Cate Blanchett covers the March 2019 issue of Interview magazine photographed by Venetia Scott and styled by Mel Ottenberg.
JULIA ROBERTS: Hello, Queen Cate.
CATE BLANCHETT: Hello, movie star. You want to know something? We just had your film Ben Is Back on, I kid you not. It made me cry after five minutes. And then, being totally brain-dead, I suddenly thought, “What day is it?” An alarm went off in my head, and I went, “I’ve got to go talk to that actress lady!”
ROBERTS: You want to talk about being brain-dead? I’ve had the craziest day. I woke up sick, and I was at Urgent Care for an hour and a half with one of my son’s friends who cut his foot when he was surfing. He got eight stitches.
On keep acting: “As you get older, acting just gets more and more humiliating. When I was younger, I would wonder why the older actors I admired kept talking about quitting. Now I realize it’s because they want to maintain a connection to the last shreds of their sanity. As I get older, I ask myself if I still want to submit myself to the shamanistic end of this profession and go completely into madness. It’s the King Lear end of the spectrum of what we do, right? So I’m on the proverbial couch thinking, ‘Do I want to go that direction, or do I actually want to live a life?'”
Cover: Shirt and Skirt by Burberry. | Shoes by Manolo Blahnik
First Image: Coat by Burberry | Vintage Slip Stylist’s Own | Sunglasses by Oliver Goldsmith | Vintage Scarf from Rockit | Shoes by Manolo Blahnik
Second Image: Jacket and Skirt by Miu Miu | Vintage Scarf from Rockit | Shoes by Manolo Blahnik
[Photo Credit: Venetia Scott/Interview magazine]