W Magazine Takes A Good Look At Cate Blanchett

W Magazine interviewed on of my favorite actors, Robin Hood star Cate Blanchett.  If you’re leaning one way or another on your opinion of the Academy Award winner, read up the June cover girl through the words of one of fashion’s most influential magazines.  Blanchett takes each film she stars in to another level, pushing the theatrical boundaries of the movie itself.  Her turn as Queen Elizabeth I of England was immaculately done, so much so that I envision Blanchett when I think of the Virgin Queen.  But despite her impressive resume (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, I’m Not There, Babel, The Talented Mr. Ripley, The Aviator) Blanchett appears to have her feet firmly planted on the ground, and her mind on work, not self-promotion.  And while most stars’ personal lives overshadow their movies, Blanchett does a very good job of separating the professional from the personal (take note, Young Hollywood).

not focused on what other people think of me,’ she continues, her voice
again silky and measured. ‘Some people get you and some people don’t,
and to spend your life trying to make people understand how deep and
complex and varied you are–I think that way lies madness.'”