is presently in India to attend the summit ‘Women in the World’. This 46-year old actress is well known for her strong roles in English films and theatre. She played the role of the British queen in
’s magnum opus period drama in 1998 and also in its sequel
: The Golden Age.
She is passionate about the history of Elizabeth just like Shekhar Kapur. They had a lot of friendly fights during the making of ‘Elizabeth’, which she feels were productive, as it is rather monotonous when everyone agrees to everything in a creative art.
Though Blanchett won Oscars for two other films, Elizabeth is considered to be her breakout performance in the Western film world. Her latest film Carol, which revolves around the involvement between 2 women in 1952
, is also attracting Oscar talks.
The film is based on The Price of Salt, a novel by Patricia Highsmith. Blanchett compared Carol to Deepa Mehta’s film Fire and said it was similar same gender love. Cate Blanchett revealed all this in a discussion with Tina Brown, the founder of the summit.