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Cate Blanchett: Sydney Theatre Company Solar Switch-On!

Cate Blanchett: Sydney Theatre Company Solar Switch-On!

Cate Blanchett and husband Andrew Upton flick a fake switch celebrating the Sydney Theatre Company‘s rooftop solar panels on Friday (November 26) in Sydney, Australia.

The couple, who are the STC’s artistic directors, said powering the company’s building with the sun was about bringing it into the 21st century.

“If theatre doesn’t engage with the big issues that face human beings and society generally, then it very quickly becomes irrelevant,” Cate said at the ceremony.

The new rooftop solar power system will reportedly produce up to 70 percent of the company’s power supply, which is enough energy to power 46 average homes!

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Credit: Brendon Thorne; Photos: Getty
Posted to: Andrew Upton, Cate Blanchett

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  • okay

    believe it or not this is the type of news I like to hear, talented performers with substance…….Cate is the best!

  • Sheri

    I think Cate is one of our most beautiful actresses … but this short hair on her looks terrible! It makes her look like a man.

  • jj1fan

    Truly very cool. I wish they could do that to my house.

  • Gab

    She looks fabulous. A very rare successful case of a model turned great actress.

  • Capsup

    I love Cate and i must say ‘looking good’ as always.

  • user2

    Um she was definitely never a model. Shes a trained theater actress.

  • t

    She wasnt magnificent enough as galadriel