Cate Blanchett: Female-led movies no longer described as ‘fashionable’

Cate Blanchett said that women starring in films were “no longer talked about as fashionable” but that the matter still needs to be kept private “unfortunately, politicized”.

The actress said “major progress” has been made in the industry but there are still many issues of gender equality that “need to be addressed”.

She is one of the most popular Australian actors ever, having won two Academy Awards, three Bafta Awards, three Golden Globe Awards and dozens of other honors around the world.

Among her many roles, Blanchett has twice played Elizabeth I, a version of Bob Dylan, the elf leader Galadriel in Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings series, and most recently as composer and internationally renowned conductor of Tar, written and directed by Todd Field. .

She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 2005 for her role as Katharine Hepburn in The Aviator, and best actress in 2014 for her role in Blue Jasmine.

In her acceptance speech for the latter, she said that films starring women should not be considered “appropriate”.

Appearing on BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs, Blanchett was asked by presenter Lauren Laverne if the industry has changed in the time since.

I think it’s no longer talked about as a fashion thing, it’s a big step forward. But one person in particular feels in the American film industry, that you need to keep this unfortunately politicized.cate Blanchett

“At the time I said it, women-centered movie stories were still called ‘women’s movies,’ as if the female experience couldn’t be the human experience,” she said. .

“And often there will be an extraordinary life made into a woman-centered movie, but the story around them doesn’t support the weight of life.

“And I think that has really changed.

“Obviously there are more female writers, more female producers – I still think the male-female ratio of the crew needs to be addressed.”

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In the BBC interview, Blanchett discussed her family and career, as well as shared memories of her childhood in Melbourne (PA).

She continued: “I think it’s no longer talked about as a fashion thing, it’s a big step forward.

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“But people especially feel in the American film industry, that you need to continue to politicize this, unfortunately.”

During the interview, Blanchett discussed her family and career, as well as shared memories of her childhood in Melbourne and the sudden death of her father.

The full interview with Cate Blanchett on Desert Island Disc will air on BBC Radio 4 and BBC Sounds on Sunday at 11am.

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