Person of the Week: Cate Blanchett Joins Elite Leading Ladies Club

Hollywood A-listers like Diane Keaton, Scarlett Johannsen make room for Blanchett.
2:52 | 07/26/13

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week. The famous actress who joined a sort of elite club of leading women. And tonight here she applauds all of the women who starred before her. I'd given up hope of ever getting a call. So when I heard he was interested in working with me, i was thrilled. And you've already said yes before you read the script. You spoil me. Osk winner cate blanchett on her newest role, playing a leading role in woody allen films. A wife stripped of her wealth and identity. Jazz mine, my god, look at you. Blanchet now joins a long list of actress whose characters have been the driving force behind woody allen's films. Woody allen himself has credited diane keaton with changing exactly who it is he writes for. Oh, well, la ty da. I used to always write from the point of view of the male, and then I met diane deetokeaton and I got a different perspective. I saw a lot of things through her eyes and I started writing for women. I remember the first time i saw annie hall, and I saw it many times, I just couldn't believe. A, I fell in love with her, wanted to be her. He finds women, understandably, infinitely fascinating. I would say to myself every day before I went to work, don't screw this up. Blanchet already being celebrated for her new role. There's a song, you know the song. I always wanted to do something with my life. Never had the energy. Penelope cruz won oscar when it was her turn. He has written some of the best characters of all time. And I know how well he knows them. Blanchet told me she's noticed there haven't been too many leading women so far this summer in all the super hero movies. I have three boys and I've seen so many super hero robot films in the last three weeks. It's sort of mind-boggling. Now it's her turn, not as a super hero, but a champion list of women that have come before her. To be in the same sentence as those women, it's one of those experiences as an actor you know it going to change you, hopefully for the better. So we choose actress cate blanchett who has taken a woody allen script to new heights joining so many of the women before her. Nally a new movie than all the super hero movies she took her sons to see.

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