Cate Blanchett talks about Eddie Redmayne and “The Present”

Friday, Feb 27, 2015

Cate Blanchett enjoyed bestowing Eddie Redmayne with his Best Actor Oscar — though she hasn’t forgotten the names he called her when they first worked together.

‘I think he used the “whore” word,’ Blanchett told me, her eyes twinkling with mischief and merriment at the Oscar Governors Ball.

‘I’ve never forgiven him!’ she joked about their on-screen encounter in Elizabeth: The Golden Age, when she was the Virgin Queen and he Anthony Babington.

Blanchett has a few movies coming out this year, including the Disney extravaganza Cinderella; Carol, an exploration of sexual identity; and Truth, in which she portrays a former producer on the American news show 60 Minutes, with Robert Redford appearing as CBS anchorman Dan Rather.

But Blanchett told me she’s taking a break from the big screen to star in her husband Andrew Upton’s adaptation of Chekhov’s unfinished play, known variously as Platonov, Wild Honey or — in the case of this production, running at the Sydney Theatre Company in August for seven weeks — The Present.

The double Oscar winner said she hopes she and leading man Richard Roxburgh will tour, possibly to the U.S. and London, though nothing has been sorted yet.

via Daily Mail

The Present will be on stage at the Roslyn Packer Theatre Walsh Bay from August to September 2015:

Previews 4 – 7 Aug 2015
Season 10 Aug – 19 Sep 2015

the last tickets can be booked here