Various Interviews and Magazine Scans

Various Interviews and Magazine Scans

Hello Blanchetters!
We have collected some interviews (not recent) and magazines scans (more recent) about Armani’s Sì Fiori, Bernadette and more. Enjoy!

EXCLUSIEF OP ELLE.BE: INTERVIEW MET CATE BLANCHETT

Cate Blanchett is ‘het gezicht van’ Giorgio Armani parfums maar wil liever zo niet genoemd worden. De getalenteerde actrice is immers zoveel meer dan dat. Wij ontmoetten de tweevoudige Oscarwinnares tijdens een exclusief onderonsje in Londen.

Naar onze bescheiden mening is het nogal lullig om iemand ‘fifty and fabulous’ te noemen. Het is een label dat halve eeuwelingen die zich gewillig in een te korte jurk hijsen en met ‘de girls’ in de bubbels vliegen zich graag op de borst spelden. Cate Blanchett, tweevoudig Oscarwinnares, VN Goodwill-ambassadrice en moeder van vier viert deze maand haar vijftigste verjaardag. Dat maakt haar fifty, en we kunnen er niet onderuit: ook ‘fabulous’. Ik mag het aan den lijve ondervinden tijdens een bezoekje aan haar suite in een Londens hotel. Nog voor de veiligheidsagent de deur van de suite achter me sluit, veert Cate al op uit de canapé om me de hand te schudden. Haar ijsblauwe ogen haken zich vast in de mijne en het kost me een paar seconden om te bekomen. Ze is een charismatische verschijning op de rode loper – en al helemaal als ze in een knalrood broekpak voor je neus staat.

Een ster van haar kaliber interviewen is niet altijd een pretje. Hoe hoger aan het firmament, hoe moeilijker het vaak is om publiceerbare antwoorden te krijgen. Niet zo bij Blanchett. Ze blijkt één brok professionalisme en heeft niet de minste moeite om het die dag nog maar eens te hebben over Sì Fiori – de nieuwste telg uit de Sì-familie van Giorgio Armani. Maar niet zonder eerst een complimentje te geven. “Wat een geweldige tas!”, zegt ze met een blik op de handtas aan mijn arm.

Aangezien hij ook werkelijk ‘amazing’ is, kunnen we aannemen dat de Australische actrice enkel welgemeende complimenten geeft. Tegenwoordig woont ze samen met haar gezin op een landgoed in East Sussex, maar de geuren van de heimat down under blijven in het geheugen gegrift. “Eucalyptus, de geur van theebomen maar helaas ook die van bosbranden. Je kan de wereld rondreizen maar sommige geuren zijn voor eeuwig aan thuis gelinkt.”

Blanchett verpersoonlijkt sinds 2013 de Sì-parfums. “Ze noemen me wel eens het ‘gezicht van’, maar zelf vind ik eerder dat ik de ‘spirit’ van de geuren vertegenwoordig.” Met Sì Fiori kreeg de familie er dit jaar een derde lid bij. “Een sensuele geursensatie die opgebouwd is rond een hedendaagse chypre, een mix van houtige akkoorden. Er is een onderliggende, vrouwelijke toon die ik als gesofisticeerd zou omschrijven. Toch blijft het geheel fun”, aldus Blanchett. Zelf draagt ze de geur met topnoot van groene mandarijn het liefst wanneer de avond valt. “Maar je kan de parfums ook perfect onderling combineren. Ik begin ‘s morgens vaak met Sì Intense en doorheen de dag verstuif ik er een vleugje Sì Fiori overheen.”

GLOBAL BEAUTY AMBASSADOR
Cate en meneer Armani (zoals ze hem gedurende het gehele interview noemt) go way back. Nog voor ze officieel door de Armani-familie werd ingelijfd, ontwierp hij al kostuums voor filmrollen en rodeloperjurken. Ze zetten ook samen de schouders onder humanitaire projecten. “Ik heb een ongelofelijke bewondering voor de man, hij leerde me anders naar de wereld te kijken. Voor mij is hij een van de laatste groten. Het is een voorrecht om met hem samen te werken.” De liefde en het respect blijken wederzijds. Cate werd onlangs benoemd tot ‘Global Beauty Ambassador’. Dat betekent dat ze niet langer enkel in de campagnes voor de parfums maar ook in die van de skincare en make-up te zien zal zijn. Een unicum in de geschiedenis van het Italiaanse merk. “Zijn ze helemaal gek geworden?”, lacht ze.

Sinds vorige zomer wordt Cate op het parfumfront bijgestaan door actrice Elaine Zhong en modellen Adwoa Aboah en Sara Sampaio. “We zijn allemaal eigenaardig op onze eigen manier. Sara zit boordevol leven, Aboah is woest en Elaine straalt dan weer pure elegantie uit. Meneer Armani slaagt er steeds in om verschillende vrouwen uit verschillende werelden samen te brengen. Op die manier heb ik al veel interessante mensen leren kennen.”

JA-NEEVERHAAL
Geen nieuw parfum zonder bijbehorende reclamecampagne. En ook in deze dromerige reclamespot is de boodschap duidelijk: zeg voluit ‘ja’ tegen het leven. Ga boodschappen doen in die rode baljurk en spring uit dat vliegtuig zonder na te denken over de mogelijke risico’s. Toch zou je kunnen stellen dat het in deze tijden minstens even belangrijk is om ‘nee’ te durven zeggen, niet in het minst op de werkvloer. “Dat klopt helemaal. Ik zeg zelf veel te vaak ‘ja’, want ik houd van het onverwachte”, aldus Cate. “Maar ‘ja’ zeggen tegen jezelf, betekent soms dat je ‘neen’ tegen iets of iemand anders zegt. Soms is dat broodnodig om tijd voor jezelf te nemen, want die is toch zo enorm kostbaar.”

Later dit jaar komt de verfilming van de roman ‘Where’d You Go, Bernadette’ in de zalen. Blanchett kroop hiervoor in de huid van Bernadette, een ooit succesvolle architecte die de grip op de realiteit verliest en aan de vooravond van een tripje naar Antarctica van de aardbol verdwijnt. De actrice zoekt voor elke rol een ander parfum uit. Welke geur uit de Sì-familie ze voor Bernadette zou kiezen? “Ze was een erg depressieve vrouw, dus ik houd het op deodorant – en dan enkel op een goede dag!” (lacht)

BEDANKT VOOR DE BLOEMEN
We nemen afscheid met een handdruk. ‘s Avonds treffen we elkaar opnieuw tijdens een exclusief diner. Na afloop knielt de actrice aan iedere tafel om te vragen of het lekker was. Zelf werkt ze nog de helft van een roze macaron weg voor ze in alle stilte van het toneel verdwijnt. Net zoals de prachtige boeketten en bloemstukken op de tafels overigens. Niet veel later worden de welriekende accessoires gespot in de armen van enkele Britse beautyjournalistes. “Op aanraden van Cate”, zeggen ze snel. “Die vond ze te mooi om zomaar te laten staan.” Of hoe je met ‘Sì Fiori’ ook letterlijk Ja tegen Bloemen zegt …

via Elle Belgium

Cate Blanchett Loves the Smell of Newborn Babies
She sat down with InStyle to talk all things olfactory.

Oscar-winning actress Cate Blanchett is an expert at setting a #mood. And when she gets into character, fragrance plays a key part in her transformation. We caught up with Blanchett, who is a global ambassador for Giorgio Armani Beauty and Fragrances, while she was in London for the brand’s most recent launch, Sì Fiori.

Since we’re talking about fragrances, who or what smells good to you?

It’s boring, but newborn babies. They’re just delicious. And so full of possibilities.

Indeed. Does fragrance factor into your getting-ready routine and into your work?

Oh, totally! Fragrance is such a receptacle of your memory. And also your sense of self and aspirations of who you want to project to the world. I think it was in the ’80s that they [launched] Poison — remember Poison? It was such a room-filling fragrance. For me, personally, I gravitate toward sensual, supple fragrances. They totally change your mood — and to choose one for every character is a must.

Do you have a whole suite of fragrances to choose from at home?

The only one I would wear from outside the [Armani] Sì family is one my mother used to wear, [the classic unisex scent] 4711. Everyone put it on after tennis. It was a real ’70s statement that reminds me of my childhood.

You’ve changed your hair a lot throughout your career. Is there one style that you’ve felt most comfortable in?

I loved the whole look from Ocean’s [8, 2018] and the shape [of that haircut] as well. I think the hardest to maintain was sad Carol [Aird, from the 2015 film Carol] because of the rigidity of the shoot and the kind of remoteness of her look. She had to be the object of someone’s desire. It was an onerous responsibility. And she was so groomed, which is quite hard for me.

Your Bob Dylan transformation in I’m Not There [2007] was mind-blowing.

Yeah, that was obviously quite androgynous. My husband wouldn’t come near me.

What does your beauty routine look like if you need to get ready in a hurry?

I’m usually getting ready on the tube or on the train or in a car. I’m not very good with the liquid foundation, but Armani just made a compact that’s really easy to apply. I’ve perfected the art of putting mascara on in a moving car. Usually I do mascara, some powder foundation, and lipstick. And pinch my cheeks.

You have incredible style. Do you plan your outfits? How much work goes into them?

It should never be work. That’s something I learned from Mr. Armani. True chic is effortless, and it’s got to come from you. It’s not what gets likes and views. So, yeah, I mean, I love fashion, I love costumes, and I’m also a great lover of rewearing things I’ve loved in the past. I would say my go-to is pretty much a well-pressed suit. Or a good pair of trousers.

The classics. Do you have a favorite Aussie expression?

My grandmother used to say, “Go to billy-o.” I think it was basically her polite way of saying get lost.

Do you use that these days?

I do! You know, what I really love is when people are doing things that are wildly inappropriate and you say to them, “What is this, bush week?” Do you have that expression in America?

No, but maybe now it will become a thing. What kind of style or beauty advice might you pass on to your kids when they’re ready?

Sunscreen. Sunscreen, sunscreen, sunscreen.

via Instyle

Blush Dream Magazine #22 – May 2019

Marie Claire UK – July 2019

Sens Poland – August 2019

Smile Magazine by Blush Dream #1 – August 2019

P.s. Giorgio Armani has been announced as the main sponsor of the upcoming Venice International Film Festival. May we hope for pictures as beautiful as the one at the top? Source

Cate Blanchett Eyes Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Nightmare Alley’ With Bradley Cooper

Cate Blanchett Eyes Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Nightmare Alley’ With Bradley Cooper

Hello dear Blanchetters!! A new possible project, stay tuned!

Cate Blanchett is in talks to star opposite Bradley Cooper in Guillermo del Toro and Fox Searchlight’s adaptation of “Nightmare Alley.”

The production is eyeing a shooting start at the top of 2020.

Del Toro will direct the pic and co-wrote the script with Kim Morgan. “Nightmare Alley” is being produced and financed by del Toro and J. Miles Dale with TSG Entertainment, with Fox Searchlight acquiring worldwide distribution rights to the film.

While Fox made a “Nightmare Alley” movie in 1947, this film will be based moreso on the William Lindsay Gresham novel of the same name. The 1947 movie starred Tyrone Power as an ambitious young con-man who teams up with a female psychiatrist who is even more corrupt than he is. At first, they enjoy success fleecing people with their mentalist act, but then she turns the tables on him, out-manipulating the manipulator.

After “The Shape of Water” went on to win several Oscars, including best picture and director for del Toro, the auteur decided to hold off on picking his next directing gig, only focusing his efforts as a producer on the Searchlight movie “Antlers” and the soon-to-be-released “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.”

Blanchett can be seen next in Richard Linklater’s “Where’d You Go Bernadette?” and is currently filming the FX limited series “Mrs. America.” She is repped by CAA and RGM Artists.

via Variety

Where’d You Go Bernadette: Interviews, New Pictures and More!

Where’d You Go Bernadette: Interviews, New Pictures and More!

Hello dear Blanchetters!!

First of all, thanks to your generosity we have reached our goal to keep the site open: we are gonna stay open one more year!! Thanks, thanks, thanks!!

Bernadette opens in less than 10 days, or even before: several early screening and events have been set to promote the movie.


Canadians early screening —> More infos here and here
Phoenix —> More infos here
There could be more early screening between Canada and USA, these are just a few of them.

On August 30 a group of people were invited in Toronto to meet the cast of the movie, marking the beginning of the press junket.



First video interviews (the second one is from Etalk Canada: we have added the video interview from another source because it’s geoblocked)

ETalk

From 3:34 (contents used in the featurette)

CATE BLANCHETT SITS DOWN WITH SAM RUBIN

Oscar-winner Cate Blanchett opens up about her new film 'Where'd You Go, Bernadette?' and reveals if she has any plans to move back to Australia! #9Today

Posted by TODAY on Monday, July 29, 2019

UPDATE

New photoshoot and interview from The Wall Street Journal (if you can’t read it any more, check the scans below) – Outtake from Ian Patterson’s Insta


New pictures from the movie have been released! (stills, behind the scenes and promotional)


First clip with Troian Belisario

Would you like to be like Bernadette? Now you can create your own avatar with this new app: Becoming Bernadette

More short clips shared by the official social media accounts of the movie

Site News + Bernadette Promotion

Site News + Bernadette Promotion

Hello dear Blanchetters!

This post is hard to write.
As some of you may have noticed we have been silent for a long time, or late to make posts and to keep the site updated to our usual standard. Few months ago the oldest members of the team realized that their lives made impossible for them to keep the site open any longer, so they decided to look up for new collaborators to help them out.
The transition process was not promising and nearing Cate’s 50th birthday the team decided to put the site on sale setting a deadline for end of August, when the servers hosting the site and the gallery expire, and then to close the site for good, if nobody had stepped up.
We would like to remind you all that this site is fan made, built with our own money (and the ones kindly donated), using our skills and our free time, pushed by endless passion. We have no affiliation with Mrs. Blanchett and her managment, we just admire her (a lot).
We decided to post as much as we had from our personal archives before the site closes but we can’t make it: we can’t even prepare the Vault posts on social media or moderate the chat we created to bring fans together, we don’t have available time.
Our hard called decision about the site made us really sad: it’s like a children to us and we have spent years collecting material and making it available to the public at large, for free (you can check all the social media around: most pages dedicated to Cate Blanchett won’t be here today without our work and we don’t even ask for credit).
We received an offer for the site, but with one condition: to dismember the team behind it. We declined.
But that moment made us realize that we are not ready to step down, for three reasons: we received a legacy from another fansite, we are the best at doing this and we love it. So the site will stay open, but one thing remain: the yearly servers deadline. If we can’t find the money to pay for them the site will close on August 22nd.
So, here we are, asking for donations. You can click on the yellow button “Donate” on the right sidebar of the homepage, after site info, and ask any further question contacting the team by clicking on “Contact page” in same sidebar, in the site info space.
We are gonna keep up as we can, we all our love
Annie, MLS and Nelly

Faithfull to our commitment, let’s talk about Cate!

Where’d You Go Bernadette is opening in less than a month, and we have a big update to make. A series of short clips and the first featurette have been posted recently, plus new stills, an interview with Cate and more news.

First thing first: group sales are available on the official site. For more infos click here.

The New York Times will host a screening followed by a public talk with director Richard Linklater on August 12. More infos here

The Austin Film Society will held a special screening of the movie on August 15. The director will be there. More infos here

The movie soundtrack has released, here’s the album track list:

1. Welcome to Antarctica (2:43)
2. Seattle (2:20)
3. Sleeping (0:56)
4. Blackberry Abatement Specialist (1:11)
5. Mudslide Aftermath (1:26)
6. Medicine Cabinet (0:37)
7. 18 Miracles (3:15)
8. Ice Cream Rescue (1:14)
9. Invisible Cosmic Rays (1:05)
10. Jingle Bells (2:21)
11. Gone (2:38)
12. Home From School (1:01)
13. I’m Talking To You, Aren’t I? (1:03)
14. Why Do You Always Set It So High? (1:30)
15. Storm Tossed (1:50)
16. I’m a Ghost (1:09)
17. Dad, I’ve Made a Decision (1:15)
18. Crochet and Icebergs (2:21)
19. Welcome to Port Lockroy (2:12)
20. Palmer Station (2:02)
21. You Can Go (3:38)
22. Where’d You Go, Bernadette (2:19)

Source

A series of international posters


New still!


Source

A series of clips and the first featurette! The official social media account are quite active. I suggest you to follow them!



The first press junket interview and a new still in the new issue of Entertainment Weekly. Enjoy!

Closing with the updated release dates for some coutries from IMDB:
Release Dates
Poland 16 August 2019
USA 16 August 2019
Argentina 29 August 2019 (Argentina)
Netherlands 29 August 2019
Portugal 29 August 2019
Indonesia 30 August 2019
Russia 5 September 2019
Mexico 4 October 2019
Italy 10 October 2019
Sweden 11 October 2019
Australia 24 October 2019
Brazil 14 November 2019
Germany 12 December 2019

UNHCR – New Podcast and Collaboration

UNHCR – New Podcast and Collaboration

Hello Blanchetters!

Back in 2015 Cate was appointed Goodwill Ambassador for the UNHCR, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, leading to a fruitful partnership and collaboration.
One week after the annual World Refugee Day, the UNHCR released a new podcast inteview from the series Awake at Night. You can listen it here. Alongside the podcast the UN Refugee Agency relased two new pictures from Cate’s humanitarian missions in Lebanon (2015) and in Bangladesh (2018).

Thanks to Catepedia on the CBFchat, we have news about another project Cate was involved in: she has written the foreword for the new book Forced to Flee, featuring pictures of refugees children:

The book is on sale from June 25. More infos here

We have also added to the gallery a new picture from the Hands Up for Syria fundraising (2016)

and we have replaced the picture below with a larger version (The Ideas Box – Google Zeitgeist). Enjoy!

[UPDATE]

Article

actor, Oscar-winner and mother of four Cate Blanchett is the final guest of this season’s award-winning podcast series Awake at Night, hosted by the UN Refugee Agency. The podcast centres around remarkable individuals engaged in supporting refugees, and Blanchett, a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador, has dedicated herself to the cause since 2014.

In a frank and emotional conversation with Melissa Fleming, UNHCR’s Head of Global Communications, Blanchett reflects on her experiences during prior field visits with UNHCR. She recalls her time in Jordan, accompanied by her son Iggy, where she met Syrian refugees: “In Jordan you have two refugee camps [Azraq and Za’atari] and one of them is completely barren, it’s almost like a moonscape. We had this extraordinary lunch with an extended family that had been in the camp for quite some time. One of the boys was going out to play soccer. But there was a 13-year-old boy, very engaged, very cheery, that didn’t go out.”

Iggy — keen to play football with all the boys in the family — was curious to know why the cheery boy didn’t join them: “I explained that he had a wound in his foot; that he had shrapnel in his ankle as he was shot on their journey there. The colour just drained from Iggy’s face and you could see him trying to put those pieces together.”

There, in the barren, hot, Jordanian desert, might have well been the moment her son Iggy understood what it meant to be a refugee: “I think, if you told him in abstract or he’d read it in a newspaper article, he would have thought about the boy being in a hospital bed, being incredibly depressed, but you could see that this boy was still full of hope.”

When asked how being a mother has helped her with her role as a Goodwill Ambassador, Blanchett says: “Simply by being a mother you form a greater empathetic, immediate connection to the experience of refugee mothers and what they will do, the lengths they will go to try and normalize their experience as fragile as it is for their children.”

As a Goodwill Ambassador for UNHCR, Blanchett helps raise awareness and humanize the issue of forced displacement and statelessness. She has travelled with UNHCR to meet refugees in Lebanon, Jordan and Bangladesh, learning first-hand about peoples’ experiences of flight from conflict and persecution, or the challenges of statelessness and then turning this experience into powerful advocacy and human storytelling. She has turned this witness into film and drama, and also into powerful testimony at fundraising events as well as high-level meetings such as at the UN Security Council and Davos.

The Awake at Night podcast series focuses on remarkable humanitarians who provide unique and intimate insights into their work. They disclose what drives them, what they have learned from the people they serve, and the challenges and hopes that keep them awake at night.

So, what keeps Cate Blanchett awake at night? When asked this question, she vividly describes meeting a Syrian woman, an architect, at a refugee community centre in Lebanon. The woman, a mother of three, told the people gathered at the centre that she was taking a boat the next week with her children to try to reach Europe: “The room fell silent and everyone said: ‘You know how dangerous that is.’ And she said, ‘I have no choice! My children have been out of school. I have no choice!’.”

Blanchett continues: “Often, for people who get on boats, it’s not the first point of trauma. They’ve experienced starvation. They have been shot at. They have travelled miles without any medical aid. Their children are at their wits’ end, already traumatized, when they get on the boat.”

“They are doing this because they are thinking profoundly about their children’s future. They are the people who are being washed up on the beaches.”

“Think. Just think about that, as you’re drifting off to sleep.”

Blanchett’s work with refugees has also exposed her to the immense resilience and courage of refugees, despite their difficult circumstances. This reminds her of another meeting: “When we were at Azraq, I encountered a young schoolteacher whose child was a month old. It was incredibly hot. It was in the desert and they’d made their tent. He took me into a courtyard and he had planted a little tree for his daughter. He would walk for a long time every day to get enough water to feed this tree. Just the love that he was pouring into this tree. He wanted it to grow and he knew that he would probably be in the camp for quite some time. He was talking about how this tree would grow and it would shade his daughter. And it made me want to weep. I thought it was like the quintessential image of hope that a father has for his daughter. That he wanted her to play under that tree.”

Source

This Changes Everything – First trailer, special screening and promotional material

This Changes Everything – First trailer, special screening and promotional material

Hello dear Blanchetters!

The first trailer for This Changes Everything has been released a couple of days ago, but there isn’t a single frame with Cate. The trailer announces that wider release is set for July 22nd during a special screening in US cinemas (the documentary is set to debut on June 28 for a limited release). Tickets can be bought here


No pictures from the trailer, but fear not! The official Instagram account is promoting the movie, some stills may come from it. Stay tuned!

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