She was never afraid to be frank on important matters.
And, Cate Blanchett discussed global warming, parenting in the digital age, and being the style icon of superstar Adele, while she was on the cover of PORTER magazine.
The actress, 52, who is a beloved mom of four – Edith, six, Ignatius, 13, Roman, 17, and Dashiell, 19, with husband Andrew Upton, 55 – insisted that she felt “responsible for the landscape” that they will emerge into.
Real conversation: Cate Blanchett, 52, discussed global warming, parenting in the digital age and being Adele’s style icon while on the cover of PORTER magazine
Cate explained how social media is brought up in conversations with her children, saying, “A lot of our so-called news comes from social media.
“I’m old enough to have learned in school what a primary, secondary and tertiary source is. I tell children when they mention something, “Where did you read it? [authenticated] this? You have to learn to read a picture and an article. And if you’re going to share something, you better make sure you’ve checked the sources. “
“Of course they roll their eyes. But when you hear them talking to their friends, I think they’re responsible. My son is studying physics and philosophy so it is very interesting to talk about it [technology].
“I don’t want to become a separate generation, because I also feel responsible for the landscape he is about to emerge into as an adult.”
Mum: The star, who shares Edith, six, Ignatius, 13, Roman, 17, and Dashiell, 19, with husband Andrew Upton, 55, insisted she felt “responsible for the scenery “in which they will emerge
Candide: Elsewhere, Cate addressed the environmental issues that inform his upcoming film Don’t Seek, insisting: “We must be afraid of the King… and demand change”
Elsewhere, Cate addressed the environmental issues that inform her upcoming movie Don’t Look Up, in which she plays a news anchor named Brie Evantee.
The actress said: “Everyone is trying to be positive, talking about 1.5 degree global warming. But 1.5 would still be catastrophic.
“We must be afraid of the king… and demand change. Collectively be brave enough to face this fear and do something about it.
Don’t Look Up is a boisterous satire by writer / director Adam McKay, about two astronomers (played by Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence) attempting to warn humanity of an approaching comet that will destroy Earth. .
In the character: Cate plays a news anchor named Brie Evantee in Don’t Look Up (pictured)
Politics matters: Cate also discussed whether she thinks populist leaders might see a resurgence, and explained how she speaks to her children of hope and change
Cate also asked if she thinks populist leaders might see a resurgence and explained how she speaks to her children of hope and change.
She insisted, “This is why people have to vote. And exercise their power. I look like I’m on a soapbox, which doesn’t interest me, but it’s important not to give in. I am not losing hope.
‘As I tell my children [on climate change], if we go out, how do we choose to go out? It’s a terrible conversation to have with your 13 year old, isn’t it?
‘But whatever. We laugh around the dinner table. That’s what’s good about Adam’s movie. You must be laughing.
Apocalyptic! On what it was like to be in a scene alongside Leonardo Dicaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, Mark Rylance and Jonah Hill, Cate explained, “It felt like a Last Supper”
Speaking about her character in Don’t Look Up – an artificiality model with bleached blonde hair, blinding white teeth, and incredibly tanned skin – Cate said, “Actually, it’s an appalling moment when you look at yourself. wash off that makeup and you see the mud Go [down the drain]. It’s quite confronting.
A pivotal scene in the film brings together five award winners and one Oscar nominee: Cate, Leo, Jennifer, Meryl Streep, Mark Rylance and Jonah Hill.
Speaking about what it was like to be in this room, Cate explained, “It felt like a Last Supper” (but noted how less of a star measure and more of the strict COVID-19 protocols in place and the apocalyptic plot of the film).
Elegant! In a recent interview for Vogue, Adele called Cate “her style icon,” to which Blanchett told PORTER “I was absolutely thrilled! “
Still, Cate confessed that getting a high-five from Meryl “was awesome.”
Fun with fashion: As for her own style icons, Cate quotes Iris Apfel and Fran Lebowitz, while her penchant for fashion dates back to her early years dressing up with her sister.
In a recent interview for Vogue, Adele called Cate “her style icon,” to which Blanchett told PORTER how she felt when she found out.
She gushed: “I was absolutely thrilled! I think she’s amazing. So down to earth. Our paths crossed when she came to Australia on tour.
As for her own style icons, Cate quotes Iris Apfel and Fran Lebowitz, while her penchant for fashion – and the theater – dates back to her early years dressing up with her sister.
Cate recalled, “My sister dressed me and I pretended to be what the costume told me to be.”
Meaningful: Elsewhere in her conversation with the publication, Cate revealed how drawn she is to films that “ask provocative questions” and support causes she believes in.
Elsewhere in her conversation with the publication, Cate revealed how drawn she is to films that “ask provocative questions” and support causes she believes in.
However, she prefers discussions about work and not being caught talking, insisting, “I couldn’t be less interested in agitprop. [or] tell people what to think.
The actress added that she was speaking publicly, “You have to be wise. People have asked me to do things and I said, ‘I think I’m going to be a handicap.’
“I am very sad about the loss of a real debate. Where leaders, intellectuals and ordinary citizens try to find common ground, try to understand the issue, rather than trying to win …
‘Even when taking action, people talk about [how] to “win” the stage. No, we have to bring the scene to life. And we might have to lose a little here, win a little there.
To see the full interview with Cate Blanchett, read PORTER or download the NET-A-PORTER app for iPhone, iPad and Android.
Reality: To see the full interview with Cate Blanchett, read PORTER or download the NET-A-PORTER app for iPhone, iPad and Android