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Cate Blanchett: 'Spring Awakening' Down Under!

Cate Blanchett: 'Spring Awakening' Down Under!

Cate Blanchett and her husband, Andrew Upton, are all smiles as they attend the opening night of Spring Awakening at Sydney Theatre on Tuesday (February 9) in Sydney, Australia.

The 40-year-old actress and her husband serve as artistic directors at Sydney Theatre!

Spring Awakening , a musical set in the late 19th century that depicts teenagers discovering their sexualities, took home eight Tony Awards in 2007.

“This work really requires people who have got enough perspective and distance on their adolescence, and enough maturity to be able to interpret it,” Cate told The Australian.

“Usually when Spring Awakening is performed it’s done by people in their late 20s,” she continued. “But we’ve deliberately sought — and found — younger people who are able to do it. It’s really quite raw and confronting.”

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  • carrie

    she looks alike an young and female Gene HAckman!

  • LuckyL

    I still can’t believe that’s her husband. He looked more passable when he was thinner.

  • anaïs

    They look alike a lot, could be brother and sister.

  • deedeejj

    why does she never show her teeth when she smiles????

  • groundcontrol

    I love Cate. She is an amazing woman. Within days of the birth of her last baby she was testifying on legislation. Bravo Cate.
    .
    Love is blind. Didn’t you know that? He may be fabulous in bed.

  • Kali

    She does know that the original Broadway cast members of Spring Awakening was barely into their twenties when the show premiered, right? A couple of them were still teenagers.

  • Lowest denominator

    I’ll be honest –
    When I read “‘Spring Awakening”‘Down Under,” I did not think this is about a play.
    Shameful.

  • cutiemcfreckles

    Spring Awakening is great.

  • A class act !

    She is the same age as Maniston and look at the difference of behaviour.
    .
    She is a lady like all woman should be when they hit 40. She behave according her age with reserve, class

  • Ollinerve

    I always tought that they were an odd couple, her being so beutiful and him so ….not goodlooking. But here, they actually look like a match, not to say that she is ugly but that they seem to fit together.

  • Amanda

    My friend & I have tix to see it next week, I can’t wait! Cate is my all-time favourite actress and is doing a fantastic job @ the STC with her husband! They are very approachable and I really like & welcome their hands on approach to making theatre more inviting to a younger generation such as myself. Keep up the great work!!!

    My God, did anyone witness the genius that was her Blanche Dubois? Wow, blew everyone away!

  • gopoleen

    OBC of Spring Awakening were late teens-early twenties…. WTH is she talkin bout…

  • Tootsie

    Cate is a beautiful woman..but, somehow these pictures make her look awful!

    Her face reminds me of one of those silly face masks that come with a nose and glasses,

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    how comes its not acceptable for heidi klum to be dating some one ‘ugly’ like seal, but i guess it would be okay for Heidi to be dating this guy.like cate. Mayve its because seals BLACK..

  • Alex

    Yes – just to reiterrate: The original cast was between 16 and 23 (if not younger) when they started. The oldest cast member were the two people who played the adult man/woman. Not sure how old they were. I think mid 30s to mid 40s…clearly not “ALL cast members”

    Lea Michele was only 14 when she started the workshops.

  • Amanda

    Alex, did you ever consider that perhaps Cate didn’t see the OBC but another group who were older? There have been several tours since 2007 and they are still going to this day. Get over yourselves! LOL!!

  • glasnostika

    THIS IS HER HUSBAND? Bless me.

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  • gopoleen

    #16 :

    The oldest cast member I remember is Blake Bashoff (who is now 28) and in regards to his age, he is in the minority. Even the tour cast was typically played by actors in their late teen/early twenties.

  • Celeste

    @Kali: Yeah! The original Broadway cast were all born in the mid to late 80s. That made them teen to early twenties at the time the show started. Even now, most of them wouldn’t be past 25. I reckon one of the girls in the ensemble looked about 14.. but I’m sure she was older. Even Lea Michele was born in 1986. Weird that she made that comment.

  • Celeste

    @Amanda: I think that making a publicity statement that STC is creating a show that is defined in some way by the fact that the cast is younger than previous versions of the cast would include the original Broadway cast, which was really not that long ago. I think the reason it’s a bit of a shock, is that she is using the point to sell the show through the media, it’s sloppy and mis-representative. I don’t care, but find it fascinating that in this small article her pitch is either un-researched, or she doesn’t think the Australin reader will notice. I think it’s a little odd.

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