Cate Blanchett may have played Queen Elizabeth I twice and met Prince William in December at the U.K. premiere of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, but that doesn't mean she's been fixated on all things Prince George.
"No," Blanchett said without batting an eye when I asked her last night if she had "royal baby fever" at the L.A. premiere of Blue Jasmine.
"I have three boys of my own," she explained.
In other words, she wasn't glued to a television to watch the baby's first photo on the steps of the Lindo Wing at St. Mary's Hospital.
"Oh, the poor thing," a sympathetic Blanchett said.
Even if she wanted to, it's not like Blanchett has much time these days to pay attention to what's happening with William and Kate Middleton.
She's been busy promoting Blue Jasmine. She stars in the Woody Allen drama as Jasmine, a New York socialite who goes to live with her sister (Sally Hawkins) in San Francisco after she loses all her money when her husband (Alec Baldwin) is sent to prison for Bernie Madoff-like business dealings.
If suffering one nervous breakdown wasn't enough for Jasmine, she's teetering on the edge of another one. "It's probably too close to home," Blanchett cracked. "That's me on a Sunday morning at 6 a.m."
No surprise, but Blanchett is garnering lots of award season buzz.
Peter Sarsgaard, who plays an aspiring politician in the film, became a bit nervous during shooting because Blanchett does unhinged so well. "I kept thinking she actually was having [a nervous breakdown] because I didn't know the rest of the story," he said. "I just knew my own little part of it and we'd finish a take and I'd be like, 'It's OK. I know Woody's a tough director but it's going to be alright."
The New York Times hailed the movie as Allen's "most sustained, satisfying and resonant film since Match Point."
Blanchett accepted the role without even reading the script. "I think all actors do that," she said. "If you get the call from Woody…you've already said yes, because he's an auteur, he's an incredible dramatist."
See you at the Oscars, Cate!
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