Tomorrow I’m going out of town for two days, I’m going to take with me my laptop, but I’m not sure if I will be able to get online or not, as I don’t know if the hotel where I’m staying has wireless conection- I just wanted to let you know.
Cate Blanchett has joked she spent “24 hours a day” in her forensic scientist suit to prepare for her cameo in Hot Fuzz.
The Hollywood actress played police investigator Janine, who is the ex-girlfriend of Simon Pegg’s character Nicholas Angel, in the 2007 British comedy. Written by Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright, the movie tells the story of jealous colleagues who conspire to get a top London policeman transferred to a small town and paired with a witless new partner.
Cate had a cameo role in the film and wore a mask during her brief scene. The star has joked the shoot took “months” of planning.
“For Hot Fuzz, it was months and months of detailed preparation. I sat down with the creative team and had a huge input into the production design, and then I wore that white suit and mask for at least three or four weeks, for 24 hours a day to get the feel of what it is like to be a forensic scientist. It was exhausting,” she laughed to Collider.com. “I got my eyelashes tinted as well!”
The 41-year-old – who is best known for her roles in Elizabeth and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – played the elf queen Galadriel in Peter Jackson’s acclaimed The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Cate thinks director Pete and his partner Fran Walsh are “gifts” to the film world for producing such great movies.
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I’m very happy to work with Saoirse, the girl I met during Guerin film, says Cate
OSCAR-winning actress Cate Blanchett may be appearing in her first film with Saoirse Ronan — but she has a long history with her family.
Blanchett (42) stars alongside the Carlow teen in action flick Hanna, but she reveals that she knew Saoirse when she was just a young child.
Blanchett explains that she worked with Saoirse’s actor father Paul while filming Veronica Guerin in Dublin in 2003, and even spent time with her when Saoirse would visit on set. “I had worked with her father on Veronica Guerin,” she said. “When I bumped into him at the Oscars ceremony in 2008, it was then that I realised that the little child who used to visit the set was one of the year’s nominees — Saoirse.”
And she was clearly wowed by Saoirse’s acting chops and praised her co-star’s performance in the upcoming movie. “Saoirse is an extraordinary actor and an incredible presence, self-possessed and unaffected. She connects with things by drawing on her own experiences. She has a rare spirit,” she said.
Cinemagoers will soon see the 16-year-old in the lead role of Hanna, where she plays a teenage assassin raised by her rogue CIA agent father, played by Eric Bana, in rural Finland.
Bana revealed he was taken aback by the strength of his onscreen daughter, who did several of her own stunts in the high-octane action scenes.
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If there’s one leading lady who doesn’t get as much red carpet fashion cred as she deserves, it’s Cate Blanchett. Her effortless, chameleon-esque style allows her to take risks, opting for daring silhouettes with stunning detailing. She’s not one to shy away from color or statement jewels, which we think is a winning combination.
Take a look at some of Cate’s red carpet ensembles over the years and let us know which ones you think are fab and which are flops.
Cate Blanchett is urging authorities in Sydney, Australia to redevelop the streets around her theatre company to transform the area into a vibrant cultural centre.
The Australian actress and her husband, screenwriter Andrew Upton, work as co-artistic directors of the Sydney Theatre Company, which is based in the city’s Walsh Bay.
The Oscar-winner has helped improve the theatre by installing an eco-friendly power system and now she is urging local authorities to follow her lead by revitalising the surrounding area, according to the Aap.
She stood up in front of a massive crowd at Sydney Town Hall on Tuesday (08Mar11) to call for improvements, telling the audience, “It’s hard to believe Sydney Theatre Company was once a solitary outpost of the arts in Walsh Bay. Now, with so many artists and companies already resident and more on the way, the development and enhancement of this growing precinct can be a great economic driver with boundless potential to assist in positioning Sydney as a multi-dimensional global city… (The area needs improved transport), revitalised nooks and crannies (and places for people to) linger and soak up the atmosphere.”
The Golden Globe Winners were announced on Sunday, and Cate Blanchett won Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role for her role as Bob Dylan in the unique biopic “I’m Not There”. Congratulations Cate!
Also, I’d like to welcome Laura as the new co-webmistress of CateBlanchettFan.Org. Welcome Laura!