Cate Blanchett will be on The late late show with James Corden in London tomorrow

Cate Blanchett will be on The late late show with James Corden in London tomorrow

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As announced few weeks ago, Cate Blanchett is among the upcoming guests of the London edition of The late late show with James Corden airing from June 18 to June 21 on CBS. According to Broadway world website, Cate will be on the show tomorrow, June 18 ( 12:37 am/ 11:37 am C) promoting Ocean’s 8 movie. Stay tuned!!

*Monday, June 18
Broadcast from London featuring guests Orlando Bloom, Cate Blanchett, talk and musical performance by Niall Horan, plus “Crosswalk the Musical” with Andrew Lloyd Webber (n)

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Ocean’s 8 – Interviews + New Poster

Ocean’s 8 – Interviews + New Poster

Hello Everyone!
The Ocean’s 8 press tour hasn’t stopped yet so we bring you MORE interviews and a new poster. Enjoy!

Cate Blanchett speelt juwelendief in ‘Ocean’s 8’

‘Ocean’s 8’ kan rekenen op een indrukwekkende sterrencast. Beleefden jullie naast de set evenveel plezier met elkaar als in de film?

Blanchett: “Elke ochtend om zes uur moesten we al present zijn voor de maquillage en geloof me: dat was de beste tijd die ik ooit heb doorgebracht in een make-uptruck. (lacht) Met Sandra Bullock, Anne Hathaway en Sarah Paulson heb ik in het verleden al eens samengewerkt, maar de andere actrices waren voor mij allemaal nieuw. Rihanna heb ik helaas nooit in levenden lijve ontmoet, want haar personage werd gespeeld door een hologram. (schatert) Nee hoor, Rihanna was fantastisch! Ook al is ze nog wat groen achter de oren als actrice, toch beschikt ze over een natuurlijke présence.”

Met meer dan 95 acteerprijzen op je palmares lijkt jouw indrukwekkende carrière één groot hoogtepunt. Heb je soms het gevoel dat je de loterij hebt gewonnen?

“Jazeker. Nog geen jaar nadat ik mijn acteerdiploma op zak had, werd ik gecast voor een rol in het toneelstuk ‘Oleanna’. Toen niemand minder dan Geoffrey Rush tegenover mij op de planken stond dacht ik: ‘Beter dan dit zal het nooit worden!’ Ik had schrik dat het vanaf dat moment alleen maar bergaf kon gaan, zeker omdat mensen rondom mij ervan overtuigd waren dat de levensduur van een topactrice amper vijf jaar is. Die nare gedachte is me altijd blijven achtervolgen waardoor ik nog steeds elke rol aanschouw alsof het mijn laatste wapenfeit zou kunnen zijn. Gelukkig waait er de laatste jaren een progressieve wind door onze industrie. Vrouwgeoriënteerde films zitten steeds meer in de lift, dus ik denk dat ik met ‘Ocean’s 8’ de jackpot heb gewonnen.”

Drie jaar geleden besloot je om na drie flinke zonen nog een dochtertje te adopteren. Hoe is de dynamiek sindsdien in jullie huishouden?

“Edith is een zegen. Ik heb eigenlijk nooit een kinderwens gehad totdat ik Andrew Upton, de man van m’n leven, tegen het lijf liep. Vlak na de geboorte van ons eerste zoontje borrelde het idee op om een kindje te adopteren, maar al snel volgden er twee andere bengels via de natuurlijke weg. Sommigen denken dat we per se een dochter wilden, maar dat was absoluut niet onze motivatie. We hadden thuis allemaal het gevoel dat er nog een stoeltje vrij was aan onze familietafel. Ik ben blij dat mijn drie zonen Edith met open armen hebben verwelkomd.”

Nog even terug naar je rol in ‘Ocean’s 8’. Zit er in jou een sluwe dief verscholen?

“God neen! Ik zou me dood schamen en meteen door de mand vallen. Al moet ik toegeven dat het in de supermarkt weleens kriebelt om enkele appels of chocoladerepen mee te grissen. Maar ik zou het nooit over mijn hart krijgen, ik ben gewoon te eerlijk. Als actrice speel ik nu eenmaal altijd open kaart.” (lacht)

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Ocean’s 8: Why Cate Blanchett and Sandra Bullock want to ‘stop being polite’

Ocean’s 8 has more A-list actresses than virtually any film in Hollywood history, but its stars say it’s time they demanded more equality behind the scenes.

With countless box office smashes to their names and a best actress Oscar in each of their trophy cabinets, Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett are Hollywood veterans.

“Old. We’re old. Is that what you’re saying?”

It’s one of many answers Blanchett delivers with a glint in her eye while speaking to BBC News, seated next to her co-star.

But, she adds, the pair’s latest movie is unlike any other she’s starred in recently.

“In my career, I’ve only ever made one other film with an all-female cast, and that was the first film I ever made, called Paradise Road,” she says. “So this is a very rare occurrence.”

Ocean’s 8 topped the US box office last weekend and has had mostly positive reviews – but one criticism it received is that it’s simply jumping on the back of a male franchise.

Speaking to the BBC last year, film critic Rhianna Dillon pointed out: “They could’ve just done a fantastic heist movie with women, and not have anything to do with Ocean’s anything.

“It’s frustrating that they always seem to have to piggyback off a male franchise to make any headway.”

I suggest to Blanchett maybe an original film could’ve been made instead.

“Absolutely! Bring it on,” she replies. But, she goes on to defend the thinking behind Ocean’s 8.

“When someone has an idea they’re really passionate about, as [director] Gary Ross did, he saw Sandy [Bullock] at the centre of this story, and I thought, ‘Wow, can that work? That’s got a lot of chutzpah that idea’.

“And when he listed the women he wanted to put together, he was so passionate about it, you think, ‘Great, go and make that’.

“[The film] doesn’t say, ‘Only make extensions of franchises men have been in’. This film cannot stand for every single film.

“It’s when you have a cornucopia of female-driven narratives on screen that things are really healthy and exciting.”

Mindy Kaling, another of the new Ocean’s crew, admits: “Franchise fatigue is something a lot of people have.”

But, she adds: “There are lots of things, like the remake of Picnic At Hanging Rock [which] is affording so many roles for women, so I think it’s hard to look a gift horse in the mouth when it’s giving you so many opportunities.”

So, given the main cast is female, what was the gender split like in the crew?

“Very male,” replies Blanchett instantly.

“Costume designer was female,” Bullock adds.

Representation behind the camera is an issue Blanchett has been personally monitoring for some time.

“I’ve been doing this thing on every film set I’ve been on in the last few years, and having stepped away to run a theatre company for 10 years, I’ve come back, and all those clapper loaders who were women, they’re not [camera] operating. They’re not lighting,” she says.

“But all the clapper loaders who were men are operating and lighting. And so the career trajectory for the female members in the crew is [limited]… I’m very passionate about that.”

“I think it’s part of what Frances McDormand was saying about inclusion riders.”

McDormand called for inclusion riders – clauses in film contracts which stipulate there must be equality among cast and crew – when she accepted this year’s best actress Oscar.

Blanchett and Bullock begin riffing off each other as they make clear how strongly they feel about this issue.

Cate: “I’ve always been quite proactive in things I can do as an actress in trying to wrestle with the character and subvert expectations and female cliches. But I’ve been very polite about what I ask for on set. And I think now, it’s like, you know what?…”

Sandra: “Stop being polite.”

Cate: “We need this proportion of men to women on crews.”

Sandra: “And also diversity. In terms of ethnicity and sexual orientation.”

Cate: “It’s not just to make women happy for a small moment in time.”

Sandra: “God forbid.”

Cate: “It’s a much more creative way to work.”

Asked about the same issue later, Kaling says: “I do agree with the spirit of what Frances is saying, there’s a lot of under-looked people, specifically women, in crews.”

But fellow Ocean’s 8 star Sarah Paulson cautions: “I think whomever is best suited for the job is who should be hired, always.”

Paulson is no stranger to films but arguably made her name on TV, and last year won a Golden Globe and an Emmy for her role in The People vs OJ Simpson.

“There was a time where nobody wanted to do television, it was just a bunch of dodos, and it was like, ‘You can’t get any film work huh? Going over to TV? Aww, I’m sorry’,” she remembers.

“And now I feel like very accomplished people in the film world know that where the storytelling is, where the writing is, where the roles are, tend to be in television right now.”

Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon are among the stars of the big screen to have recently made the leap to TV, as the leads in HBO’s Big Little Lies. Meryl Streep is joining the show for the second season.

But, Paulson laughs, “I’m like, this was my place, and now like I can’t compete when Meryl Streep is doing Big Little Lies, like, what’s going to be left for me?! Nothing. Maybe we can go be the movie stars!”

Bullock agrees: “I honestly feel the Netflix world, the streaming world, is influencing the quality of films.

“Films are losing people to the streaming world, and I think we now need to step up our game in the film industry in order to keep an audience.”

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The Graham Norton Show – Stills and Video

The Graham Norton Show – Stills and Video

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Almost all the main actresses of Ocean’s 8 wen to promote the movie at The Graham Norton Show yesterday night. We have stills, caps and the video.The interview is funny, and Cate is singing Lucy’s part from You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown at around min. 27. A lovely voice!



Ocean’s 8 and AFI – Additional pictures and videos

Ocean’s 8 and AFI – Additional pictures and videos

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We have added new pictures from the last recent events. Once again our many thanks to Brie Larson Archives for providing the photos. Enjoy!

Ocean’s 8 European Premiere London – Arrivals – June 13th, 2018

46th AFI Life Achievement Award Gala – Arrivals – June 7th, 2018

Ocean’s 8 – European Press Tour

Ocean’s 8 – European Press Tour

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While Ocean’s 8 continues to be a big hit in America, the press tour has moved now to Europe. Yesterday we had our big European premiere in London and new interviews are being released, we also added another promotional video. It’s an Ocean’s 8 fest all over again! Enjoy.

First look – Ocean’s 8 European Premiere in London

First look – Ocean’s 8 European Premiere in London

Hello Blanchetters!
Part of the cast of Ocean’s 8 attented the European Premiere of the movie in London yesterday. Here are the first photos and the red carpet video. Enjoy!