Cate Blanchett went brunette & covered herself in weird rocks at the BAFTAs

The EE British Academy Film Awards 2019 held at the Royal Albert Hall

Wow, I wasn’t even expecting to see Cate Blanchett at this year’s BAFTAs, but she decided to show up and she decided to debut a LOOK. Cate is known for being a shape-shifter as an actress, especially in the first decade of her film career – she had a million hair colors (dyes and wigs) and she would look radically different from one film to the next. But over time, she just started sticking with various shades of blonde when she was not currently in production, so we’ve gotten used to Blonde Blanchett. But Cate turned up at the BAFTAs with a rich brunette shade. I don’t know how to feel! She looks younger, but also… she doesn’t look like herself suddenly. Is the dye job hiding some subtle work? Hm. Her dress was Christopher Kane and it was awful.

The EE British Academy Film Awards 2019 held at the Royal Albert Hall

Michelle Rodriguez’s hair looks really cute here. I’m not a fan of the champagne-colored dress. Michelle apologized for saying that Liam Neeson can’t be racist, by the way. She said that because Liam French kissed Viola Davis, he can’t be racist. Which isn’t the way any of this works, and Michelle acknowledged that after everyone yelled at her.

The EE British Academy Film Awards 2019 held at the Royal Albert Hall

Christian Bale has been having a low-key awards season, despite the fact that he’s been picking up some big awards. Is Bale finally chill??

The EE British Academy Film Awards 2019 held at the Royal Albert Hall

Where were you when Rachel Brosnahan looked like a sad Christmas gift in February? This is Erdem and it’s bad.

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I’m not sure I’ll ever forgive Octavia Spencer for producing Green Book. This gown is a pretty color on her though!

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18 Responses to “Cate Blanchett went brunette & covered herself in weird rocks at the BAFTAs”

  1. Clare says:

    Re; Michelle Rodriguez – you don’t to say something ridiculously stupid (and offensive, actually) and then magic it away the next day by apologizing. That’s not how discounting the experiences of minorities works. I mean, I guess I appreciate that she apologized, instead of digging her heels in, but girlfriend needs to educate herself.

    • Mia4s says:

      “you don’t to say something ridiculously stupid (and offensive, actually) and then magic it away the next day by apologizing.”

      In Hollywood? Ummm, yeah you kind of do! The pace that the media runs at now, along with twitter and everything else I doubt you’ll ever hear another word about this. Not saying that’s a good thing but that’s clearly the way it works these days.

      I adore Cate’s dress. Can’t help it.

  2. Léna says:

    The stones on Cate Blanchett’s dress look cheap but imo she looks great. Liking the hair color.

  3. Caitlin Bruce says:

    Did avengers infinity war part 2 promo start early? Why is she wearing all the infinity stones?

  4. lower-case deb says:

    love Cate’s hair color and hair style.
    the rest of her style i can do without.

  5. Miss M says:

    I like Cate’s dress. I think the execution is lacking because the stones look fale/cheap.
    I liked Brosnahan dress too.

  6. tempest prognosticator says:

    She looks lovely as a brunette, but it’ll take some getting used to because she does the icy blond look to perfection.

  7. yiza says:

    I like Cate’s dress! Call me crazy. I like Michelle’s boring dress too. OMG Rachel girl.

  8. LMB says:

    Cate Blanchett is performing in a West-End play at the moment. So that may explain the new hair colour.

  9. grabbyhands says:

    Finally some outfits that aren’t so dull color wise!

    I have to agree with Caitlin Bruce – is this gown where the Infinity Stones are going after the movie is over?

    Rachel Brosnahan’s gown would have been sublime if that huge bow had been on the back of it instead of the front of it.

    Love Octvia’s bright red splash of color.

  10. classicmoviecat says:

    Cate looks way better with dark hair. And I think Michelle Rodriguez puts her foot in her mouth a lot because she’s not the brightest bulb in the light box. I don’t think it’s intentional.

  11. bananapanda says:

    I actually think Christian Bale IS chill but had one bad day on set, which was unfortunately taped.

    The Assistant he was yelling at was at fault – he’d wandered into the camera view and by all accounts from other crew members was being a pain in the ass all day. You’d have to really not pay attention to wander into a shot while filming.

    • Steff says:

      Didn’t he assault his mother and his wife at some point in the past?

      • TheOtherSam says:

        The incident with his mother and sister in London happened a few days after the set meltdown, so it was probably a very bad week or time period for him.

        The set meltdown was a lot more than just yelling out of justified irritation imo. Listening to the recording, he has a full on near-psychotic break, screaming for five straight minutes with no drop off. That’s a lot more than just being mad at a crew member, and is why the incident garnered so much attention at the time.

        But to be fair, he’s been relatively calm since.

  12. elipride says:

    I remember reading about a lot of actors and non actors that worked with him saying that he was super nice, chill and funny. I do think he acted like a jerk in that Terminator audio (and there were those assault allegations from him mother and sister but that whole situation seemed shady), but it’s a shame that one instance of being a jerk cemented that reputation for so many years.

  13. Charfromdarock says:

    I like Cate’s look. She is never boring!

    I missed Bale’s wife’s name but she is really beautiful.

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