Cate Blanchett is taking a break from acting.
One of Australia’s most successful stars, Blanchett – currently nominated for a Best Actress Oscar for her performance in Tár – says she thinks about quitting every day.
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“It’s not occasional — it’s continuous,” she told Vanity Fair.
Blanchett revealed that it was a conversation with her Tár director, Todd Field, advising her to “take a break from work” that ultimately led to her decision to take some time off.
She said of her career: “It’s a love affair, isn’t it? So you keep falling in love with her and you have to be seduced into it again.”
She then revealed: “I only said no to a few things. I think it’s time to be quiet.”
Blanchett was nominated for what may be her third Oscar for her portrayal of composer/conductor Lydia Tar, the first female conductor of a German orchestra who was later accused of sexual abuse.
Blanchett has already won Best Actress at the Golden Globes and Critics’ Choice Awards for the role and is poised to win Best Actress at next month’s Oscars.
“TV Horse Racing”
Upon accepting her Critics’ Choice Awards, Blanchett divided viewers by saying awards shows are a “patriarchal pyramid” where women compete against each other.
“I would love it if we just changed this whole damn structure. It’s like, what’s this patriarchal pyramid someone’s standing up here?” she said.
“Why don’t we just say that there was a whole series of female performances that concertize with each other and are in dialogue?
“And quit the televised horse racing.
“Because, can I tell you, every single woman with a TV, film, commercial, tampon commercial – whatever – you all do amazing work that inspires me all the time. So thank you. I share this with you all.”
Blanchett received mixed feedback on her speech considering the number of awards she’s picked up in the past, including two Oscars, four Golden Globes and three BAFTA awards.
The Morning Show’s entertainment editor Peter Ford tweeted: “I love Cate but she talks crap. If she’s deadly serious, she’ll immediately ask to be removed because of the Oscars. Put your money where your mouth is.”
Blanchett also spoke about the abandon culture and the importance of having a “healthy critique” of historical artwork, regardless of the artist.
Tár’s storyline embraces both the abandonment culture and the #MeToo movement, which Blanchett said address “existential” issues.
“Unless you read older books that are slightly offensive because they’re in a historical context, then you’re never going to engage with the minds of the time (and) we’re destined to repeat this stuff,” she told the radio Times .
“Look at Picasso. You can only imagine what happened in, outside and around his studio.
“But look at Guernica and say it’s one of the greatest works of art of all time? Yes it is a fact. It’s important to have a healthy critique.”
– With CNN
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