I'm not sure if I want to direct a film, but certainly, as an actress, I'm always thinking, 'Surely this must be my last film.' " For an actress with an Oscar win already under her belt (she scooped the Best Supporting Actress award for The Aviator), and no fewer than four other nominations (for Elizabeth, Notes on a Scandal, Elizabeth: The Golden Age and I'm Not There), this seems surprising. "This is why it's so fantastic to be around children. But surely I must grow up soon." In spite of her claims, it seems unlikely that Blanchett will retire any time soon; she has four potential projects on the horizon.
Is there anything that might tip her over the edge?
"Oh, that's easy," she chuckles, "having to work with Brad again!
" The Big Short, the film adaptation of Michael Lewis' book of the same name about the causes of the financial crisis, opens in UK cinemas this weekend.
"Also, I do think it's hard to find all those observational moments, about what it means to be human. We also all think that we are going to escape it until we get to 65!
It sounds like a cliché, although the truth often does, but I think that the film is dealing with life and death and the interface between the two." Indeed, the 39-year-old actress notes that the film's subject matter forced her to contemplate her own mortality. "Or it's not until someone close to you dies and then you experience death in a way that actually infringes on your own life.
So, with her appearance at a gala and dinner honoring the British Film Institute, hosted by IWC Schaffhausen, Blanchett might actually be the first to wear one of this latest, covetable crop of Gucci designs on the red carpet. Where: The IWC Schaffhausen gala and dinner honoring the British Film Institute in London, England.
Proving, once and for all, that no matter how far she strays from fashion week, Cate Blanchett is still a bona fide fashion empress. What: A ruffle-embellished, ivory, black, and red Gucci gown from Alessandro Michele's Spring 2017 collection, which he showed in Milan just last month.
"Really, it's a story about people missing one another, and how in the end we are all on our own individual journeys.
The film sees Blanchett take on the role of Daisy, a dancer with whom the eponymous Button falls in love.
"There is a real star-crossed lovers aspect to the film.
Why: This gown takes a fairly conventional silhouette — a black and ivory column gown with a natural waist — and elevates it with a few weird details.
First off, there's the fringe on the ends of the red bow cinching Blanchett's waist, a distinctly Gucci-like flourish.