Cate Blanchett

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Don't expect Cate Blanchett to send a selfie anytime soon.

The Oscar winner opened up to Yahoo! Style about everything social media—from Instagram to the Internet weighing in on those awards season gowns we love to see so much—and her opinions aren't pretty. Selfies have pretty much taken over social media, with stars such as Kim Kardashian paving the way for the trend, but Blanchett says enough is enough.

"People constantly are taking pictures of ourselves to send them to people to see if they like me, 'Do they like me?' It's pathetic, the whole thing about people worrying about what other people are going to think," she told Yahoo. "I just can't handle it. Of course you want people to go see the film that you make, of course you want them to enjoy them. But I'm not out there saying, 'Do they like the way I look?'… You have to say, 'This is what I'm doing right now.'"

Cate Blanchett

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But it isn't just selfies that baffle the Cinderella actress; it's social media in its entirety. Not only does she not partake in it herself, she doesn't understand why anyone would.

"At the same time, it's all about self-respect, isn't it? And the kernel of self-respect is respecting other people," she explained. "It's this huge thing. 'Like me! Like me!' The like and the dislike is just totally primary schoolyard. I cannot for the life of me work out why adults are participating in that s--t."

She isn't totally closed-minded about it, though. The Knight of Cups star admits that social media can provide good entertainment.

"There is so much great stuff on social media," she added. "I don't want to be on a soap box about it.

I think it's a genuine way to build community and, we tell ourselves we live in democracies, but really the media runs a lot of the way opinions are formed...There's a subversive quality to the Internet, and I do think there's a genuine ability to connect. But the downside with social media is it divides people really quickly and sets up rivalry and jealousy and a sense of the life over there is better than the life over here."

Watch what Kaitlyn Bristowe has to say about social media, too!

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