“Mrs. America” star Cate Blanchett covers Variety’s “Power of Women” issue photographed Sophy Holland by and styled by Elizabeth Stewart.
On the “connective tissue” between the refugee experience and what millions have now endured in lockdown: “It’s a disaster waiting to happen,” says Blanchett. “Even if Britain gets [the coronavirus] under control, the movement of people — who are moving because they’re imperiled — means the problem is not going away, and you can have a second or third outbreak.”
On returning to an industry that will be “wobbly” but potentially changed for the better: This year’s jury president for the Venice Film Festival, set to run Sept. 2-12, Blanchett assures that plans “are going ahead in a positive, realistic way. We can’t be guided by fear,” she says plainly. “We have to be forward-looking, and in an intelligent way. The systems we were laboring under weren’t working for everyone before. The only opportunity in this is to fix things.”
Hair by Peter Lux
Makeup by Morag Ross
[Photo Credit: Sophy Holland/Variety Magazine – Video Credit: Variety via YouTube.com]
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