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Cate Blanchett is the Modern Master

Cate Blanchett is the Modern Master

Mom-to-be Cate Blanchett (in Herve Leroux) attends the Santa Barbara International Film Festival at the at the Arlington Theatre in Santa Barbara, Calif. on Saturday.

The 38-year-old Aussie beauty received the highest honor as the 2008 Modern Master (Will Smith won last year). She was recently interviewed by SBIFF and here’s an excerpt Q&A:

And you have managed to [provoke, inspire, challenge, and reawaken ideas] by being involved in so many thinking-person’s films. I wonder if that has always been a premium for you? Yes, box-office death (laughs), those thinking-people’s films. I don’t know. I’ve been involved in films that have worked and have not found an audience. I’ve been involved in films that have found an audience and haven’t necessarily been the best films in the world. I’ve been involved in projects that fall somewhere in between all of those goalposts. It has been an interesting experience, particularly having gone to drama school and never really being fascinated by films, to tell you the truth. It was never particularly a mecca for me. Working in the film industry wasn’t a destination for me, because I couldn’t consume film the way I could the live experience. Maybe that’s why I’ve been fortunate in my experiences. I haven’t been so ambitious to try and get somewhere in the film industry. I feel like I’ve been meandering.

Check out Cate the Great‘s full interview with SBIFF at Independent.com.

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  • kate

    first

  • pete

    i love her!!! she looks very pretty in green

  • luckyL

    She looks so beautiful. I hope she wins. She really knows what looks good on her (or her stylist does). Green looks fabulous and impeccable fit. One of those who glow during pregnancy as well.

  • cmo

    gorgeous woman and dress.. but white pumps.. no no no

  • hannah

    nice dress.1st?

  • sara

    classy women i love her she’s pretty talented and healthy
    i hope she’ll win the oscars!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • sara

    marcia cross was wearing the same dress on david letterman last year she looked great toooooooo

  • pompomme

    She looks amazing. what a lovely mommy-to-be.

  • shelby

    she looks great even though shes pregnant :]

  • http://arabaquarius.blogspot.com/ The Arab Aquarius

    It’s very interesting to see her stance. I believe that’s why she made many good choices, because she was rational about it and not obsesed with movies. http://arabaquarius.blogspot.com/

  • kate

    sorry, but she is so ugly! she look like an elf!

  • luckyL

    Her response is marvelous and realistic. All the the Hollywood sycophants can’t hold a candle to her.

  • pompomme

    #6 Me too, her performance in “I’m not there” was breathtaking. and she was great in “Elizabeth the golden age” she surely deserves to win an oscars.

  • pompomme

    oops she deserves to win an oscar. Heath Ledger was very good too in “I’m not there”.
    R.I.P. Heath.

  • Betty

    new Queen of botox!

    it’s a pitty!

  • carl

    she is a terrific actress and i wonder why she did botox?there’s no wrinkles at her forhead! i hate her if she did it!

  • Meli

    I love her.Maybe the best actress right now!

  • http://justjared.com ©-!

    I don’t think she’s beautiful.

  • luckyL

    Yes, she uses botox because everyone else uses botox *rolls eyes* More idiots and children posting more than ever today.

  • lola

    My god…I’m speechless. She looks absolutely stunning.

    –read my blog at http://fashionpoirot.blogspot.com

  • Helena

    She’s so unique and could act circles around Ashley Tisdale and all those other terrible Disney stars!

  • Regina

    For anyone who says she uses botox, you clearly haven’t watched any of her films…she gives very emotional performances and they require facial expressions…duh!

  • ClaireBabyGirl

    #15, you do realise having botox could harm your baby? I don’t think Blanchett is that stupid!

  • talula30

    Such a beautiful and classy lady! She looks stunning and glows with her pregnancy!

    Botox? HAHAHAHAHA!!!! She is the LAST person that would ever use botox! *rolls eyes*

  • nana

    Whoa! The boobs…

  • Lenny

    Fantastic Actress and a good looking woman. Hollywood is on a baby boom and that’s a good thing!

  • pet

    “Yes, box-office death (laughs), those thinking-people’s ”

    I like are answer, she knows that thinking movies do not usually make money. Unforturnately people don,t want to think

    Most of her movies don,t make money, but, she is still a good actress, good acting is not determined by box office return.

  • Tiger

    She is a class act and a amazing talent. She keeps it professional and surrounds her fame with her craft.

    Good for her, a true beauty in Hollywood.

  • lol

    again with the botox crap? in close ups you can see how wrinkly she is but i would rather be wrinkly like cate than frozen like Kidman.

  • http://californiahomeschoolin.blogspot.com/ Alwayslearning

    She seems to take her talent seriously and makes good choices

  • cassie

    That green dress is divine!

  • nicole kidman owns

    Cate looks so beautiful and she doesn’t use botox.

  • angel hair

    breath taking

  • ballin

    she has definelty botox, don’t try to hide it.and what’s the problem?it’s not a crime people!

  • Ketevan

    she wonderful women!!!

  • aliceinwonderland

    The reason she looks so great is because SHE GAINED WEIGHT with the pregnancy. She and other stars look strained and older and hard when they get so thin. Weight gives some flesh, some softness, less wrinkles. Colette, the famous French writer said, “At some point in every woman’s life she needs to decide between her face and her derriere (ass).

  • janebird

    This woman can dress! She has iconic style as far as I am concerned. She is like Marlene Dietrich crossed with Katherine Hepburn. Her and Charlize Theron are the only actresses that exude old hollywood movie star quality.

  • timbo

    oh my god last week i titfucked her and gave her a facial cumshot
    that was hot!!

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