Happy Birthday, Cate Blanchett! – Mass Update 2022
Posted on
May 14, 2022

Happy Birthday, Cate Blanchett! – Mass Update 2022

Today is the day! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CATE BLANCHETT! We wish that she have a healthy life and continuous success in her career.

In our own little way of celebrating Cate’s birthday, it has been a tradition of the Cate Blanchett Fan team to have a mass gallery update, which aims to make as many photos as possible available to everyone. We have updated some low quality to middle/high quality photos and uploaded additional photos from events, movies, photoshoots, magazine scans.

This fansite is run for free by Cate fans but every year we also have to renew the host in order to keep the site open. This costs US$300 and the deadline is in August this year. We hope that you can support the site by donating — any amount is deeply appreciated. You can click on the donate button below or on the left side bar (when viewed on desktop).

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Greg Williams has shared the colored version of some photos taking during 2022 Screen Actors Guild Awards. Nicola Clarke, who is Cate’s hair stylist and friend also shared a video with some never before seen photos towards the end of the video.

Cate Blanchett and Cindy Sherman on New York Times
Posted on
May 4, 2022

Cate Blanchett and Cindy Sherman on New York Times

Ciao, everyone!

Last week Cate went to an exhibition by Cindy Sherman while she was in New York and NYT has released an article about the visit.

On the 45th anniversary of Sherman’s acclaimed series “Untitled Film Stills,” they toured her show, discussing what an image, or a smile, may reveal.

Cindy Sherman and Cate Blanchett had only met in passing, a few times. And yet there is an identifiable thread connecting the work of Sherman, the artist who (dis)appears, disguised in character, in her own photographs, and Blanchett, the protean and Oscar-winning Australian actress. On a gray morning in late April, the women, mutual admirers, convened at Hauser & Wirth gallery on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, where a collection of Sherman’s critically acclaimed early work opened May 4, and where they quickly forged a connection.

“I’m a massive fan,” said Blanchett, proving her adulation with detailed questions, both technical (does Sherman use a timer?) and philosophical (“where does rhythm sit in photography?”). Blanchett had whisked into town to receive an award from Film at Lincoln Center, before heading back to London, where she is filming “Disclaimer,” an Apple TV+ series directed by Alfonso Cuarón.

Sherman was busy overseeing the exhibition, which includes all 70 of her untitled film stills, the black-and-white photos that put her on the map, and shook up the art world, starting in the late ’70s, as well as her subsequent rear screen projection and centerfold images, all in color and all starring her. Sherman, 68, and Blanchett, who turns 53 this month, toured the exhibition together, eagerly finding commonalities.

“She really takes on different personas,” Sherman said admiringly.

In 2015, Blanchett performed in “Manifesto,” a 13-channel video art installation by the German artist Julian Rosefeldt, in which she played at least a dozen different characters, from news anchor to homeless man, reciting various artistic and political manifestoes. (It was later released as a feature film.) “That was inspiring,” Sherman said, adding that she felt like she’d done some of those characters too. “It was a nice confirmation, of feeling like we’re on the same wavelength a little bit.”

In what was less a conversation than a cosmic matchup, they talked about getting into character, childhood play, the value of makeup, and the horror of clowns. These are edited excerpts.

How do you make use of each others’ work?

CATE BLANCHETT Filmmaking can be very literal. So, I find anything you can do to move yourself to a more abstract space. Sometimes it’s a piece of music. But invariably it’s an object. Oftentimes, I’ll make a whole tear sheet composition about the feeling around something I can’t articulate, images that had nothing to do on a conscious level with what I’m doing. Like the Clown series, for instance. I can’t even begin to express my revulsion and terror — the visceral feeling of seeing those works [Sherman’s series of lurid clowns]. I tore it out for [the Guillermo del Toro film] “Nightmare Alley” recently.

I find if you slam something left of field up against what you need to do as an actor, it can create something slightly more ambiguous. It doesn’t always work.

CINDY SHERMAN I don’t really get into the characters that way, but there’s a big difference between what I’m doing and acting. I’m just standing still, and because I’m also working alone, I can really mix it up, do the complete opposite of what I thought the character should do — and sometimes that works.

Did either of you grow up thinking that you had very malleable faces?

SHERMAN I didn’t.

BLANCHETT No. I used to do this thing with my sister where she would dress me up, stand me in front of the mirror and give me a name. Then I’d have to figure out that person. My favorite one — we kept saying we were going to make a movie about him — his name was Piggy Trucker. He was a little short guy, a bit like an Australian Wally Shawn [the actor and playwright Wallace Shawn], and he drove a pig truck. [I was] probably about 7, 8 years old.

SHERMAN It was playing dress-up. My mother would go to the local thrift store and for 10 cents buy these old prom dresses from the ’40s or ’50s. There was also, I think it was my great-grandmother’s clothes that were left in the basement. I discovered them, and it was like, wow. It looked like old lady clothes, but also the pinafore type of things. When I was 10 or 12, I would put them on, stuff socks to hang down to the waist to look like old lady [breasts], and walk around the block.

BLANCHETT [laughing, pretending to be Sherman] I knew then I wanted to be an artist!

Often, these things start as play and then the exploration becomes, I imagine, a seamless transition. It’s not conscious — some of these things, you’re doing without thinking.

SHERMAN Yeah. When I was in college, I was putting makeup on and transforming myself in my bedroom when I was studying painting. I think I was working out my frustration with whatever was going on in my life, and my boyfriend at the time finally just said, you know, maybe this is what you should be taking pictures of. And that seemed like a good idea.

Sometimes, I’ll be making up [a character] and look in the mirror as I pose, and I suddenly feel like I don’t recognize [myself]. Wow, where did she come from? It’s kind of spooky, kind of cool. [To Blanchett] How do you come up with characters? Like all those for Julian [Rosefeldt]?

BLANCHETT It was so fast. It was quite interesting for me actually, because you can get really hung up on your character’s back story, particularly in American acting culture. It’s all about your connection — if your mother died or father died, then use that. That is really alien to me anyway. I’ll talk to my therapist about that. What was really great about the Julian thing was, there was no psychology. It was just a series of actions. Most of the time, we’re not thinking about what makes us tick. You’re doing things. [To Sherman] You’ve done a few male incarnations too.

SHERMAN That was a lot harder. I had to just become confident in a way that I, as a woman, maybe am not. Once I relaxed into the character, I [sometimes] felt, this is a very sensitive guy.

Sometimes, I’ll be making up [a character] and look in the mirror as I pose, and I suddenly feel like I don’t recognize [myself]. Wow, where did she come from? It’s kind of spooky, kind of cool. [To Blanchett] How do you come up with characters? Like all those for Julian [Rosefeldt]?

BLANCHETT It was so fast. It was quite interesting for me actually, because you can get really hung up on your character’s back story, particularly in American acting culture. It’s all about your connection — if your mother died or father died, then use that. That is really alien to me anyway. I’ll talk to my therapist about that. What was really great about the Julian thing was, there was no psychology. It was just a series of actions. Most of the time, we’re not thinking about what makes us tick. You’re doing things. [To Sherman] You’ve done a few male incarnations too.

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SHERMAN That was a lot harder. I had to just become confident in a way that I, as a woman, maybe am not. Once I relaxed into the character, I [sometimes] felt, this is a very sensitive guy.

BLANCHETT Often a smile is a defense. It’s actually a shut down rather than an invitation. When you smile with your eyes, that’s where the genuine thing comes from. One of the many things that’s so powerful about your work is creating that expectation [of emotion] but not delivering, so there’s an eerie sort of hollowness to it. It’s the disconnect from what we present to who we actually are, and that vacuum between the two. It’s often the space where all our personal horror sits.

[To Cindy]It’s interesting, you go through this process by yourself. I’m not a great fan of the monologue. I did a play once, a Botho Strauss play, where I had a monologue for 25 minutes. It was like, wow, this is lonely. Often on films, there’s zero rehearsal or even conversation about stuff. You’re just meant to walk on and deliver. You’re thinking about the result, and I find that a pretty deathly way to work.

I’ve realized over the years that my relationship with the costume designer and the hair and makeup people is really profound. It’s profound to see what the character looks like, and therefore how a character might move or project. Those departments — so-called “female guilds” — are often things that male directors profess to know nothing about. “I’ll just leave that bit to you.”

I played Elizabeth I years ago and the director, whom l love and respect, was always, I just want the hair down, flowing in the wind. I said, have you seen the pictures of Elizabeth I? There weren’t that many like that.

But it’s because [some male directors] need to feel attracted. They can’t see that there are other ways — and not even in a sexual way — you can be alluring. You can draw an audience into a character’s experience in many different ways. I keep going back to the clown images — you can tell I’m really disturbed by them. When you’re taking them, do you think: I want people to feel repulsed by this?

SHERMAN Even the repulsive things I’ve done — grotesque things with rotten food — I want people to feel kind of repulsed, but attracted and laughing at it, all at once. I don’t want people to take it too seriously.

I’ve always been attracted to horror movies, and I equate that to the feeling of being on a roller coaster. You know you’re not going to fall out, but you can still be terrified. And then it’s all over. I think that’s how fairy tales functioned way back when. I was trying to do that with my work, to make it seem from a distance like, oh, pretty colors! And up close — oh, it’s a little awful. But then you get the joke.

In the mid-80s, this company in Paris asked me if I would make some ads for French Vogue. That’s when I started playing with fake blood and fake noses. They hated it, of course. That inspired me to make it much more dark. I got fake scar tissue and fake body parts. Eventually I found these prosthetics — fake [breasts and butts] was the perfect way to start playing with nudity, partly because I think I’ve been hiding in the work. The idea of revealing any part of myself literally was never the point.

BLANCHETT I’m quite kinesthetic — that’s why I love being onstage, I feel like I’m always better in movement. You’re so incredible, there’s so much movement, and then, it’s all captured in this vibrating, still image.

It’s like when you go and see dance. It’s that moment of [sharp inhale] suspension before someone lands that’s so thrilling. Andso great that [your photographs] are not titled. You’re not led to make any particular sense of them. These works, it’s like a litmus test. Thank you.

Source: New York Times

Cate Blanchett at For Sama Screening and New Podcast Interview
Posted on
Apr 25, 2022

Cate Blanchett at For Sama Screening and New Podcast Interview

Happy Monday, everyone!

Tonight in New York, Cate will be honored at the 47th Chaplin Awards but while we wait Film Comment has released the podcast interview they did with her discussing her most memorable roles. Cate also moderated a Q&A last night for the documentary For Sama.


Every year, Film at Lincoln Center honors a luminary of the film industry with the Chaplin Award. This year’s recipient, the 47th, is an actress who has essayed some of the most iconic performances of the last quarter-century, and whose nearly superhuman versatility is matched by the consistency of her craft: Cate Blanchett. In an in-depth tribute essay, the scholar Amy Herzog writes that “Blanchett’s almost otherworldly range has generated certain tropes in reviews of her work: she is often described as ‘chameleonic,’ or said to ‘disappear into the character. But these takes, which suggest an innate and natural ability for imitation, or even an erasure of the self, don’t capture the careful calibrations of Blanchett’s craft.”

A couple of weeks ago, I sat down with Blanchett to dig into those calibrations and the process behind some of the most interesting performances of her career. We discussed her iconic turns in Jim Jarmusch’s Coffee and Cigarettes, Todd Haynes’s I’m Not There, Taika Waititi’s Thor: Ragnarok, and some deeper cuts, like her early roles in the Australian miniseries Bordertown and Tom Tykwer’s Heaven (which was written by Krystof Kieslowski).

Film Comment

FOR SAMA Screening

Cate moderated a Q&A for the documentary FOR SAMA after a screening at Forest Row Townhall. The documentary is directed by Waad Al-Kateab and Edward Watts and has been nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the 2020 Academy Awards. The screening was originally scheduled in March 29th 2020 but was cancelled due to COVID lockdown. Cate has also previously hosted a screening of the movie in November 2019.

FOR SAMA is both an intimate and epic journey into the female experience of war. A love letter from a young mother to her daughter, the film tells the story of Waad al-Kateab’s life through five years of the uprising in Aleppo, Syria as she falls in love, gets married and gives birth to Sama, all while cataclysmic conflict rises around her.

There is also campaign to end targeted attack on hospitals in Syria. You can check more information about #ActionForSama here.

Source: For Sama

Gods Among Us – Empire UK Magazine Scans
Posted on
Feb 17, 2022

Gods Among Us – Empire UK Magazine Scans

Good day, blanchetters!

Empire UK has featured Cate on their magazine’s “Gods Among Us” series where they revisited her career. Here are the scans:

Empire UK – April 2022


Cate Blanchett at Goya Awards 2022
Posted on
Feb 11, 2022

Cate Blanchett at Goya Awards 2022

Hi, everyone!

As you all know Cate will be receiving the first International Goya Award tomorrow, February 12th, in Valencia, Spain — in the morning there will be a press conference with Cate. Check the details below.

Press Conference — 11:45AM Spain (CET); 5:45AM (ET)
Red Carpet — 7:30PM (CET); 1:30PM (ET)
Ceremony — 10PM (CET); 4PM (ET) 

Press Conference

The brightest of the stars – with the permission, perhaps, of Javier Bardem and Penélope Cruz – who will step on the Les Arts carpet tonight will be the Australian actress Cate Blanchett, who will receive the first International Goya awarded by the Academy in Valencia. During the morning she will be able to see the place where the gala will be held since she will hold a meeting with the media.

At the end of the press conference, Blanchett may want to attend one of the events organized by the Valencia City Council prior to the gala. “We already have the Goya gala here and we wanted it to be an open celebration in the city, a social celebration,” Deputy Mayor Sandra Gómez proclaimed yesterday. The socialist spokeswoman, by the way, will act as the highest municipal representative since the mayor Joan Ribó continues to be isolated in his house due to the coronavirus.



Red Carpet


At 10PM (CET), the gala begins live on La 1, TVE Internacional, RNE and RTVE.es. from the Palau de Les Arts in Valencia, a television show with musical performances, humor, and which will be a tribute to Luis García Berlanga. The ceremony is broadcast in sign language and the photocall of the winners can also be followed with the first reactions.

Click HERE for ceremony.

Source: Levante, RTVE

Cate Blanchett to star and produce Australian movie – The New Boy
Posted on
Feb 10, 2022

Cate Blanchett to star and produce Australian movie – The New Boy

Hi, everyone!

Cate will be starring and producing a new movie that is set in Australia. You can read the details below.

Cate Blanchett’s Dirty Films and Scarlett Pictures are partnering to co-produce The New Boy with Blanchett attached to star and Warwick Thornton writing and directing. Deborah Mailman and Wayne Blair join Blanchett in the ensemble, which is set to begin filming in October in South Australia.

Roadshow Films will be distributing for Australia and New Zealand, CAA Media Finance and UTA will be handling sales for North America, and The Veterans is on board to manage sales for the remainder of the globe. Blanchett, Andrew Upton and Georgie Pym will be producing for Dirty Films, and Kath Shelper will produce for Scarlett Pictures.

“What a joy to finally be collaborating with Warwick — a filmmaker whose warmth, wit and humanity we have admired for so very long,” Blanchett said. “We can’t wait to be on the ground with him and the wonderful Kath Shelper to realise this startling story.”

Set in 1940s Australia, the film depicts depicts the mesmeric story of a 9-year-old Aboriginal orphan boy who arrives in the dead of night at a remote monastery run by a renegade nun (Blanchett). The new boy’s presence disturbs the delicately balanced world in this story of spiritual struggle and the cost of survival.

“The idea for the story of this little boy has been flickering in my imagination for a long time,” said Thornton. “Kath and I are beyond excited to be working with Cate and the Dirty Films mob to put him up on the big screen where he belongs.”

Source: Deadline

Cate Blanchett talks about Apples; and Amazon Prime promo reel includes executive produced documentary, Burning
Posted on
May 20, 2021

Cate Blanchett talks about Apples; and Amazon Prime promo reel includes executive produced documentary, Burning

Hi, Blanchetters!

A short part of the Q&A with Cate Blanchett and Christos Nikou was released ahead of the South Korean premiere for the movie Apples. Amazon Prime has also released a promo reel of their new shows including Burning, which is a documentary executive produced by Cate. And Armani Beauty has uploaded the Crema Nera ad. Watch them below

Earthshot Prize Council Members sign open letter to mark Earth Day; & Interview from Armani Si Launch
Posted on
Apr 21, 2021

Earthshot Prize Council Members sign open letter to mark Earth Day; & Interview from Armani Si Launch

Hi, everyone!

Earthshot Prize Council members which includes Cate has signed an open letter, to mark this year’s Earth Day, encouraging people to tackle climate crisis. You can read the statement below. There’s also another article released from the Armani webinar for Si Eau de Parfum launch.

This Earth Day, we are calling on the world to come together to Give the Earth a Shot.

Members of our Earthshot Prize Council have signed an open letter calling on the world to channel the same spirit of innovation and possibility from the fight against COVID to our greatest challenge: repairing our planet.

This Earth Day, the world is in the midst of the worst health emergency in over a century. Almost three million people have died. Lives have been put on hold, jobs lost, education halted.

But humanity is rising to the challenge. People everywhere have worn masks, stayed at home and made sacrifices for the greater good. The availability of vaccines after just a year is both a triumph of science and a victory for collaboration.  

There is a long way to go. None of us are safe until everybody is safe. But we have learned what it means to pull together in the face of a truly global crisis. 

These lessons apply not just to pandemics but to the most pressing challenge in human history: stopping the climate emergency. If we do not act in this decade, the damage to our planet will be irreversible, impacting not only those of us alive today but threatening the future of generations to come.  

That’s why we’re backing the Earthshot Prize, a global initiative to discover and roll-out at scale solutions to the world’s biggest environmental problems.  

Inspired by President Kennedy’s ‘Moonshot’, we’re focusing on five ‘Earthshot’ goals: oceans, air pollution, nature, climate and waste. Starting this autumn, we will award the Earthshot Prize to five winners, one per Earthshot, whose ideas make the most progress towards these goals. We will find and reward inclusive solutions which can repair the planet, help protect those most vulnerable to the changing climate, and create a healthier, cleaner and better life for us all. Five winners, every single year of this Earth-changing decade. 

Now is the time. This Earth Day, as the Leaders’ Summit on Climate kicks off the countdown to November’s COP26 Climate Conference in the UK, we must be inspired by the ingenuity and determination of the past year. We must transform our relationship with our planet, learning from those already living in harmony with nature and recognising that we all have a part to play. A better future is possible. 

As people around the world queue up for their vaccinations, now is the time to harness that same spirit of invention and give the Earth a shot too.  

Signed by:

His Royal Highness Prince William

Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah

Cate Blanchett 

Christiana Figueres

Dani Alves

Sir David Attenborough

Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim

Indra Nooyi

Naoko Yamazaki

Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Shakira Mebarak

Yao Ming


Cate Blanchett est l’égérie de Sì, la fragrance féminine iconique de Giorgio Armani lancée en 2013. Mais elle est, aussi et surtout, une actrice oscarisée de talent, une femme puissante, inspirante et bienveillante qui pense que les imperfections font la beauté.

Comment percevez-vous la vision de la beauté de M. Armani ? Cela correspond-il à votre propre vision ?

La notion de beauté comme état de perfection m’est étrange car c’est dans les défauts ou les imperfections que quelque chose révèle son unicité, sa grâce et sa puissance. En fin de compte, je pense que la vraie beauté est en constante évolution. Presque insaisissable et inaccessible.

Qu’est-ce qui vous plaît le plus dans le message véhiculé par le parfum Sì ?

Appeler son parfum signature Sì est un message puissant et positif, invitant les femmes à se connecter positivement avec elles-mêmes et avec les autres. Dire oui à la vie, aux possibilités qui s’offrent à nous, aux expériences qui se présentent, c’est essentiellement ce que M. Armani a fait toute sa vie.

En grandissant, y avait-il quelqu’un que vous admiriez tout particulièrement et que vous trouviez beau ?

J’ai toujours pensé que David Bowie était profondément beau. En lisant sur Eleonora Duse, je pense qu’elle a dû être absolument captivante et la voix de Nina Simone est l’une des plus belles choses que j’ai jamais entendues.

Quelle est votre vision sur le fait d’être une femme aujourd’hui ?

Je n’ai jamais été aussi enthousiasmée par la collaboration entre femmes qu’aujourd’hui, à travers les cultures, les disciplines et les générations. Il y a un réel niveau d’ouverture, d’honnêteté et d’expérience partagée qui se met en place ; une volonté de regarder notre passé collectif afin d’avancer de manière productive et positive dans le futur. Évidemment, il y a encore du chemin à parcourir mais je pense qu’il existe un climat favorable tant pour discuter de nos échecs et de nos peurs que pour partager nos succès et nos inspirations.

Que signifie pour vous être une femme puissante ?

Être puissant est souvent associé à l’argent et à l’influence. Certaines des personnes les plus puissantes que j’ai rencontrées sont des personnes qui possèdent une grande maîtrise d’elle-même, qui sont engagées, généreuses et sages. Personnellement, je me sens de plus en confiance lorsque je n’essaye pas de prouver quoi que ce soit à qui que ce soit d’autre qu’à moi-même.

Dans quelle mesure est-il important d’oser être soi-même?

Être «soi-même» est un concept délicat car découvrir qui vous êtes est un voyage de toute une vie. Nous sommes dans un état constant de «devenir». Mais l’expression de soi sous toutes ses formes peut être angoissante et révélatrice, alors quand vous avez le soutien et la confiance de ceux qui vous entourent, et le courage de vos propres convictions, cela aide vraiment.

Y a-t-il une règle de beauté que vous ignorez continuellement ?

Je sais que le sommeil est très important pour avoir les idées claires et prendre soin de son corps, mais je me couche toujours trop tard.

Quels conseils beauté donneriez-vous à la jeune Cate Blanchett ?

D’accepter ses défauts. Après tout le visage et le corps changeront constamment tout au long de la vie, alors autant l’accepter dès le départ.



Sources: Earthshot, Elle Belgium

Promotional interviews for Sì Eau de Parfum Intense
Posted on
Mar 20, 2021

Promotional interviews for Sì Eau de Parfum Intense

Hi, blanchetters!

We’re finally getting articles from the webinar that Cate attended for the launch of the new Sì Eau de Parfum Intense. There’s also new photo published by Corriere Della Sera. Check them below.

Cate Blanchett: «Il mio meglio è ora. Non metto le scarpe da 10 mesi»

La diva 51enne «volto» di Giorgio Armani si racconta: «Mi basta un rossetto e un profumo per essere felice, oppure avere vicino persone che ti fanno sentire bene, o la musica»

Lei dall’altra parte del video. Determinata e convincente. Proprio come quando si cala nel ruolo di testimonial per Giorgio Armani Beauty, a cui presta il volto oramai da otto anni. Adesso è impegnata con Sì Intense, il nuovo lancio. Cate Blanchett non conosce età e guarda solo al futuro. «È passato tanto tempo — racconta — da quando faccio parte di questa famiglia ma, stranamente, mi sento come se non fosse così. Conosco lo stile Armani sin da quand’ero piccola. Il mio ruolo è quello di incarnare quello che rappresenta: fiducia, sensualità, celebrazione delle donne in tutta la loro complessità. Il che rappresenta una certa responsabilità…». Sono mesi difficili, però guardandola e ascoltando come la parte di diva lascia spazio a una certa quotidianità, non si può che essere sorpresi. «Sono sincera. Il mio “meglio” è adesso. Non indosso scarpe. Ho smesso di indossarle circa dieci mesi fa, il che è fantastico. Per me, essere al meglio, ha a che fare con l’umore. Qualche esempio? Un rossetto che ti fa subito apparire bellissima, oppure avere vicino persone che ti fanno sentire davvero bene, ma anche la musica. Insomma, qualunque cosa serva per spostare il tuo umore verso la felicità. Quindi dico: ci vuole coraggio».

«Se non emergiamo cambiati da Covid, siamo pazzi»

L’ultima apparizione mondana è quella dello scorso settembre alla Mostra del Cinema di Venezia dove era presidente di giuria. Il primo momento glamour dopo mesi di chiusura. «È stato un miracolo — ricorda — averlo realizzato. C’era la volontà di sostenere tutti, artisti e lavoratori impegnati in questo mondo». Ora si guarda avanti. «Questo anno — dice — ci è stato comunque d’aiuto. Se non emergiamo cambiati da quello è successo negli ultimi dodici mesi, siamo dei pazzi. Io nel mio piccolo cerco sempre di cambiare. Però ho visto come è stato difficile, per milioni di persone in tutto il mondo, tornare a vivere. Da quello che è successo, dobbiamo cogliere gli elementi positivi. Ritengo che l’industria del lusso e della bellezza possono dare un aiuto». Tra queste ci mette anche moda e fragranze. «I profumi contribuiscono a renderci felici. Ricordo spesso l’odore del mare. Ma alla fine penso che il mio preferito sia probabilmente l’odore dei bambini. Profumarsi è un gesto, per me, estremamente importante, è il modo in cui inizio la giornata. Proprio come con le attenzioni per la pelle: sono indispensabili per la mia mente e per il mio spirito».

Succo di limone e aceto di mele

E lancia un messaggio sulla bellezza: «Non credo ai segreti di bellezza. Dovremmo condividere tutto. La medicina cinese ci insegna che l’intestino è il nostro secondo cervello. Sono dell’idea che occorra essere sani internamente. Provo a mangiare bene: mi affido a succo di limone, aceto di mele, tutte quelle cose che mantengono il sistema alcalino». Una bellezza, la sua, in perfetta sintonia con lo stile Armani. «Ho sempre gravitato, a livello interiore, verso una sartoria più maschile. E ho collegato Armani anche all’amore per la natura, e lui l’ha dimostrato prima di chiunque altro. Quando parliamo di bellezza parliamo di perfezione mentre Armani celebra il fatto che qualcosa sia veramente bello anche se ha a che fare con l’imperfezione». Una carriera impegnativa tra film di successo. Adesso anche nel ruolo di produttrice e protagonista di serie Tv. «Trovo che recitare sia come una conversazione. Quindi dipende da con chi dialoghi. Il mio rapporto con i registi è molto importante, come con gli sceneggiatori. Quando recito penso sempre a tutto. Quindi, per me, produrre è solo un’estensione del mio impegno. In questo periodo stiamo guardando molto il piccolo schermo, più di quanto abbiamo fatto in passato. E quindi è stato un momento fantastico per far uscire due serie televisive. Ormai sono perennemente alla ricerca di soggetti». Prima di chiudere la talk-call internazionale un tuffo nel passato. Se la fragranza Sì fosse un film, di chi sarebbe? «Di Antonioni con Monica Vitti protagonista».

Der wahre Cate-Effekt

Zeitlos schön mit Stil: Cate Blanchett verkörpert wie keine andere unangestrengte Eleganz und individuelle Schönheit. Der Beauty-Talk.

Schauspielerin, Mutter und Beauty-Ikone: Mit ihren 51 Jahren beweist eine von innen und außen strahlende Cate Blanchett, dass Schönheit weder Alter noch Regeln kennt. In der oscarprämierten Leinwandgöttin fand Giorgio Armani 2013 die perfekte Muse für seine beliebten „Sì“-Düfte. Zum Launch der neuen Parfum-Kreation „Sì Intense“ verriet die gar nicht so kühle Blonde im offenherzigen Talk, worauf es in Sachen Schönheit wirklich ankommt.

Für welche Art von Weiblichkeit steht Giorgio Armani für Sie?

Cate Blanchett: Sein Sinn für Schönheit und Weiblichkeit ist sehr komplex, gleichzeitig aber so mühelos und voller Stärke. Giorgio Armani hat einen großen Einfluss auf mein Leben, sowohl in ästhetischer als auch intellektueller Hinsicht.

Welche Bedeutung haben Düfte für Sie?

Blanchett: Düfte stehen für Emotionen und Erinnerungen. Sie sind ein persönlicher Ausdruck des eigenen Selbst und seiner Wünsche. Ich trage jeden Tag Parfum auf, so starte ich in den Tag. Es ist wie Hautpflege für meinen Geist.

Was macht in Ihren Augen Schönheit aus?

Blanchett: Der Blick auf das Leben, Tatendrang, die inneren Energien und Humor sind Aspekte, die uns einzigartig und außergewöhnlich machen. Diese Einzigartigkeit ist es, die wahrhaftige Schönheit ausstrahlt.

Verraten Sie uns Ihr Beauty-Geheimnis?

Blanchett: Es sollte keine Schönheitsgeheimnisse geben! Dieses Wissen sollte uns allen zugänglich sein. Ich glaube, dass eine gesunde Verdauung überaus wichtig ist. In China nennt man den Darm nicht umsonst das zweite Hirn. Wenn man innerlich gesund ist, dann ist auch die Haut – unser größtes Organ – gesund. Ich versuche, mich so ausgeglichen und gesund wie möglich zu ernähren, auch wenn es mir nicht immer gelingt. Ich setze auf Zitronensaft und Apfelessig, um gleich in der Früh für einen basischen Ausgleich zu sorgen. Ich meide die Sonne und trinke viel Wasser.

Welche Beauty-Regel missachten Sie konsequent?

Blanchett: Ausreichend Schlaf ist sehr wichtig, sowohl für den Geist als auch für den Körper. Aber leider gehe ich immer viel zu spät ins Bett.

Welchen Beauty-Ratschlag würden Sie Ihrem jüngeren Ich geben?

Blanchett: Freunde dich mit deinen Makeln an! Dein Gesicht und dein Körper werden sich im Laufe des Lebens verändern, also begegne diesem Prozess bewusst mit offenen Armen!


Oskarovka Cate Blanchett sudjelovala je na promociji novog mirisa putem videoaplikacije i otkrila koliko joj se život promijenio u pandemijskoj godini: odviknula od cipela, ali ne i od nanošenja parfema – katkad i nekoliko razli?itih istodobno.

Iako je u svojoj dugoj karijeri osvojila mnogo nagrada, australska glumica Cate Blanchett (51) nije skrivala velika o?ekivanja uo?i ovogodišnje dodjele Zlatnog globusa, za koji je bila nominirana s ulogom u serijalu “Mrs. America”. Nagradu nije osvojila, no o tematici ženskog osnaživanja, kojoj je posve?en ovaj TV serijal i kontroverzan lik Phyllis Schlafly, Cate je nadahnuto pri?ala i na online konferenciji u povodu predstavljanja nove verzije Armanijeva mirisa Sì ­ Intense.

– Što zna?i biti snažna žena? Pojam mo?i i snage uvijek se povezivao s novcem i utjecajem, no za mene to ima druk?ije zna?enje: najsnaž­nije osobe koje sam ikad upoznala krase osobi­ne poput iskrenosti, velikodušnosti i mudrosti. A s godinama sam i ja postala mudra te nikome ne pokušavam dokazati ništa, osim samoj sebi – rekla je Cate Blanchett kad se putem videoapli­kacije javila iz svog doma u Sydneyju. Kao dugo­godišnja ambasadorica modnog i beauty brenda Armani te zaštitno lice parfema Sì od njegova prvog dana (2013.) prisjetila se dana kad je prvi put rekla “sì” (da) gospodinu Armaniju.

– Bilo je to i prije nego što smo se osobno upoznali. Naime, od prvog ve?eg honorara kupila sam si odijelo Armani, koje i danas ?uvam te ponekad još i nosim. No, prvi susret “uživo” bio je prije petnaestak godina, kad su me njegovi suradni­ci pozvali da nastupim kao manekenka na reviji Giorgio Armani Privé: pamtim trenutak kad smo ostali sami u prostoriji, u kojoj je on osobno prila­go?avao haljinu mojem tijelu. Dok je popravljao rub, bio je preda mnom na koljenima, tako skro­man, a tako siguran u sebe ­ otkrila je glumica, dodaju?i da se apsolutno pronalazi u Armanijevoj estetici i njegovom pojmu ženstvenosti, koji uklju?uje i neke elemente muške mode. Isto je i s izborom parfema, koji su joj najvažnija sporedna stvar na svijetu.­ Za mene je parfem vrlo osoban izraz unutar­njeg stanja ­ rekla je ­ a kako se ta stanja mije­njaju tijekom dana, tako to pokazujem mirisom. Ja uvijek na sebi imam nekoliko razli?itih, a opet komplementarnih mirisa: ujutro stavim neki osvježavaju?i, popodne ga “pregazim” malo intenzivnijim, a nave?er dolazi nešto opet druk?ije. Proteklih godinu dana nisam baš izla­zila, uglavnom sam kod ku?e i ne šminkam se, ali svaki dan nanosim parfem. Ili više njih.

Kao i svima, i Cate Blanchett se život u pandemijskoj godini dosta promijenio. I ona je, kaže, iskoristila taj period da stane na loptu i postala je introspektivnija, a u tom poniranju u sebe i svoje misli pozabavila se i pojmom lje­pote, koja je tako važna u njenom poslu.­ Za mene je ljepota uvijek bila u detaljima, u životnoj snazi i ener­giji koju osoba odašilje prema van, a ne u savrše­noj vanjštini. Recimo, meni je jedan od najljepših ljudi David Bowie, a jedna od najljepših pojava – glas Nine Simone. Što se ti?e mojeg ulaganja u vlastiti izgled, priznajem da sam tu poprili?no nemarna. Za dnevnu rutinu njege treba mi samo dosta sna, žlica jabu?nog octa ujutro natašte, Armanijeva “crna krema”, jer savršeno hidratizira kožu, i neki losion sa SPF faktorom. I povremeno koristim kozmetiku bogatu vitaminom C i cin­kom. To je sva mudrost – rekla je Cate Blanchett, koja nam je otkrila još jedan vrlo intiman detalj. Kako zbog korone mnogo vremena provodi kod ku?e, sa suprugom Andrewom Uptonom i njiho­vo ?etvero djece, potpuno se opustila i prestala nositi formalnu obu?u. Iako poput svih nas jedva ?eka povratak normalnom životu, uvjerena je da ?e joj biti najteže ponovno usko?iti u cipele.

Here are some behind the scenes:



Sources: Corriere, Madonna, Gloria

Cate Blanchett is set to play Donald Trump’s sister in James Gray’s Armageddon Time
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Mar 17, 2021

Cate Blanchett is set to play Donald Trump’s sister in James Gray’s Armageddon Time

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We have some details for Cate’s upcoming film Armageddon Time. Read below

James Gray has revealed he is setting his sights on an autumn start for his aptly titled project Armageddon Times, set to star Robert De Niro, Anne Hathaway, Oscar Isaac and Cate Blanchett. 

The New York-based filmmaker’s everyday existence has been hard hit by the Covid-19 pandemic and the lockdowns but he remains confident his  cast will be vaccinated and ready to hit the set.

Written and directed by Gray, the feature is produced by his Ad Astra partner, Brazil’s  RT Features with the backing of Focus Features. It draws on the filmmaker’s own experiences as a student at the Kew-Forest School in Queens which counts Donald Trump among its alumni. The former US president’s sister delivered a speech to Gray and his fellow pupils.

“Cate Blanchett is going to play Donald Trump’s sister which is the weirdest sentence I have ever said,” Gray says. “She’s only in it for three days, she’s doing me a favour. She has a really long speech to deliver, it’s a real scene-stealer. I’ve tried to recreate the real speech as best I could from memory.”

The project is currently hostage to Covid-19 insurance, Covid-19 health and safety protocol costs and when New York is going to open up for filming. “Let’s face it, vaccination has got to get more widespread. The US wasn’t doing so well but it looks like we’ve got our heads out of our asses, a lot of people have been vaccinated, including me by the way. I’m ready to go and shoot this thing.”

Source: Screen Daily