I think the first thing I ever saw Cate Blanchett in was The Lord of the Rings trilogy and she really does make the perfect elf. Ten-year-old me was terrified of when she went all green and scary over the One Ring though and to be honest, when I do my yearly rewatch of The Lord of the Rings, she still freaks me out a bit.
One of the things that I found out about Cate Blanchett fairly recently was that she’s Australian – I’m not sure how/why I never realised this but I hadn’t and it surprised me. I think it’s because I’d seen very few interviews with her and only films where she had an American or an English accent. People who can seamlessly change their accents always impress me.
I loved the moment on the Screen Actors Guild Awards red carpet last year where Cate Blanchett actually asked the camera if it does the slow pan up the body to the men, like it does the women. I’m a big fan of women calling out sexist questions on the red carpet as it’s one of the biggest platforms they can have. The video of that wonderful moment is below for your viewing pleasure.