Award Winning Actor Cate Blanchett Chills Us On the December Cover of W Magazine.
International woman of intrigue and all around creative muse Cate Blanchett lands her latest editorial debut on the December Cover of W Magazine, and the results are chilling in more ways than one. Photographed by hyper surrealist Tim Walker, the editorial takes us on a journey far beyond this world and into an infinite world of possibility, where the subtlety of nature is the focal point.
Inspired by Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s, The Little Prince, with a full production of insanely beautiful backdrops and custom clothing from the likes of Stella McCartney, Prada, and Alberta Ferretti, Blanchett’s demure sense of style makes its way from her usual haunts on the red carpet and big screen into the glossy pages of W.
Accompanying the otherworldly cover story is an intimate interview where Blanchett chats with W editor, Lynne Hirschberg about her craft and ‘not being perfect’. Check out a few of our favorite quotes from the exclusive interview below.
Blanchett on Film and Fashion:
“Films are a very different thing. For instance, I love working with the costume designers on movies. You can visually represent the character through a dress or a bag or shoes. In Blue Jasmine, clothes illustrated my character’s demise. If I can pair a Birkin bag with a knockoff sweater from Wal-Mart that looks like Chanel, I can subtly reveal the character, and I don’t have to play that emotion”, she told W.
BLANCHETT ON ‘not being perfect’:
“I am not perfect,” she insisted. “The wheels are constantly falling off.” She paused and then (sort of) changed the subject. “When Andrew and I decided to run the theater company, in 2008, I didn’t think I’d have a movie career to go back to. But that was okay: When I consider the characters I might play, I find turning points to be very interesting. There’s a line from the novelist Jeanette Winterson: ‘What you risk reveals what you value’–and that’s always stuck with me”, she shared in the interview.
Check out more photos of Cate Blanchett’s Cover Story with W Magazine below, and stop by W to see the full feature and get the issue!