These are some new photos of Cate Blanchett arriving at LAX yesterday. Thoughts on her outfit? Only Cate could pull this off, and even then… just barely. I’m not big into plaids, and I really don’t “get” why anyone would want to wear a plaid suit, but sure. On Cate, it works. It could also work on Tilda Swinton and Alan Cumming. And that’s about it.
Cate also covers the Summer issue of Gotham, but from what I can see from the interview, it’s all about her theater in Sydney. While I’m happy for Cate and her husband and their commitment to bringing quality theater to Australia, I find all of that stuff kind of tedious. Maybe I’m just sad because I miss seeing Cate in movies. In any case, you can read some excerpts of her Gotham piece here.
In addition to the Gotham article, Cate recently spoke to an Australian newspaper, and these quotes were much more interesting. I didn’t know she was just cast in Woody Allen’s new movie! That’s something. Also, she’s considering shaving her head again! She says, “Shaving off my hair is so liberating. I had to do it once for a film role, but I’ve done it periodically too. At school it was probably to rebel, but I cut my hair short a few years ago and I’m thinking about doing it again.” Have you ever seen Cate with a shaved head? She looks amazing.
Cate also says she hates working out: “I try to be healthy but I find exercise deathly dull. It tends to be easier to get outside in Australia, but the rain and floods have been atrocious in the past few years which limits things… Luckily, work keeps me fit and I’ve just been on stage with a show that’s very physical, which staves off the gym for a bit longer.” Eh… I believe her. I think she keeps active without being a gym rat. She seems like she has a really awesome metabolism too.
Oh, and she’s 43 years old. This is why she should be the poster girl for good skin care.
Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet, Gotham.