The 47 year-old Australian actress, Cate Blanchett takes The Late Show with Stephen Colbert by storm as she put her cheeky foot forward with hilarious answers while talking about her Broadway play The Present, the Oscars kerfuffle, and why Ocean’s Eight is called Ocean’s Eight.
Blanchett gave a flippant response regarding her new movie Ocean’s Eight where she joins Sandra Bullock, Anne Hathaway, Sarah Paulson, Mindy Kaling, Awkwafina, Helena Bonham Carter, and Rihanna in the film about a group of master thieves attempting to pull off a grand heist at the Met Gala in New York City. When Colbert asked the actress why the movie was titled Ocean’s Eight, seeing as the first movie in the franchise was titled Ocean’s Eleven, Blanchett skewered Hollywood and its female representation.
“Because only eight women work in Hollywood.”
Blanchett, who has won two Oscars in her career – one for Best Actress for Blue Jasmine and one for Best Supporting Actress for The Aviator – was also asked by Colbert her thoughts on the Oscars Best Picture mix-up.
“[It’s] awful. It’s sort of like being married to the wrong person.”
The actress also confides that the most upsetting part of the Oscars mix-up for her at first was how President Trump might perceive it as a personal victory, given the antagonistic relationship between the president and Hollywood.
“Since this inauguration, this notion of the cultural elite has really gotten going, so anyone who has got a voice or success in the cultural industry is suddenly marginalized or their voice isn’t considered significant or worth being part of the popular parlance. And they kind of handed it to the administration on Sunday night.”
Blanchett was worried that the Oscars hullabaloo would unfairly give Donald Trump more ammunition to target the movie industry. The actress herself has been a vocal critic of the president and, with the rest of The Present cast, donned the symbolic pussy hat during the curtain call of her Broadway show in support of the Women’s March in New York, according to Limelight.
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