Cate Blanchett Film Screenings at Brazilian Museum MIS in São Paulo
Posted on
Mar 2, 2019

Cate Blanchett Film Screenings at Brazilian Museum MIS in São Paulo

Hey Blanchetters!

Good news for Brazilian fans!

In celebration of International Women’s Day and the upcoming 50th birthday of Cate, the MIS SP/Museu da Imagem e do Som (Museum of Image and Sound) holds a Cate Blanchett Film Exhibition (Mostra Cate Blanchett) running from Março/March 5 – 10 in São Paulo (Brasil). If you have the chance to go, don’t miss this opportunity! The event is free! See details below:

Program

Local/Place: Auditório MIS SP
Ingressos/Tickets: Gratuito | Retirada 1h antes de cada sessão / Free | free tickets available 1h before each screening.

05/03/2019

16h | Oscar e Lucinda (Oscar and Lucinda) | Dir. Gillian Armstrong, Austrália/EUA, 1997, 132 min, 12 anos, digital
18h | Manifesto | Dir. Julian Rosefeldt, Alemanha, 2017, 98 min, 12 anos, digital

06/03/2019

18h | Paraíso (Heaven) | Dir. Tom Tykwer, EUA/Alemanha/França/Reino Unido/Itália, 2002, 97 min, 18 anos, digital
20h | Carol | Dir. Todd Haynes, EUA/Reino Unido, 2015, 118 min, 14 anos, digital

07/03/2019

18h | Elizabeth | Dir. Shekhar Kapur, Reino Unido, 1998, 124 min, 16 anos, digital
20h30 | Elizabeth – A era de ouro (Elizabeth: The Golden Age) | Dir. Shekhar Kapur, 2007, Reino Unido, 115 min, 14 anos, digital

08/03/2019

18h | Não estou lá (I’m Not There) | Dir. Todd Haynes, Alemanha/EUA, 2008, 129 min, 12 anos, digital
20h30 | Blue Jasmine | Dir. Woody Allen, EUA, 2013, 98 min, 12 anos, digital

09/03/2019

16h | O custo da coragem (Veronica Guerin) | Dir. Joel Schumacher, EUA/Irlanda, 2003, 98 min, 14 anos, digital
18h | Babel | Dir. Alejandro González Iñárritu, EUA, 2006, 143 min, 16 anos, digital
20h30 | Manifesto | Dir. Julian Rosefeldt, Alemanha, 2017, 98 min, 12 anos, digital

10/03/2019

16h | Notas sobre um escândalo (Notes on a Scandal) | Dir. Richard Eyre, Reino Unido, 2006, 92 min, 14 anos, digital
18h | Carol | Dir. Todd Haynes, EUA/Reino Unido, 2015, 118 min, 14 anos, digital

Mais informações/More info >> MIS Official Site

Carol Screen Captures
Posted on
Apr 1, 2016

Carol Screen Captures

Good morning, everyone! I added BluRay Screen Captures from Carol. The movie is now out on DVD/BluRay and On Demand.

Posted on
Mar 14, 2016

Cate Blanchett nominated for an IFTA Award

The Irish Board announced the nomination fot the IFTA Awards. The winners will be revealed on April 9th.

International Actress
Cate Blanchett – Carol
Rachel Griffith – Mammal
Brie Larson – Room
Charlotte Rampling – 45 Years

Recent interviews
Posted on
Mar 6, 2016

Recent interviews

Hello everyone! Another interview from the SK-II #changedestiny event in LA, introduced by an quick meeting behind the scenes of the last Academy Awards (click on the image below to open the video)



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And a new press junket interview from the Japanese promotion of Carol


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An interview from France via Closer Mag

CATE BLANCHETT : “ETRE PERSÉCUTÉ JUSTE CAR ON EST ATTIRÉ PAR UNE PERSONNE DU MÊME SEXE, C’EST UNE ABERRATION”

Malgré le succès, la magnifique actrice australienne arrive à tout concilier : carrière, mari, enfants… A l’occasion de la sortie du film “Carol”, qui raconte l’histoire d’amour entre une bourgeoise et une jeune employée d’un magasin, Cate Blanchett se confie à “Closer”.

Pourquoi avez-vous souhaité tourner un film sur le thème d’une femme tombant amoureuse d’une autre femme ?

Cate Blanchett : J’ai accepté ce film sans penser au sexe des deux personnages et en pensant encore moins au thème qui, de nos jours encore, peut être controversé. J’ai simplement trouvé intéressante l’histoire de ces deux êtres humains qui se rapprochent alors que tout les sépare : la différence d’âge, la catégorie sociale… Ce n’est pas réellement une histoire d’amour entre deux femmes, mais plutôt une histoire de désir et d’attirance entre deux personnes qui éprouvent de l’admiration l’une pour l’autre.

Avez-vous l’impression que les mentalités ont évolué sur l’homosexualité ?

Oui, heureusement. Mais ce n’est pas suffisant. Il y a encore beaucoup de tabous concernant l’homosexualité, sans parler de l’injustice et de l’hypocrisie ambiantes. Enormément de travail reste à faire. Si j’ai fait ce film, c’est aussi pour montrer à quel point il était difficile d’être différent dans les années 1950. Etre persécuté, arrêté par la police juste parce qu’on est attiré par une personne du même sexe, c’est une aberration sans nom !

Hormis l’injustice et l’hypocrisie, qu’est-ce qui vous irrite le plus dans la vie ?

Je suis effarée par le manque de responsabilité de nombreuses personnes face à la protection de notre environnement. Quand on est mère de famille, c’est tout de même un devoir de se battre contre la pollution et d’aider nos enfants à vivre dans un environnement plus sain et moins pollué ! J’ai la chance d’avoir un mari également très impliqué dans la protection de notre planète.

Quelles actions entreprenez-vous ensemble ?

Avec mon époux, nous avons rejoint l’organisation créée par Al Gore, Climate Reality Project, qui nous aide à mieux comprendre les changements climatiques. Maintenant que je suis impliquée et investie, je me sens plus utile. J’ai au moins l’impression d’œuvrer, même modestement, pour vivre dans un environnement plus propre.

Vous semblez toujours très complice avec votre mari…

Je me sens extrêmement chanceuse d’avoir rencontré l’âme sœur. Je suis d’autant plus heureuse que j’ai croisé mon mari au bon moment. Nous avons une belle relation et nous essayons de respecter les envies et les intérêts de l’un et de l’autre.

Quel est le secret de la longévité de votre relation ?

Je crois que c’est parce que nous sommes très complémentaires. Il n’y a aucune rivalité. Ce qui fait la force de notre couple, c’est le respect mutuel et surtout la tendresse. Mon mari me fait tout le temps rire ! Et c’est d’ailleurs pour ça que je tombe encore régulièrement amoureuse de lui !

Parlez-nous de la récente adoption d’Edith, 10 mois…

Nous n’avons pas pris cette décision sur un coup de tête. Depuis le début de notre histoire, nous avons toujours évoqué la possibilité d’adopter un jour. Et puis, nous avons eu des enfants [Ignatius, 7 ans, Roman, 11 ans, et Dashiell, 14 ans, NDLR]. Le temps a passé, et nous étions enfin prêts à entamer une procédure d’adoption. Mener à terme ce projet, qui s’est révélé compliqué et délicat, était important pour nous. J’ai, par ailleurs, un profond respect pour l’association Adopt Change, fondée par Deborra-Lee Furness [l’épouse de l’acteur Hugh Jackman, NDLR]. Elle permet de garder le lien entre les mères, les parents adoptifs et surtout les enfants, dans le respect de chacun.

Allez-vous être une mère différente maintenant que vous avez une fille ?

Non, je ne pense pas l’éduquer différemment de mes garçons. Mais je peux vous dire que c’est extraordinaire de regarder mes fils s’occuper de leur petite sœur. Je suis comblée, heureuse et fière d’avoir une famille aussi unie.

Est-il vrai que vous souhaitez adopter d’autres enfants ?

Je crois que nous avons clos ce chapitre.

Comment faites-vous pour gérer aussi bien votre carrière et votre vie familiale ?

J’essaie de lister mes priorités et, surtout, de prendre du temps pour moi. Mon refuge, c’est la méditation et les activités physiques. C’est important de s’occuper des autres, mais c’est aussi primordial de prendre soin de soi !

Cette interview a été publiée dans le Closer n°553

5 CHOSES QU’ON NE SAIT PAS SUR CATE BLANCHETT

1. A 15 ans, elle s’est rasé la tête. Un changement de look qui a failli lui coûter son job dans une maison de retraite.

2. Elle aurait aimé être architecte, bien qu’elle admette que “cela aurait tout de même été un désastre”.

3. L’actrice adore faire la liste de choses à faire, et les barrer une fois faites.

4. Pas très sexy ! Elle a gardé les sous-vêtements que sa mère lui confectionnait au lycée. “Je ne sais pas quoi acheter quand je me rends dans un rayon lingerie.”

5. Son mari l’a demandée en mariage un mois seulement après leur premier rendez-vous.

And a new interview to promote Truth via The Belfast Telegraph

Several years ago, I worked with a New York-based TV producer, a friend of Mary Mapes, the CBS News producer Cate Blanchett plays in Truth. I asked her if, rather than barrelling back and forth in search of stories, she wouldn’t prefer the cosy milieu of celebrity interviews. She looked at me with horror. “Not a chance,” she said. “That would be so controlled, run by PR people and studios, you’d never get the truth.”

As I watch Cate Blanchett get escorted into a hotel room for another round of junket interviews, I can’t help wondering what the fearless Mary Mapes would have said if they could see her being carefully doled out in one-question portions: the minimum access for the maximum promo.

“It’s frustrating for all of us,” Cate agrees. “Maybe if you were going to write a 10-page feature on me we’d be talking for more than a few minutes, but then who’d read that? There is a complex set of questions that this film raises and you might like to write about those, or you might like to write about, you know, how many wrinkles Robert Redford has.”

This was in reference to an earlier query by a Spanish journalist, who, to the horror of all present, asked Cate: “Do you not think Robert Redford is a bit old to play Dan Rather?”

If Hollywood’s publicity machine has no idea how to deal with journalists and their preposterous questions, Hollywood itself certainly loves to portray them on screen. Two of the biggest films of the year so far have lionised hackery: Spotlight, which deals with the Boston Globe’s investigation into clerical child abuse, and Truth, Cate’s second outing as a journalist (the first, of course, was Veronica Guerin).

It depicts the CBS News investigation that claimed to show that George W Bush received preferential treatment in being allowed to enlist in the Texas Air National Guard, thus avoiding Vietnam.

Despite Cate’s typically excellent performance and good reviews, it has been overshadowed somewhat. Spotlight easily eclipsed it as journalism movie of the year at the box office and at the Oscars, where it won the Best Picture award. Blanchett had been nominated for an Oscar for her performance in Carol.

Her role in Truth is interesting because of the parallels between Mapes’s story and Cate’s life. Much of the action in the film centres around the veracity of military service records in Texas. Cate’s father, Robert, was a US Navy officer from Texas, who later moved to Australia, where he worked as an advertising executive and met Cate’s mother June.

In Truth we are shown how the journalist’s fractious relationship with her father colours her future career motivations – he never let her ask questions, so she ends up doing just that professionally.

Growing up in Australia, Cate had to deal with the loss of her father, who died from a heart attack. Her mother was left to raise three children alone.

“If you read Mary’s memoir, her relationship with her father is a part of her upbringing. Any event in childhood has an enormous impact on who you are. I don’t sit around referencing [her own father’s death] in my life as the singular moment of grief, but I think it gave me a well-honed sense of empathy because of seeing my mother and what she went through.”

In her teens she went travelling and ended up in Cairo, where she took a bit part in a movie in exchange for five Egyptian pounds. A passion wasn’t quite born, exactly, but back in Australia she enrolled at drama school and decided to develop her talents. While still a student she won a reputation for herself as a formidable stage actress, until her film breakthrough, the titular role in Elizabeth, won her a Bafta and she was on her way.

Since then, she has hardly put a foot wrong, mixing arthouse work with multiplex behemoths. She won her first Oscar for her portrayal of Katharine Hepburn in Martin Scorsese’s The Aviator, and her second for her role in Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine.

Cate says she has focused on the acting process rather than the commercial outcomes. “When too many people who run creative organisations are interested in money rather than content, you have them believing things like, ‘we can’t cast this person because they don’t have enough Instagram followers’. When I was starting out there was a sense that if an actress wore a certain dress she’d be more likely to win a role.”

In her twenties, she met the Australian playwright Andrew Upton. He proposed within weeks of meeting her. They now have three sons, along with baby Edith, whom they adopted last year. Motherhood has not slowed her career. It was reported last year that, collectively, her films have made nearly a billion dollars. She is still the only foreign actress ever to do a believable Irish accent, playing Veronica Guerin, the former crime correspondent with the Sunday Independent, who was murdered in 1996.

“I didn’t think about Veronica, to be honest, when playing Mary, they’re quite different characters,” she tells me. “They had quite different relationships with the organisations they were working for, but they were both outsiders. I had the impression Veronica operated much more as a lone wolf, whereas Mary is a collaborator. They were both women operating within a man’s world and they shared a distaste for hypocrisy.”

And as we get ready to wrap up she tells me her latest subject believed it was possible for ‘real’ journalists to do celebrity interviews too – as long as they were done the right way.

“She also said she enjoyed interviewing George Clooney. But I think she had a long-held belief that journalism is about providing a service.”

Hear, hear.

Posted on
Mar 1, 2016

New interviews from SK-II #changedestiny event

Two new interviews: Cate Blanchett talks about SK-II, Carol, Oscars and more!

Cate Blanchett Knows You’re Zooming in on Her Pores and She’s Cool with It

At a recent event to celebrate the launch of SK-II’s new line, Cate Blanchett apologizes for having a head cold. She can’t shake anyone’s hand and she’s sniffling, but even still the actress looks *flawless*—something she attributes in part to her consistent use of SK-II’s products. As the brand’s Global Ambassador, Blanchett is participating in SK-II’s new #ChangeDestiny campaign, which is meant to empower women around the world to affect their own circumstances. We spoke with the actress about her skincare preparation around the awards weekend, her Oscar-nominated acting work in Carol, and why Hollywood still needs to solve its gender problem.

Marie Claire: Is there any sense of relief that awards season is coming to an end?

Cate Blanchett: Yeah. I do tend to move on anyway. This is a part of my life, but it doesn’t rule my life. So I dip in and out.

MC: What sort of preparation do you do for a big awards show like the Oscars?

CB: Well, this SK-II skincare. I happen to have it here! Look, it does seem convenient, but it works. And sleep. Often with these things—because I don’t live here—I fly in the morning of. But this time I had to do a little bit of work. So I’ve had the gracious moment of having a little bit of space around the event this year. But I try and sleep.

MC: You’ve flown in the morning of the Oscars?

CB: Yeah! I have children. I’ve also left the night of. There was once where I was nominated and I was in a play in Sydney and left straight after the performance. When I got in, because you gain time, a bit like Dr. Who and the Tardis, I went straight to the theater and to the stage.

MC: Do you have a ritual or a superstition you follow before an awards show?

CB: I’m not a particularly superstitious person. I started off being one when I started onstage and I thought, I’m going to end up in a mental institution if I do this. Because I can become really really OCD. But in the lead up, if I know I’ve got a couple of events coming up or making a film, I prep. You do get scrutinized in the digital age. You know they’re zooming in on every pore, which you’ve got to forget about. And I do forget about it because I feel my skin’s in good shape. I’m the age I am, but my skin is in pretty good condition because I’ve been consistent with my skincare. I’ll use the facial treatment masks before an event and have a bath, because anything you can do to relax. When you walk that red carpet it’s big so anything you can do to feel relaxed in those environments.

MC: What do you like about the concept behind SK-II’s #ChangeDestiny campaign?

CB: I think often women can feel isolated and feel like they get into a rut and don’t quite know how to get out of it. So the message behind it is that feeling of self-empowerment, working with what you’ve got and doing the best you can. And that’s why the Internet is so fantastic and launching an idea like this on the Internet is so great, because there is a network. You can hear other people’s experiences, people who you think, Well, they’re successful in their career. You realize, in fact, there’s a road of doubt. There’s many many forks in the road, many failures, many moments of despair along that way. I feel like right now I’m at a fork in the road.

MC: You do?

CB: Yeah, you think, Well, what is my next challenge? Do I keep moving down the path that looks safe and obvious, or do I go down that path that looks slightly more murky and scary? And I think I’ll probably go down that murky, scary path of unemployment. I do like that message of self-empowerment.

MC: What’s a struggle you’ve personally overcome?

CB: I think you need to have a healthy sense of doubt because I think doubt leads to inquiry. Inquiry and curiosity is really important in any profession, but definitely in what I do. And in parallel you also need to be confident enough to try things. So it’s a tricky thing sometimes to balance those two states.

MC: Why did you want to work with director Todd Haynes again on Carol? It’s such a different role than when you played Bob Dylan in I’m Not There.

CB: That speaks to his love of what actors can do. He asks actors to such interesting things and so when you’re asked to do something interesting and you’re not asked to do the same old stuff, then actors lap that up. I certainly do. He’s such an influential filmmaker. I do find it bewildering that the costumes, two actresses, the cinematography, the screenplay, the score were nominated on Sunday, but Todd hasn’t been. And without him there would be no film.

MC: Do you think Carol failed to get a Best Picture nomination because it feels like a more feminine film than some of the others?

CB: Yes.

MC: Did you learn anything about your own womanhood making the film?

CB: I never really think about my gender, first and foremost—until a door is closed to you. Until you can see a parallel opportunity with a man in a similar place in his career and you think, That opportunity is not open to me or my fellow actresses. That’s interesting. But I don’t think about myself with gender first and foremost. So I didn’t think of Carol as being first and foremost a gay woman. I thought about her as being a woman who was experiencing a volcanic love that was forbidden, a la Romeo and Juliet. Whenever I play a role, whether it’s onstage or screen, I’m always interested in points of difference. If there’s any similarities or anything I can take away I think that happens inadvertently. But I did think a lot about Patricia Highsmith and how personal the book The Price of Salt was to her and that it was written under a pseudonym and the difference for a gay man, which of course homosexuality was illegal at the time the film was set. There wasn’t even a name for Sapphic love between women at the time. It was more considered hysteria. It wasn’t even accorded the status of being illegal. You were simply put on pills or given electroshock therapy. So I did think about the incredible bravery and sacrifice that Carol had to make.

MC: Last year Hollywood started to address the gender pay gap. What is the next big female issue they should tackle?

CB: Oh, the pay gap is still there! The thing is that these things are not fashionable. The lack of racial diversity and gender diversity and the lack of female directors—those are not fashionable issues. And they’re not issues that reside solely within the film industry. It’s a pandemic. Any industry loses its innovation and loses its access to creative juices if you don’t have progressive thinking and diversity. There’s a group that’s all about raising gender diversity on company boards. If you don’t have people at the top making progressive decisions, and thinking about their audiences—we’re 50 percent of the population watching film. This is the thing too about Carol. There’s still somehow this conservative thinking that it’s a woman’s film, but there’s lot of men who’ve gone to see it and been so moved by it. It speaks to the human experience and it’s an impeccably made film by Todd Haynes. Period. Like, I would go and see The Danish Girland I don’t think that because there’s a man in it it’s somehow a man’s film. Or I don’t look at Mad Max and think it’s a man film. But somehow there’s this trench before people will pick up the DVD and watch Carol. It’s just lazy thinking and lazy thinking is not creative or productive.

MC: Are you looking to direct films?

CB: I have in the theater. I’d love to eventually, but I also have four children and my husband has a career and directing does take a lot of time and preparation. But I would certainly love to see more female directors recognized at the Academy Awards.

via Marie Claire

Cate Blanchett Talks Red Carpet Beauty and Dates With Destiny

With her new short hair look and dreamy Armani Privé gown, Cate Blanchett owned the red carpet at last night’s Academy Awards. For Oscar night, makeup artist Jeanine Lobell laid the foundation for Blanchett’s ethereal realness by layering SK-II’s new super-charged R.N.A. Power Radical New Age Essence and R.N.A. Power Radical New Age Cream to bring her skin to life. “I started using SK-II when I was pregnant with my first child, who is now 14, so I’ve been using it for 15 years very consistently,” Blanchett tells me when we meet before Oscars night. “Obviously, if I’m going out, I’ll use the facial treatment masks or the facial treatment oil, but my routine doesn’t change very much.” Here, the Carol star discusses confidence and getting past the pressure to look a certain way on the red carpet.

WHAT’S YOUR BEAUTY ROUTINE IN REAL LIFE?

In my life, I get thrown a lot of stuff—stuff that says, ‘This is the product that is going to change your life!’ That’s the stuff I tend to ignore because SK-II has worked for me so well. The new products have an amplified amount of Pitera. My feeling is that they’re going to the root of my skin and working on a deeper level than a lot of moisturizers.

WHAT IS YOUR ATTITUDE TOWARD BEAUTY IN GENERAL?

It’s less is more. The less one can think about oneself the more interesting and attractive one becomes. If you think about Audrey Hepburn, I think she became more beautiful when she stopped being an actress and started working with humanitarian campaigns. The more engaged you can become the more you can shed your self-consciousness.

WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU DON’T FEEL SO BEAUTIFUL?

I don’t think about being beautiful or not being beautiful. I think my kids are beautiful. It’s more about feeling confident inside your own skin really and thinking about yourself as little as possible. Every single pore—not on the men, but on the women—is scrutinized, so I am really grateful that I feel very confident in my own skin. I am the age that I am and I am trying to do the best with what I got. I’m not dressing for anyone else. I don’t really subscribe to other people’s idea of what is beautiful. I just want to feel good.

WHEN IT COMES TO A BIG EVENT LIKE THE OSCARS, WHAT’S YOUR GETTING READY RITUAL LIKE?

Take a bath. Have a massage. Put on a facial mask and lie down. I am watching Making a Murderer, which is a very cheery thing to watch on the day of the Oscars, but I’ve got to finish it! That’s probably what I’m going to do on Sunday morning. But it’s like New Year’s Eve. If you over plan New Year’s Eve it’s going to be a disaster so you have to be alive to changes.

SPEAKING OF BEING ALIVE TO CHANGES, AND YOU’RE HERE FOR THE SK-II CHANGE DESTINY FORUM TODAY, DO YOU BELIEVE IN DESTINY?

The notion of fate and destiny is a very Greek concept. Working in the theater you do think a lot about that, because as a storyteller you do think, ‘At what point was this always going to happen and what part have I got a hand in being able to change things?’ I’m not a big believer in linear paths. I would always have these sort of five-year plans and think, ‘Ok, I wouldn’t mind to try to get here in five years.’ I remember when I was 26. My father died when I was young and my mother didn’t have a lot of money, so I thought, ‘I want to own a flat by the time I’m 26.’ So I worked towards that, literally trying to scrimp and save. But sometimes those plans don’t go as you expect.

DO YOU THINK THOSE MOMENTS ARE ALWAYS  LIFE’S CROSSROADS OR CAN IT BE IN A SIMPLE CHOICE LIKE TAKING A DIFFERENT ROUTE TO WORK?

I think so. My husband jokes that when I’m driving in London I’ll always say, ‘We haven’t been down this road!’ Literally and metaphorically, I will always do that. And it doesn’t always work, you know? So you have to go ‘Well, that didn’t work,’ but you don’t beat yourself up about it because you don’t learn a lot by success. You learn an enormous lot through failure. It’s not that one tries to fail but they’re the bits that I find useful—confronting but useful!

ARE THERE MOMENTS THAT HAVE CHANGED YOUR DESTINY?

Certainly meeting my husband and leaping off together into that unknown place that is marriage. And deciding to run the theater company. Also, I feel like I’m at a fork at the road at the moment. I think ‘What’s the next challenge for me?’ I can continue to do this thing called acting or are there other adventures alive to me? So I’m kind of looking for those.

via Elle

Posted on
Feb 13, 2016

Cate Blanchett for ‘Pave the Way’ (Entertainment Weekly)

If this interview looks familiar, you are true Blanchetters. This is the third part of the an interview for Entertainment Weekly, recorded in November, during the American press junket for Carol.


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Cate Blanchett is reluctant to talk about influences. “Because then I think people say, ‘Oh, I see… clearly you’re trying to emulate or imitate this person,’” the two-time Oscar winner explains.

But luckily she elaborated for this exclusive video for EW’s Pave the Way series, describing the ways in which a wide range of art and artists inspire her. Among the icons she name-checks: Lucille Ball (who Blanchett is scheduled to play in a biopic), Meryl Streep, Jane Fonda, Gena Rowlands, Miss Piggy, and Frank Thring.

Anyone who’s seen even one of Blanchett’s three juicy, dramatic roles from just last year — inCinderella, Truth, or her Best Actress-nominatedCarol — will somewhat understand, if subconsciously, her mentioning of Jim Henson’s voluptuous pink Muppet. But what about the last name on that chain?

“Oh, do you know Frank Thring?” she says with giddy delight at the mention of his name. Thring was a bald, obese Australian actor who Blanchett first saw in a theater production of The Mikado when she was 9. When his fake mustache fell off during the show, Thring growled, “Damn this Japanese merchandising!”

Little Cate was utterly mesmerized. “I certainlyremember the first time I saw him,” she says. Too young to understand his joke about the mustache, she nonetheless hooked into the unpredictable and dangerous wavelength he radiated onstage. That impulse awakened her desire to become an actor — and has informed many of the nervy, risky parts that she’s played, from Queen Elizabeth I to Bob Dylan.

Thring, who was openly gay and a regular raconteur on Aussie talks shows, died in 1994. To modern audiences, he’s probably best known for his supporting role as The Collector, the sidekick to Tina Turner’s Aunty Entity who gets whacked in the cajones by Mel Gibson in 1985’s Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome.

In her video, Blanchett describes herself as not being “made of such stern a stuff.”

via EW

Posted on
Feb 8, 2016

New interviews and images for Truth and Carol

Truth it’s been released in DVD the past week: to celebrate the event Movies on Demand released a new press junket interview, while a new behind the scenes images came in an interview with Mary Mapes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ny144-awx-M


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And there is a new interview from the Japanese promotion of Carol, and a new still.


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