. “We’re very private people. But [when you’re] running such a public organization, you need to weigh in to the national conversation. There’s a great responsibility as a cultural advocate that means that one has to be very public. And so I don’t miss that.”
Still, Blanchett seems to be enjoying her time treading the boards in New York again, making her Broadway debut after taking other shows to the Brooklyn Academy of Music and Lincoln Center. Blanchett is one of a small handful of movie stars who regularly does theater—Jake Gyllenhaal, currently starring in a swoon-worthy Sunday in the Park with George revival a few blocks north of Blanchett, is another one—but Blanchett doesn’t have any sort of ratio or equation in mind when accepting a film role versus a theater role. “There’s never really a plan,” she told us. “Except to do the work that I feel I can do. Sometimes it’s stuff where you can see an opportunity to do something, or to work with a director. Anthony Minghella on Talented Mr. Ripley. Lasse Hallström in The Shipping News. [Those roles] were very colorful characters, but I was working with two directors that I really wanted to work with, and on material that was the antithesis of the job that I’d just done. I could see an opportunity there. So often it’s been something that other people turned down!”
Are there any specific theater roles that Blanchett would carve out time for? “I wouldn’t mind a crack at Richard III,” Blanchett told us. (Someone please make this happen.) “But it depends on the director. There are plays that I would love to be part of realizing, but in the end, there’s no point playing Hamlet or Medea or Richard III or whatever the role is—or one yet to be written—unless you’re in something that is whole. Hamlet doesn’t make sense if Claudius and Gertrude aren’t present and completely enmeshed in the fabric of the piece, and therefore the production doesn’t work. I’m more interested in productions that have a chance to connect with the audience than how many lines I’ve got or how much stage time I have. I couldn’t be less interested. I don’t want to sound too pretentious about it, but I consider myself, no matter what the role is, an ensemble member.”
Blanchett will be an ensemble member in next year’s Ocean’s 8, a spin-off/continuation of the popular Ocean’s franchise, which she filmed on Mondays when not performing on-stage. But for now, there is just, quite fittingly, The Present, which runs on Broadway through March 19.
via Vanity Fair
Few days ago Cate Blanchett met with several magazines and media to promote the new Sì Rose Signature, this is the first video interview from that press day. Hear her talking about the new fragrance, the filming of Ocean’s Eight and her marriage. Enjoy!
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“Extra” caught up with Cate Blanchett while she promoted the new Giorgio Armani Beauty Si Rose Signature fragrance in NYC, and the Oscar winner dished on her highly anticipated film “Ocean’s Eight.”
One of the guys from the “Ocean’s” franchise will be making a cameo the movie. Cate shared, “Matt [Damon]’s definitely coming back, and there are a couple of other surprises. I don’t want to give too much away.”
She will be joined in the film by other big names, including Sandra Bullock, Anne Hathaway, Rihanna and Mindy Kaling. The Aussie actress gushed, “Funny, funny, funny and generous women to work with. Finally get to work with Sandra Bullock, Sarah Paulson again, Helena Bonham Carter again, Anne Hathaway, which has been fantastic.”
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New promotional interview with Cate for Sì Signature by Giorgio Armani. Enjoy!
Cate Blanchett has been topping our best-dressed lists for years—and quite frankly, it’d be a challenge to find a photo of the Oscar-winning actress where she doesn’t look downright gorgeous. But while it may be hard for us mere mortals to believe that the 47-year-old star—who’s currently starring in The Present on Broadway—could do any wrong in the beauty department, she insists that she’s had her fair share of missteps throughout her successful career. We caught up with Blanchett last week while celebrating the launch of Giorgio Armani’s new Si Rose Signature fragrance (she’s the face of the collection) and asked her to spill on her biggest beauty regrets to date. And much like her red carpet appearances, her answers didn’t disappoint.
“I don’t like an overly-plucked eyebrow, and I did that for a role once,” said Blanchett. “It was terrible, and it took forever to come back in.” While the thin eyebrow debacle may top her list of beauty blunders, it was only one of many times that Blanchett altered her appearance for a project and later faced the rather unpleasant reprecussions. “When I played Queen Elizabeth, I shaved my hairline—and that was a challenge when it grew back in,” she said of the dramatic look.
“For another role, I once shaved my whole head,” Blanchett continued. “I actually loved having my hair super short, but in the initial stages of growing it back in, I looked like a tennis ball. It’s the midway point that’s always really difficult—that’s when you have the regrets.”
Other than Blanchett’s past faux pas, we asked the star to spill on her current beauty faves, from her fragrance preferences to the skincare treatment that keeps her skin looking Broadway-ready every night. Scroll down for our full chat.
InStyle: When you’re choosing a scent to wear, what would you say immediately attracts you to the right one?
Cate Blanchett: For me, it’s always a very sensual and private connection. I think it bypasses your intellect and goes straight to your emotions, in a way. I’m always drawn to scents either that have a citrus note or have that base of a chypre in it, which Si obviously has, because I think they have a kind of mystery to them and that deep sensuality which I’m really attracted to.
The latest scent in the Si collection has strong notes of rose, which is where the fragrance gets its name. Are roses your favorite flower, personally?
Definitely one of them, for sure. Roses are so diverse—when you hear that a fragrance has rose in it, you think ‘Oh my goodness, it’s gonna be so sweet.’ But the surprising thing about this iteration of the Si family of fragrances is that one rose has a grassy note to it and the other has an almost spicy quality, and so it has a rose sort of aspect to the fragrance, but it’s not sweet. It’s deeper than that.
Do roses remind you of anything in particular?
Well, I always think of Alice in Wonderland. You know when you smell roses and they’re very powdery or they’re very grassy? Also I just love the texture of a rose. They’re so beautiful in all states: They’re beautiful when they’re buds, they’re beautiful as they’re opening, they’re beautiful as they’re at their perfection, at the high point of the flowering, and they’re even increcdibly beautiful as they decline. They’re just a beautiful flower to have either in a vase or in the garden.
What’s your general guideline for applying a fragrance—is there any such thing as too many spritzes?
I apply it constantly, and certainly at all the pulse points. I always keep a moisturizer in my bag and a bottle of fragrance, because you never know where you’re going to end up during the day. People often think wearing a fragrance is something you’re doing for other people, but it’s very personal to yourself. If it’s on the pulse points, then you can smell it, as well. It’s a very uplifting, mood enhancing thing to do.
So is it safe to say that it’s one of your favorite beauty rituals?
It’s interesting that people say it’s a “beauty ritual,” because I don’t see this as having to do with beauty. I think it has more to do with your emotional space—space that’s personal. I have very little time in my life, so any thing to do with beauty is very economical. I’ve been using the same skincare line for…god, probably going on sixteen years now. It’s kind of just like I don’t even have to think about it. And I don’t wear a lot of makeup day-to-day unless I’m onstage.
Which skincare product is your go-to?
I always have SK-II Facial Treatment Essence in my bag. You can spray it on during the day, and it’s unscented so it doesn’t obstruct anything you put on. Often, I find that skincare products are highly perfumed. I like something that does the job, but is more neutral than that.
You’re currently starring in The Present on Broadway. What has your approach been for the role, beauty-wise?
It’s a pretty natural look, but it could be a bit brutal onstage because you’re constantly taking makeup on and off. It’s really so important to cleanse your face properly, and I’ve been having a few oxygen facials.
Hello everyone! Cate has joined a new project*!
Cate Blanchett has given her voice to play an online character who will give people information about the national disability insurance scheme.
Oscar winning actress Cate Blanchett has injected some Hollywood stardom into the national disability insurance scheme.
Blanchett has taken on the voice role of Nadia, an online virtual assistant who can speak, write and chat online while answering common questions about the NDIS
“I have disability very close to me in my family,” Blanchett said in a promotional video, when asked why she took on the role.
The avatar character has been co-designed with people with disabilities.
Nadia already understands thousands of questions and her knowledge bank will grow with more interactions.
Nadia will start on a trial basis on the NDIS’s participant portal website in coming months and it’s expected to take 12 months before she’s fully operational.
Hello everyone! New promotional article and image for Sì Rose Signature on Vanity Fair. Enjoy!
A new scent from Giorgio Armani, Si Rose Signature, conjures up more than just feeling for Cate Blanchett
There she goes again, on Broadway that is, making her grand presence known in the currently running play The Present. A longtime lover of Chekhov’s work, Cate Blanchett now stars in her husband Andrew Upton’s adaption of the little-known story. The Present is playing at the Barrymore Theatre and has, since January, grossed well over a million dollars, according to The New York Times—an especially high number for a non-musical!
Blanchett plays 40-year-old widow Anna Petrovna, who celebrates her birthday with friends and family, leading up to what is perhaps not the happiest of party endings. However, what’s most polarizing about the play is Blanchett’s commanding performance—her presence fully captivating you to the very end.
Similarly, it’s her drive, femininity, and passion that make her the obvious face and muse of Si Rose Signature by Giorgio Armani, which debuted earlier this month. Infused with the most famous roses in perfumery—Rose de Mai, which is the central appeal to this new edition, and rose turque—the fragrance is an array of exotic floral notes along with sensual and velvety accords. “The Turkish rose, which has a hint of orange in it, and the more-green rose in this iteration are just beautiful,” says Blanchett. A beautiful actress and a beautiful scent… now that will hold our attention!
via Vanity Fair
Hi everybody! Some news about The Present!
The Sydney Theatre Company production of The Present, which plays Broadway’s Barrymore Theatre, has announced a digital lottery that begins February 15. The lottery is powered by Shubert Ticketing through the Telecharge Digital Lottery platform, which provides theatregoers access to affordable tickets through multiple social networks. To enter the lottery, visit thepresentbroadway.com/lottery.
Andrew Upton’s new adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s first play, Platonov, The Present is directed by John Crowley and stars Cate Blanchett and Richard Roxburgh. The limited engagement continues through March 19 at the Barrymore (243 West 47th Street).
The cast features the Sydney Theatre Company cast of 13, all making their Broadway debuts, including Blanchett (Anna) and Roxburgh (Mikhail), as well as Anna Bamford (Maria), Andrew Buchanan (Osip), David Downer (Yegor), Eamon Farren (Kirill), Martin Jacobs (Alexei), Brandon McClelland (Dimitri), Jacqueline McKenzie (Sophia), Marshall Napier (Ivan), Susan Prior (Sasha), Chris Ryan (Sergei), and Toby Schmitz (Nikolai).
The Present is produced on Broadway by Stuart Thompson, Sydney Theatre Company, Jon B. Platt, Scott M. Delman, Ruth Hendel, The Shubert Organization, Robert G. Bartner, John Gore, and Jimter Productions LLC.
via The Playbill
Hello people! A new promotional interiew to promote The Present and Sì Rose Signature
The two-time Oscar winning actress is currently appearing on Broadway in an adaptation of Chekhov’s “The Present,” and her schedule is punishing. The actress has nine performances weekly, each clocking in at almost three hours, which doesn’t leave much time to catch E News, where Barrymore, promoting her new Netflix series about a suburban mom who becomes a cannibal, proclaimed Blanchett to be the person she’d most like to eat “because she’s like the most amazing woman ever.”
Blanchett laughs a deep throaty laugh when she hears the story, and immediately gives the love right back. “She’s an angel, a very talented angel.” But the actress — who today is conducting interviews with international beauty editors in her role as the face of Giorgio Armani’s Si fragrance before heading to the theater for her evening performance — has been avidly following the political news during her time in New York.
In January, for example, she joined the The Ghostlight Project’s protest march on Broadway, wearing a pink knit “pussy” hat, and while she couldn’t attend the Women’s March on Washington because of her performance schedule (“I was there in spirit,” she says), she hasn’t been reticent about speaking her mind.
“When Elizabeth Warren is told that she can not speak in the Senate, they are dark days,” says Blanchett. “I don’t know what century I’m in. I thought that the equal pay for equal work conversation was boring and reactionary enough, but this is deeply shocking. We have the choice now to evolve as a species and part of that is finally getting rid of the shocking inequalities that exist not only between the genders but the wealth divide.”
Blanchett’s relationship with Armani has been a longstanding one — she likes to tell the story of running out to buy an Armani suit after getting her first acting paycheck and is quick to note that she still owns it (“his clothes don’t date”) — due in part to his espousal of gender equality. “He was one of the first designers to really unlock the complexity of the female aesthetic. He liberated women from the need to wear traditionally feminine clothes or traditionally sexy clothes,” says Blanchett. “There is a kind of Eastern simplicity, and also an Eastern mélange of the opposites that exist in his designs — you’ve got the masculine with the feminine and the soft with the hard.
“He is interested in all of those dualities,” she continues, “and when he was creating Si he wanted all of those complexities and dualities to exist.” It is a message that has resonated. Industry sources estimate that Si, which is currently launching its second flanker called Rose Signature, has reached retail sales of $80 million in the U.S. since launching in 2014.
Sitting in the Presidential Suite on the 53rd floor of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Blanchett, wearing a navy Armani trouser suit, has a commanding view of New York City and Central Park. When asked if she’s enjoyed working in New York, she gives a brief hesitation. “It’s very confronting at the moment, for sure, but it’s a great city,” she says.
While she’s performed in New York before, “The Present” marks her Broadway debut. As for what’s next to tick off on the bucket list? Blanchett reels off a list of directors she’d like to work with, including Thomas Ostermeier, Julian Rosefeldt (who directed her in the one-woman multiscreen film installation, “Manifesto”) and Andrea Arnold. “And I’d also like to finally get some chickens in my chicken coop,” she adds. “So there is a lot to do.”
As we previously announced Cate Blanchett is supporting Newtown Action Alliance, an organization born to support the families of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, where 20 children and six educators were killed on December 14, 2012.
Cate Blanchett will attend a benefit dinner on February 20th and you can support the Alliance by purchasing a t-shirt signed by Cate Blanchett and Jason Hayes here
A new still for RED, a Del Kathryn Barton short film, now open at the Art Gallery of South Australia as part of the Adelaide Festival.