Cate Blanchett Gets Artsy for ‘W Magazine’
Cate Blanchett stuns in the latest issue of W magazine.
The actress was photographed by Tim Walker for magazine’s annual art and fashion issue, which is also the publication’s December/January 2015-16 issue.
For this issue, Blanchett, 46, was transformed into Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s Little Prince. Most of her pieces for this spread were custom designed. Some of the garments include pajamas by Prada, dresses by Stella McCartney and Boss.
Check out some highlights from her interview below.
On still being surprised by the mild uproar over the casting of “Carol”:
“Art is supposed to be a provocation, not an education. In 2015, the point should be: Who cares if I had lesbian relationships or not? Call me old-fashioned, but I’ve always thought that my job as an actor was to raise and expand the audience’s sense of the universe.”
On the role of fashion in her films:
“I love working with the costume designers on movies. You can visually represent the character through a dress or a bag or shoes. In Blue Jasmine, clothes illustrated my character’s demise. If I pair a Birkin bag with a knockoff sweater from Wal-Mart that looks like Chanel, I can subtly reveal the character, and I don’t have to play that emotions.”
On wearing a strikingly huge mink coat with a shawl collar that symbolizes her wealth and social status in “Carol”:
“The mink was old and it kept falling apart. Between takes, Sandy Powell, the costume designer, would sew it back together by hand. I considered changing coats, but when you find the right thing, you know immediately: That coat was the one to tell Carol’s story. It was perfect.”