[Full Scans] Cate Blanchett for Variety Cannes 2018
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May 3, 2018

[Full Scans] Cate Blanchett for Variety Cannes 2018

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RED to be screened at St Kilda Film Festival
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Apr 26, 2018

RED to be screened at St Kilda Film Festival

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The short film directed by Del Kathryn Barton and starred by Cate, is part of the St Kilda Film Festival’s program. It’s schedule to be screened on May 25th during the Australia’s top 100 short films session. The festival takes place in the City of Port Phillip, from May 17 to the 26th.

RED
Director: Del Kathryn Barton
Producer: Angie Fielder
Screenwriter: Del Kathryn Barton
Principal Cast: Cate Blanchett, Alex Russell

A wild, frenetic, galactic ride exploring the mythological notion of the female spider as the creator of the universe.

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Cate Blanchett Hopes For More Female-led Films
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Apr 16, 2018

Cate Blanchett Hopes For More Female-led Films

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Cate gave an interview to Standard UK when she attended the opening of the new Armani boutique in London last week. She talked about how much fun she had filming Oceans 8 and her hopes to have more female-led films. Enjoy!

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Cate Blanchett: ‘I hope all-women Ocean’s 8 will be the first of many female-led films’

Cate Blanchett hopes her forthcoming all-female heist movie Ocean’s 8 will open the floodgates for more films with women taking all the starring roles.

The Oscar-winning actress will appear alongside Sandra Bullock, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, Rihanna and Helena Bonham Carter in the spin-off of the Ocean’s Eleven film series, due in cinemas in June.

She said: “Making Ocean’s 8 was too much fun! I hope and trust it will be as much fun to watch as it was to make.

“It’s funny because you don’t worry about what you’re missing until you experience it. Something that all of us were saying is that an all-female starring cast is so rare.

“You get maybe one, two or three of you — but to get eight of you that have all got really interesting roles that are all playing off one another is very rare.

“It’s happened to me in the theatre a little bit but it’s never happened to me before in film. So it’s hopefully to be oft repeated.”

Blanchett, 48, was speaking exclusively to the Standard as she attended the launch of the new Giorgio Armani and Armani/Casa boutique in Sloane Street.

She is a close friend of Armani and has been the face of the brand’s fragrance Si since 2013.

She revealed: “The first thing I bought with my first pay cheque after drama school was an Armani suit — on sale obviously! If it was full-price that would have been some pay cheque!”

Blanchett feels that people should focus on their own fashion sense rather than “try and mimic other people’s tastes”.

She had to turn down a West End stage role in All About Eve due to family commitments, but revealed another project is in the air.

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Cate Blanchett on Elle Norway – Interview
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Apr 15, 2018

Cate Blanchett on Elle Norway – Interview

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Cate gave an interview to Elle Norway and talks about her creative collaboration with Mr Armani. Enjoy!

Crush på Cate!
Enda en romanse har spiret i duftverdenen. Helt siden Marilyn Monroe avslørte at hun gikk til sengs kun iført Chanel N°5, har skuespilllere fungert som muser for verdens mest kjente parfymer. Elizabeth Taylor for Elizabeth Ardens White Diamond. Natalie Portman for Diors Miss Dior. Kristen Stewart for Chanels Gabrielle. Og siden 2013, Cate Blanchett for Armanis Sì.

Er det fordi en parfyme kan være så allsidig, at man kan kle seg i ulike stemninger og endre karakterer – akkurat som når skuespillere tolker en rolle? Jeg tar med meg spørsmålet inn på Armanis eget hotell i Milano der Cate sitter – uklanderlig kledd i en hvit dress fra Armani.

Cate Blanchett er vanskelig å ta øynene fra. Hun har en sterk karisma og en kjapp humoristisk sans, men hun er også reflektert og svarer med dype resonnementer og en stor dose ydmyket på alt man spør hun om. I suiten står et stort portrett av Cate og den nye Sì Passione-duften.

–?Herregud, det er så rart å sitte og se på seg selv på den måten, jeg klarer nesten ikke konsentrere meg, haha.

Er du enda ikke vant til å se deg selv på film og bilder?

–?Nei, det tror jeg aldri at jeg kommer til å bli. Det er nok også derfor jeg har så vanskeligheter med å ta en selfie, jeg synes nesten det er motbydelig for å være ærlig.

Men hvem er egentlig Cate Blanchett?

–?Haha, ja, hvem vet egentlig hvem man er? Jeg har alltid vært nysgjerrig og fascinert av menneskers kompleksitet. At vi, inkludert meg selv, bærer med oss så mange paradokser – både styrker og svakheter.

Hva har fått deg og Mr Armani til å jobbe så bra sammen i så mange år?

–?Mitt forhold til Armani går langt tilbake i tid. Jeg har alltid vært opptatt av klassisk herresøm – jeg elsker å være kvinne, men elsker også å gå kledd i dress og slips. Jeg kjøpte faktisk min første Armanidress på salg i Sidney med min første store lønning, så mye har jeg beundret hans talent. Vi deler også en kreativ måte å se livet på og har utviklet et dypt vennskap opp gjennom årene. Han er enormt generøs og har vært en fantastisk mentor for meg. Ærlig talt er jeg fremdeles beæret over at jeg får være ansiktet utad for en så sterk signaturduft som Sì – jeg vet at det er en beslutning Mr. Armani selv har tatt, fra hjertet.

Hva er det viktigste du har lært av han?

–?Han har et så positivt livssyn og ser så mange muligheter i livet. Bare det faktum at han har skapt en parfyme som heter Sì (ja), sier mye spør du meg. For han handler det om å se det positive i livet og det prøver jeg å ta med meg i denne gale verden vi lever i.

Apropos en gal verden, hvordan bruker du din plattform til å påvirke andre?

–?Jeg er engasjert i UNICEF og prøver å gjøre det lille jeg kan for å gjøre en forandring her i verden. Det er mange som er kritiske til at kjente personer engasjerer seg i veldedighet, men jeg tenker at det er noe av det viktigste jeg kan gjøre. At jeg har en mulighet til å nå ut til folk – og at det på et sett kan hjelpe andre, om så bare i liten grad, ser jeg på som et privilegium.

Duften Sì Passione er den syvende duften i Sì-familien. Cate har vært duftens muse siden lanseringen i 2013. Sì Passione er skapt av parfymøren Julie Massé.

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Cate Blanchett on the cover of Curve Magazine
Posted on
Mar 28, 2018

Cate Blanchett on the cover of Curve Magazine

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Cate is on the cover of Curve Magazine on it’s spring issue. We have the scans with the interview here, enjoy!
And many thanks to Pari Naraghipour on twitter for the heads up!

Cate Blanchett on the cover of S/Magazine Spring 2018
Posted on
Mar 27, 2018

Cate Blanchett on the cover of S/Magazine Spring 2018

Hello Everyone! Cate is on the cover of S/Magazine for the spring issue, on display till june 11th, here’s the article:

Cate Blanchett: A Reigning Queen Of Hollywood Cinema

“Where are you?” Cate Blanchett pleads urgently from Italy. “Why aren’t you in Milan?” The actor, 48, is visiting the fashion capital as the House of Armani’s guest during fashion week. When told that this writer is calling from Toronto, she considers our situations. “Hmmm, Milan, Toronto,” she sing-songs, punctuated by a laugh that says it all. “No offense,” she adds.

It’s been mere seconds, yet Cate Blanchett’s confident irreverence is already electrifying the conversation from across the ocean. With performances in films as varied as Elizabeth, The Lord of the Rings and Blue Jasmine, it’s easy to forget that the biggest character of all might be Blanchett herself. Her headline-making quips are as funny as they are fearless, unabashedly voicing her resistance to all forms of injustice. Take her speech at last fall’s InStyle Awards in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal. “Women like looking sexy, but it doesn’t mean we want to f–k you,” she said. “No one says to Steve Bannon, ‘You look like a bag of trash. Do you want me to throw you out?’”If there’s anything unifying her wildly eclectic roster of characters, it must be the weight of their onscreen presence, whether she’s channelling Queen Elizabeth I (Elizabeth and Elizabeth: The Golden Age) or Katherine Hepburn (her Oscar-winning role in The Aviator), playing Cinderella’s sinister stepmother (2015’s Cinderella) or a self-centred snob tumbling down the social ladder (Blue Jasmine). She brings the same degree of commitment to playing someone as ripped-from-the-headlines as CBS News producer Mary Mapes (Truth) or as fantastic as Hela, goddess of death and fancier of flamboyant headwear (Thor: Ragnarok).

Her next two roles continue to prove there is no such thing as a “Cate Blanchett movie.” Next up is Richard Linklater’s comedic drama Where’d You Go, Bernadette, out this May, in which she plays a reclusive architect who becomes an unlikely missing person just before a family vacation. “He’s so profoundly laid back it belies how meticulous he is,” she says of the Oscar-winning Boyhood director. “And he’s got this real sort of rubbish-radar. He’s very authentic.”

She’ll follow the indie with a summer blockbuster-to-be, Ocean’s 8, opening June (wait for it) 8th, a spin-off of Ocean’s Eleven in which an eclectic group of women team up to pull off the ultimate heist at the glitzy Met Gala. Blanchett was as excited as anyone by the dream cast, which includes Sandra Bullock, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Mindy Kaling, Rihanna, Sarah Paulson, and rapper Awkwafina. “You couldn’t meet a better bunch of women,” she says, chummily listing off her co-stars by first name (Bullock is “Sandy”; Hathaway is “Annie”). She adds with a laugh, “I hope the film’s good, but, you know, that remains to be seen.”

It’s rare to find a blockbuster stacked with so many A-list female actors. When it’s noted that she’s starred in a number of films, such as The Lord of the Rings series and the George Clooney-directed The Monuments Men, with overwhelmingly male casts, she quips, “Haven’t we all.” When she won Best Actress at the Oscars for Blue Jasmine in 2014, she said in her acceptance speech, “Those of us in the industry who are still foolishly clinging to the idea that female films with women at the centre are niche experiences, they are not. Audiences want to see them, and, in fact, they earn money. The world is round, people!” But feminist altruism certainly wasn’t why she signed on to Ocean’s 8. “You can’t make things only for political or social reasons,” she says. “It has to be a light, chic, cool piece of entertainment. No matter how good the performances are it will live or die on that rhythm.”

It’s delightfully meta that Blanchett will sass the extravagant Met Gala in Ocean’s 8 as Blanchett is herself one of the reigning queens of modern Hollywood style. Though she’s almost always hailed on the “best dressed” list, she couldn’t help but despair a few years ago when she was invited to stick her toes into the E! channel’s pedi cam on the Golden Globes red carpet (the mani-pedi cam has since been discontinued). “I thought, this is a new low,” she says. Another time, at the 2014 SAG Awards, she interrupted an interview with E!’s Giuliana Rancic when she caught the camera doing a toe-to-head swoop of her outfit. “Do you do to that to the guys?” she asked, crouching and pointing her finger into the lens as the camera panned up her torso. “What do you think is going to happen down there that is so fascinating?”

“When you get commodified and it becomes mercantile, then all the pleasure goes out of it,” she says today. Not that Blanchett doesn’t love the pageantry of the red carpet. “You only get to wear these incredible pieces of couture in the arena,” she says, likening the style spectacle to the kind of gladiatorial showmanship seen in Thor: Ragnarok. “I love beautiful things, and to work with designers on one-off pieces is such a privilege and such a pleasure.”

Blanchett formalized her close relationship with Giorgio Armani and his empire of Italian tailoring in 2013, when she signed on as the face of the house’s Sì fragrance. It’s her first, and to this day her only, fragrance campaign. She’s used her platform as a perfume evangelist to speak about deeper topics, including the strength of women and the beauty of duality; how one person can be both fragile and tough, masculine and feminine.

Scent is one of the triggers that Blanchett has used to create characters both onstage and onscreen. They aren’t always pretty. “I was playing a very obnoxious, loud individual,” she says, referencing a part in a play, the name of which escapes her. “So I wore something that had a lot of tuberose in it. It really annoyed one of my fellow actors. He said, ‘If you don’t stop wearing that perfume, I’m going to stop wearing deodorant.’ It became the stink wars!”

She wore Sì Intense during last year’s Broadway run of The Present, a retelling of Anton Chekov’s Platonov adapted by her husband of 20 years, playwright and director Andrew Upton. “I like to think that if you walk down stage centre that an audience can get a whiff of it,” she says.

The latest incarnation of Sì, Sì Passione, brings a flourish of jasmine to the rose floral fragrance. “That, for me, is very sensual,” says perfumer Julie Massé, who co-created the original Sì with Christine Nagel. She also added the floral heliotrope to the heart. “It has an almond note,” she says. “It gives a slightly comfortable and warm background.”

But it’s the flanker’s lasting depth that appeals most to Blanchett. “I love the fragrances with a really great base note,” she says, citing Sì Passione’s cedar and vanilla base as part of its allure. “You have these very comfortable bottom notes and you want to come back to it,” Massé says. “When you come back to your scarf or someone passes you, there is something that appeals but it is not something that is heavy.”

It’s a comfortable contrast with the reigning top notes, which are soft and fresh: think spicy pink pepper, pear, and blackcurrant. Along with the peppery top notes, Blanchett describes Sì Passione as carrying “a mysterious, sensual depth.” When does she wear it? “I’d say wear it at night,” Blanchett says. “But I want that feeling all day long.”

With that, Blanchett is being called away. “I am getting that helicopter signal,” she says peevishly, describing the twirling finger that is the universal symbol for “wrap it up.” There is so much left to say, but rest assured that it will take more than the wave of a finger to silence Blanchett.

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Thor Ragnarok’s VFX videos
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Mar 15, 2018

Thor Ragnarok’s VFX videos

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Marvel and Rising Sun Pictures have released clips from the visual effects process used in Thor: Ragnarok and the VFX Supervisor Alessandro Cioffi explains some of the sequences with Hela and Skurge. Here’s part of the article with pictures and clips.

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What are the sequences made at Trixter?
The sequence we’ve worked on starts with Hela and Skurge entering The Vault, going through all the mighty artifacts kept there. Hela’s goal is though to use the Eternal Flame to revive her army of the dead and her beloved Fenris, down in the Crypt. With this pivotal moment the sequence ends. We did work on additional mini-sequence involving Loki, in the Vault, bringing back the Surtur to life

What is your favorite shot or sequence?

My favorite shot is the second-last one in the sequence, when Hela finally rejoins Fenris: Cate Blanchett looks gorgeous in that shot, her performance immediately delivers Hela’s found supremacy, as she stands at the center of the Crypt surrounded by her Army of the Dead. The picture has a very powerful composition, I find.

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