Above is a charcoal drawing I did of Cate Blanchett in 2009………one of many. She is a mysterious lady…..indeed!
I found the following article recently that says a lot about her.
Some revealing comments she made about chosing a role………..”if you know how to do it in the beginning then someone else should do it” and “you always want to think………this is a unsolveable problem because then you’ve got a dangerous and dynamic relationship to the material”.
Cate Blanchett Thinks She’s ‘Peculiar-Looking’ — And That’s A Good Thing
This summer has been pretty bleak for women in film. Most 2013 blockbusters have been heavy on the testosterone, with a few notable exceptions — including the Cate Blanchett-helmed Woody Allen film, “Blue Jasmine.”
In the film, which opened on July 26th, Blanchett reportedly gives a strong performance as a former Manhattan socialite who is recovering from the shame that her husband engaged in questionable sexual and financial activities during their marriage. Playing a woman in the midst of a breakdown was no small feat for Blanchette — not just emotionally, but physically as well. But when The Hollywood Reporter suggested that a vainer actress may not have agreed to look as physically weathered as Blanchett did, the Academy Award-winning actress insisted that she doesn’t see herself in terms of her beauty.
“I didn’t think I was that girl. I’m peculiar-looking, I think, she told THR’s Scott Feinberg. And Blanchett considers her less-than-perfect looks an asset for her career. “I think it’s lucky as an actor that you can sometimes look decent-looking, and then you can also look strange and, dare I say, ugly,” she continued. “I think that’s good as an actor.”
Lovely portrait of Cate, Robert – did you ever send her a print?
Thanks John…….I did send her images but not sure if she ever got to see them. I did not want to bother her. I believe she will get to see my work if it is meant to happen.