Care Blanchett is one of the actresses who is instantly recognisable. The combination of her flawless pale skin, striking ginger hair and tall, thin boyish figure are part of her A’list image and you can tell she is comfortable with herself. This comfort translates into confidence and as she walked the red carpet at the Blue Jasmine premiere today she looked absolutely amazing in a black maxi dress with jewell embellishment. It made her look even more statuesque than she is naturally.
I asked Cate about her fashion choices and about the film, which is directed by the legendary Woody Allen. This is what she said:
QS: Who are your fashion role models?
CATE: “Tilda [Swinton] always looks fantastic. And I love Gwyneth Paltrow when she dresses up. I think she’s stunning,”
QS: You had your premiere during London Fashion Week so you saw some shows first – what did you think?
CATE: ‘I wish I had more time here. It’s absolutely fantastic. I’ve been to as many shows as I can. I wish I could squeeze in more.’
QS: How would you describe your sense of style?
CATE: ‘I don’t’ dress for anyone else. I like clothes that make a statement. I go for power and strength.’
QS: Did you like the costumes in the film?
CATE: ‘I got to wear some amazing clothes when I was playing the Upper East side Princess character – beautiful jackets and trousers. But then my character was destitute and had no money so it was a real challenge.’
QS: How did you find working with Woody Allen?
CATE: ‘I think he absolutely loves women in all their mad, complex, crazy, hilarious glory. And as a dramatist he’s created some of the most memorable female characters on screen. It was amazing.’
The premiere took place in pouring rain but Cate brightened up everyone that she spoke to. Blue Jasmine is at cinemas nationwide on 27 September.
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