Cate Blanchett – Actresses can get outrageously precious…

Actresses can get outrageously precious about the way they look. That’s not what life’s about…


“Actresses can get outrageously precious about the way they look. That’s not what life’s about. If you starve yourself to the point where your brain cells shrivel, you will never do good work. And if you’re overly conscious of your arms flapping in the wind, how can you look the other actor in the eye to respond to them?”
-Cate Blanchett

Cate Blanchett – I’ve an enormous respect for…

I’ve an enormous respect for my mother who at the age of 39 raised three…


“I’ve an enormous respect for my mother who at the age of 39 raised three children, and I grew up with my grandmother in the household. And so it was a really strong household of women – my poor brother! It was great growing up with so many generations of women.”
-Cate Blanchett

Cate Blanchett – I had never done anything…

I had never done anything with blue screen before, or prosthetics, or anything like that…


“I had never done anything with blue screen before, or prosthetics, or anything like that. Lord of the Rings was like stepping into a videogame for me. It was another world completely. But, to be honest, I basically did it so that I could have the ears. I thought they would really work with my bare head.Working with Martin Scorsese was an absolute minute-by-minute education without him ever being grandiose about it.”
-Cate Blanchett

Cate Blanchett – If you age with somebody…

If you age with somebody, you go through so many roles – you’re lovers, friends, enemies…


“If you age with somebody, you go through so many roles – you’re lovers, friends, enemies, colleagues, strangers you’re brother and sister. That’s what intimacy is, if you’re with your soulmate.”
-Cate Blanchett