‘Carol’ starring on-screen lesbian lovers Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara praised at …

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Cate Blanchett DENIES relationship with women as she joins forces with co-star Rooney Mara to promote lesbian romance Carol at Cannes Film Festival.

Accompanied by co-stars Rooney Mara and Todd Haynes, the 46-year-old Oscar winner felt the need to talk about the recent reports which implied she had ‘many’ lesbian relations.At one point, during Sunday’s Cannes press conference for the Todd Haynes film Carol, about a lesbian romance in 1952, Cate Blanchett was obliged to clarify a recent quote from Variety, that the married mother of four had plenty of personal experiences to draw on for her character. “From memory, the conversation ran: ‘Have you had relationships with women?’” said Blanchett. “And I said: ’Yes, many times.CANNES, France–Cate Blanchett’s reputation as one of the greatest actresses of her generation is being cemented further at Cannes, where the premiere of her latest movie “Carol” has won rave reviews.

Born in Melbourne on May 14, 1969, Blanchett began her career on the Australian stage, building up a string of acclaimed theater performances in the early 1990s before working her way into increasingly high-profile film roles. According to , when asked during the interview if this was her first turn as a lesbian, the Hollywood starlet smiled and said: ‘On film — or in real life?’ While Cate says her comments were taken out of context, journalist Ramin Setoodeh, who conducted the interview for Variety, responded by Tweeting: ‘When I asked Cate Blanchett if she’d had lesbian relationships in real life, she said: “Many times.” She was accurately quoted.’ Meanwhile, during her promotional duty, Cate looked absolutely flawless in a short dramatic Alexander McQueen dress, while her co-star Rooney dazzled crowds in a pleated white number by the same fashion house. Call me old fashioned but I thought one’s job as an actor was not to present one’s boring, small, microscopic universe but to make a psychological connection to another character’s experiences.” Haynes’ first feature since 2007’s unorthodox Bob Dylan biography, I’m Not There, is an adaptation of a novel by Patricia Highsmith, the famed psychological mystery writer best known for Stranger on a Train and the Ripley novels.

The two actresses appeared to be in great spirits as they posed for pictures at the event, cheekily placing their hands on their director’s bottom, while he pulled a suitably shocked face. Blanchett made her breakthrough performance in 1998, playing the 16th-century British monarch in “Elizabeth,” which won her a slew of awards and her first Oscar nomination. Draping a chic, structured jacket with ribbed detailing over her shoulders, the Blue Jasmine actress was a bewitching presence at the star studded event, kicking up her heels in a pair of patent heels. In the film, Blanchett stars as a lonely, upper-crust married woman who forms a relationship with a young shopgirl, Therese (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’s Rooney Mara), arguably a young stand-in for the young Highsmith herself.

She has been nominated six times at the Academy Awards, winning the supporting actress statuette for another pitch-perfect impression, as Katherine Hepburn in “The Aviator” in 2004. In stark contrast to Cate, Rooney wore structured cream dress that featured a thick high-waisted belt, statement cuffs, lace panelling, and finished with a flared skirt. Blanchett has also dabbled in blockbusters, appearing in “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull,” “Robin Hood,” and all of Peter Jackson’s “Lord of the Rings” and “Hobbit” films.

Cate and Rooney look set to be the toast of the lauded festival with their film, which charts the relationship between a virginal shop girl (Mara) and a older, married lady (Blanchett), winning rave reviews. Harris about the Scarsdale Diet doctor murder) was working as a researcher for The New York Times Magazine when she met Highsmith, who had been commissioned to write a walking tour of Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery.

The two women became long-distance friends – Highsmith spent the latter part of her life in Switzerland – and the author suggested Nagy might like to adapt one of her novels for the screen. Ripley” to the crusading Irish journalist in “Veronica Guerin” or another heavily accented (and pregnant) reporter in Wes Anderson’s “The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou.” She has repeatedly returned to the stage, to similar levels of acclaim. The pair have three sons together and recently adopted a baby girl.–Eric Randolph Disclaimer: The comments uploaded on this site do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of management and owner of INQUIRER.net. It took another 15 years for Carol to come to fruition, with various directors including Kenneth Branagh attached to the film, before Haynes came on board, though it’s hard to imagine a director who would be better suited.

To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here. As cinematographer Edward Lachman put it, “we were trying to further the work of Mildred Pierce, a kind of soiled naturalistic look using mid-century world of photographers like Vivian Meier.” “The most affecting stories about love are always rooted in point of view,” said Haynes. “In Phyllis’ screenplay, you’re always in the point of view of the more amatory, and thus, less powerful, character. But that changes over the course of the film.” One film he cites is Brief Encounter, David Lean’s drama about a more conventional illicit relationship, and, similarly, more interested in the glowing coals than the actual flame.

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