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Cate Blanchett, who won best actress for Blue Jasmine, was asked backstage about the pressure of going into the Academy Awards as the frontrunner.
“It’s an intense, unbearable pressure, which I’m so glad is over,” she told reporters.
Wearing an ivory Armani gown, Blanchett joked that she chose her dress by looking at a few and saying, “Which one’s the heaviest?”
“I had the great good fortunate of being princess this morning and have three dresses to choose from, and I chose this one,” she added, revealing that she’d also gotten a massage earlier in the day.
Many in the press room were curious about Blanchett’s acceptance speech comment to Julia Roberts. While onstage, the Australian actress said, “Julia, hashtag suck it.”
“It happened in the bar with Ms. Roberts. And that’s all I’m prepared to say,” she said cryptically backstage.
In an interview with Cate Blanchett at THR’s Piaget Lounge at the Independent Spirit Awards, the Oscar winner told THR where she keeps her winning statues. Watch the clip below.
Blanchett, who won for her portrayal of a socialite who suffers a breakdown in Woody Allen‘s film, said that the character allowed her to combine her work in theater with her work in film.
“I thank Woody Allen and the script that he wrote for providing me that forum,” she added.
After spending the past few years in theater, Blanchett told reporters that being in an acting category with so many talented women was an honor.
“Every year, I watch this thing remotely and there are five, six, ten, twenty performances by women that I am gobsmacked by,” she said.
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