Category: Mrs. America

Mrs. America – First Two Teaser Trailers

Mrs. America – First Two Teaser Trailers

Hello Blanchetters!!

FX Networks has released the first two teaser trailers for Mrs. America. Based on true events, Cate Blanchett is Phyllis Schlafly, the anti-heroine of the female empowerment movement.

The tv series debuts on Hulu on April 15.

For those unable to watch the trailers, due to geographic reasons, they have been made available by other YT channels. Enjoy!

Winter TCA Tour – Additional Pictures and Contents

Winter TCA Tour – Additional Pictures and Contents

Hello dear Blanchetters!

New pics from the last event attended by Cate. On January 9th, during the annual Winter TCA Tour, Cate and the cast of Mrs. America promoted the upcoming series debutting on Hulu on April 15th. Enjoy!

Blanchett was later asked whether or she “liked” Phyllis or not, and responded firmly.

“Whether I like or dislike a character, whether it’s Phyllis or Elisabeth I is utterly irrelevant, it’s not my place,” she said.
My place is to present a character warts and all.”

Poetically, as the panel was going on, the Equal Rights Amendment was going to a floor vote in Virginia, the 38th state needed to finally ratify the amendment.

“It was like ‘Groundhog Day,’” Blanchett said about the conversations they saw coming up in the media through the years. These included everything from same-sex bathrooms to women being drafted, which is in the news again right now because of the situation in Iran.

“I’m a passionate lover of history. I don’t think you can in any way understand the present unless you look into the past,” Blanchett said. During the process of developing “Mrs. America,” they looked at historical moments such as “Roe V. Wade” to consider how much was relevant to the story they were telling and what needed full episodes devoted to them.

via Variety

“You just had the civil rights and paid equity act, so here was another huge change to the Constitution,” said Blanchett today about the series, “It was suddenly a bridge too far for a lot of people about how much change we’re going to tolerate because what’ interesting about the time was that we see a lot of special interest groups use this to push through their platforms about isolation, integration and pro-life.”

“The irony is that everything that Phyllis and the ‘antis’ worried about has come to pass without the equal rights amendment being put in the Constitution,” said the two-time Oscar winner.

via Deadline

Winter TCA Tour – FX Panel for Mrs. America – Photos

Winter TCA Tour – FX Panel for Mrs. America – Photos

Cate attended the panel for FX’ Mrs. America today at the Winter TCA Tour. Photos and an article below:

“Mrs. America” star Cate Blanchett might be portraying Phyllis Schlafly, the real-life conservative activist famous for outspoken opposition to women’s equality, the equal rights amendment, the right to an abortion, and same sex marriage. But as she told reporters Thursday during the show’s TCA panel, she didn’t set out to demonize her.

Blanchett told reporters how she found the humanity in the late political figure, whose ideologies were in direct opposition to much of Hollywood then and now, Thursday at the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour.

“I don’t believe in demonizing anybody. My agreement or disagreement, my personal political persuasions — I couldn’t be less interested in folding into a character,” she said.

According to the Blanchett, drama is “a place where you can flesh someone out.”

“Even in Spielberg’s ‘Lincoln,’ there’s a lot of invention there. You’ve got the letters, you’ve got the actual facts of what took place. But what went on behind the scenes you have to invent,” she said. “So at a certain point, you have to go where the character fits into the story, because you are describing a particular movement in time. “

She also pointed out that “no one is perfect.”

“The way you create ambiguity and juxtaposition in a character is to simply borrow two contradictory thoughts or actions, butt them together, and then present them to an audience,” she said. “We’re all full of contradictions and hypocrisies. No one is perfect, including Phyllis — although her hair was mostly always perfect.”

“But it is a challenge, I think, when you’re playing a figure who is so polarizing,” Blanchett continued. “In the end, how polarizing she became was the very thing that prevented her from getting in place in Reagan’s cabinet. It was definitely a challenge to find those nuances and not to play one note. But that comes from the script and the other actors you’re working with because in the end you just have to play those situations in a human way. Because she’s a human.”

Article Via: TheWrap

Mrs. America gets a trailer and release date

Mrs. America gets a trailer and release date

Mrs. America is set to be released on Hulu on April 15.

Here is the synopsis:

Mrs. America recounts the movement to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) and the unexpected backlash led by Phyllis Schlafly, aka “the sweetheart of the silent majority.” Through the eyes of the women of the era, the FX series explores how one of the toughest battlegrounds in the culture wars of the 70s helped give rise to the Moral Majority and forever shifted the political landscape.

And the trailer:

Mrs. America to Stream on Hulu

Mrs. America to Stream on Hulu

Hello dear Blanchetters!

There are news about on of the upcoming Tv series starring Cate Blanchett.

Coming off a solid quarterly earnings report today and less than a week before the launch of Disney+, Bob Iger had more streaming news to announce: FX is coming to Hulu with four exclusive series next year.

“Beginning in March, Hulu will become the official streaming home for FX Networks,” said the Walt Disney Company CEO on Thursday’s earning call. Praising the John Landgraf-run cabler as a “produced of high-quality and award-winning content and will become a key content driver for Hulu,” Iger also unveiled that the Cate Blanchett-led miniseries Mrs. America and three other new FX series will debut exclusively on what will be called “FX on Hulu” in 2020.

Along with the ERA-based Blanchett project, Alex Garland’s Devs, A Teacher and the Jeff Bridges-starring The Old Man also will be on FX on Hulu now instead of FX proper. The Old Man, based on Thomas Perry’s novel about a retired CIA officer, is set to launch in the fall of 2020. Nearly all of FX’s library and programming will show up on the Disney-controlled streamer, which is intended as the landing zone for more adult fare – as opposed to the family-focused, November 12-premiering Disney+ New episodes of FX shows like American Horror Story will pop up on Hulu right after they air on the cabler, Iger stated.

More infos here