Whether she’s royally nailing the role of Queen Elizabeth or bearing rings and speaking Elvish by way of J.R.R. Tolkien, don’t you worry, Cate Blanchett’s got it covered. The Australian actress who had been running a theater company in Sydney with her husband has been splitting her focus between the stage and motherhood (3 boys), leading to her selectivity when choosing roles. I guess when your big screen debut earns you a Golden Globe and an Oscar nomination as Queen Elizabeth I, your standards are set relatively high.
Like most talented actresses Cate’s not chasing awards and was convinced her film career was over after her concentrated focus on the theater company. Live performances have brought her a depth of experience that film hadn’t previously given her. She has said of performing live, “The role is secondary. It’s about who you are being directed by and who the other actors are.” Her role as a fallen-from-grace socialite in Blue Jasmine and the accolades that have followed were completely unexpected.
Cate is prepping to hit the stage again on March 2nd, this time as an Oscar nominee for her role in Blue Jasmine. The actress already took home the Golden Globe for Best Actress on January 12th in a gorgeous black lace gown by Armani Prive and a BAFTA award for Best Actress on February 16th in a short-sleeved Alexander McQueen gown. We think she could wear a paper sack to any event and still be one of the most stunning women in the room. Best of luck to you, Cate!