Cate was on the Late Late Show with James Corden last night and we have stills and video. Enjoy!
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It’s Ocean’s 8 week and we are super excited but before we start, Cate is set to go to an award event today.
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The list of presenters for Monday’s 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards in Partnership with Swarovski is shaping up, and we love it!
This year, they include Cate Blanchett, the Academy Award-winning actress, star of Ocean’s 8, and a style icon in her own right. Blanchett will announce the Womenswear Designer of the Year. […] Watch all the action live @cfda on Facebook on Monday, June 4th. Red carpet coverage hosted by Candice Huffine begins at 6:00PM followed by the Awards Ceremony hosted by Issa Rae at 8:45PM.
As the release date for Ocean’s 8 approaches, more content is being released. Here are some updates featuring Cate Blanchett. Enjoy!
It’s Press Week for Cate Blanchett and the cast of Ocean’s 8. Take a look!
Interview with ET
Interview with ACCESS
— Christine R. Fahey (@chrisaccesshwd) May 24, 2018
— Entertainment Tonight (@etnow) May 24, 2018
We have more material from yesterday Press Conference and Photocall for Ocean’s 8 with Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, and Awkwafina. Huge thanks to our friend over at Brie Larson Archives for the photos.
The Ocean’s 8 Cast All Worship Cate Blanchett
With a cast featuring the likes of Rihanna, Mindy Kaling, and Sarah Paulson, there are many potential breakout stars of the forthcoming Ocean’s 8 press tour. Yet based on the press conference at the Metropolitan Museum of Art this morning (featuring most of the cast, minus RiRi), it was clear that Cate Blanchett occupies a special place in her colleagues’ hearts.
From the moment Blanchett walked in wearing a Carol-meets–David-Bowie purple velvet pantsuit, the rest of the cast’s reverence for the silver-screen icon was apparent. As Anne Hathaway said at one point, answering a question about fame: “Early in my career I thought of fame as something that was real, rather than something that was …” Then she paused, grasping for the word. “Cate, what word am I looking for?”
Blanchett leaned into the mic: “Illusionary.” To which Hathaway responded: “Thank you so much, Madam President.”
When Mindy Kaling was asked how she developed her character, she explained that the role had some unique challenges; for example, she had to speak a few lines of Hindi. “Oh, you should have told me, I’m fluent,” Blanchett interjected. “Of course Cate would be fluent in Hindi,” Kaling responded.
Throughout, Blanchett maintained a steady stream of bon mots. When Akwafina riffed that they used their cast-wide group chat to talk about what they were going to wear today, Blanchett added, “We were going to wear a dress fully made of tampons”; asked by the moderator about her recollections from the set, she remarked, “I have early-onset dementia, but I will try.” In perhaps her most charming moment, when the cast was asked how young girls might be affected by seeing women playing these roles, Blanchett deadpanned that they were “encouraging children into crime.”
And to think, just this weekend she was in France being gazed at adoringly by her fellow Cannes jurors. Imagine what she’s like without the jet lag.
Stay tuned!! There are many interviews to be released!
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Chega de suspense, o filme é de ação! ?? E essas foram minhas incríveis entrevistadas! Vim a NY especialmente para este encontro Fantástico ?! O lançamento do filme @oceans8movie foi hoje e nossa conversa vai ao ar domingo, no @showdavida! Pra não perder o costume, vou deixar vcs pensando o que eu posso ter dito pra causar essas expressões tão lindas nas garotas… ?#AbreAFoto #OlhaACarinha #DeCadaUma #Sororidade #Sisterhood #TksGirls #FoiUmaDelícia #CateBlanchett @awkwafina #SandraBullock @annehathaway @mindykaling #AindaTem @badgalriri @mssarahcatharinepaulson @helenabohamcarter
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Earlier today, Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, and Awkwafina gathered together at the Temple of Dandur at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET) for a press conference to promote the film Ocean’s 8. The photocall was awesome! Take a look!
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Cate Blanchett Hopes Ocean’s 8 Is ‘Encouraging Children to Crime’
Midway through Ocean’s 8, there’s a scene where Sandra Bullock’s exquisitely coated Debbie Ocean faces a mirror and reminds herself why she’s decided to rob the Met Gala: not for man, not for herself, she says, but for the 8-year-old girl out there who could be inspired to lead a life of crime. At an extravagant press conference for Ocean’s 8 held next to the Temple of Dendur at the Metropolitan Museum of Art today, one reporter asked the cast if they really were trying inspire 8-year-old girls with their work. What effect would these “strong female roles” have? “Encouraging children to crime,” Cate Blanchett deadpanned.
Mindy Kaling then took the conversation in another direction, pointing out that the film provides positive representation of another, noncriminal sort in the fact that the characters are “orchestrating a crime, rather than fighting over a man.” Sandra Bullock pointed out that there is a man the characters in Ocean’s 8 fixate on, but more because he’s a target, not a love interest. The film aces the Bechdel test and probably earns a heap of extra credit on the assignment. “Our conversations are not about that man, and I think that’s very exciting,” Kaling said.
Really, being a criminal is just another form of self-actualization. “To an 8-year-old girl, maybe we’re not trying to say, ‘Go have a life of crime,’” Anne Hathaway added, “But we’re saying, ‘Go do what you want, there’s space for you.’” She commended it for having a “everybody in” message, and for showcasing a variety of perspectives. “One thing we’re also saying in that 8-year-old girl moment is — and there’s nothing wrong with it — but you don’t have to grow up to be a princess,” director Gary Ross said. Or really, if you do become a princess, become one whose skills would be useful in a heist.
The Ocean’s 8 Cast Never Thought A Movie With So Many Women Would Get Made
At an Ocean’s 8 press conference Tuesday at the Temple of Dandur at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Sandra Bullock confessed that, when she first heard of Ocean’s 8, she didn’t think it would get financed.
“I thought it was a fun idea. I didn’t at the time think the movie would get made,” Bullock told reporters.
Seven of the eight cast members of the film appeared at the conference alongside director Gary Ross and screenwriter Olivia Milch. They discussed the novelty of an all-women heist movie, and what it feels like to have eight of Hollywood’s biggest names on the same bill. Blanchett, who plays the Brad Pitt to Bullock’s George Clooney in this iteration of the Ocean’s franchise, added that just a few years ago, this movie seemed like an “impossibility.”
“Isn’t it interesting — two or three years, this seemed like an impossibility. Like, how could we possibly get this made? And it’s so great that it’s being released now, and you go, ‘Well, of course.’ A lot has shifted,” Blanchett revealed.
Gary Ross, the film’s director, added, “There are more ‘of courses’ now than there were then.”
Rumors about an all-women Ocean’s movie emerged in late 2015, years after Steven Soderbergh stated that he would not be making an Ocean’s Fourteen. Given the historically male format of the movies — Frank Sinatra starred in the original, and Clooney dominated Soderbergh’s remakes — this seemed like a pipe dream. But by summer of 2016, the rumor earned credibility with the news that the movie had a fully stacked cast. (Elizabeth Banks was initially reported to be in the film, but she later dropped out.) The movie’s titular 8 are as follows: Mindy Kaling, Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Rihanna, Awkwafina, Helena Bonham Carter, Sarah Paulson, and Anne Hathaway.
“I’m really excited for the moment that this doesn’t feel special anymore,” Hathaway said of the film. In the movie, she plays a fame-crazed celebrity who’s wearing the necklace Sandra Bullock’s character plans to burgle.
The massive cast did manage to bond during the film, Bullock added, even though their schedules didn’t really allow for it. “I think we managed to connect on a level that we never ever would have been given a chance [to connect on] because we — women, you know, there’s five roles [in Hollywood] and we’re all looking for them, and they’re all lone little islands, and here we were, Hawaii, and all the other islands,” she said, talking her way through the metaphor. In case you’re wondering, the cast does have a group text.
“You guys all know about the Bechdel test,” Kaling said, referring to the Bechdel-Wallace test, which asks if a film contains two female characters who talk about something other than a man. “This passes it with flying colors. I mean, the fact that we’re orchestrating a crime as opposed to fighting over a man. There’s isn’t even a specter of a man.”
It’s rare — indeed, maybe unprecedented — that an action film would feature eight women collaborating on one massive heist. Much less eight women who are funny, glamorous, and not in the midst of romantic turmoil. It’s a mark of a greater cultural shift that sees value in telling interesting female-driven stories.
Hathaway added, “You can’t underestimate the power of visual representation. So, to an 8-year-old girl, we’re not trying to say, ‘Go have a life of crime,’ but we’re saying, ‘Go do what you want. Go do what you want [because] there’s space for you. There’s space for you to do it with your friends. And there’s room for all of you.'”
And to think — two or three years ago, this might not have been greenlit.
According to WWD magazine Cate Blanchett has extended her role as an ambassador for Giorgio Armani. Read more details below:
The actress has become the brand’s first global beauty ambassador.
NEW ROLE: Cate Blanchett’s role at Giorgio Armani Beauty has been expanded, and she’s been named the brand’s first global beauty ambassador. The Academy Award-winning actress, who has been the face of the brand’s Sì fragrance franchise since 2013, is now representing all of the label’s beauty categories — including also makeup and skin care.
Giorgio Armani described Blanchett as the brand’s quintessential woman. “Luminous and sophisticated, her natural elegance and distinguished beauty are striking,” said the designer in a statement. “I am pleased to deepen our longstanding relationship.”
The actress has many movies set for 2018, including “Ocean’s 8,” “Where’d You Go, Bernadette,” “The House With a Clock in Its Walls” and “Mowgli.” She served as the president of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival this year.
The 71th Cannes Film Festival reaches its final day tomorrow but Madame Présidente will be travelling to US after the 13 days journey in France. Cate Blanchett will be one of the guests at The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon next Thursday, 24 May to promote Ocean’s 8. The Tonight Show airs weeknights 11:35/10:35c. Stay tuned!