Cate Tends To Hungry Baby At The Cannes Film Festival

Cate Blanchett is in France at the Cannes Film Festival to promote her latest film, the fourth Indiana Jones movie: Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull. Instead of a grand, Hollywood entrance with her fellow cast mates, Cate was busy breastfeeding her 4 week-old son, Iggy,

“He’s just down the corridor with my mum,” she stated after breastfeeding her hungry baby boy. Without hesitation, Cate joined her fellow actors and interviewed for her exciting role in one of the years’ most anticipated movies. When asked how she does it all she replied

“I think the more you do, the more children you have, the more seamless those transitions become. I don’t take myself too seriously and I think children have made me a better actor because what you perceive as preparation for a role is really staving off anxiety and there’s no time for that sort of introspection and anxiety when you have children. They short circuit that sort of self indulgence I think.”

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After 19 years, Indiana Jones has been dug up again and Blancett plays Dr. Irina Spalko, an evil Russian doctor in 1957 Soviet Union up against Jones in a race to claim the mythical skull. Harrison Ford described working with Cate as an “absolute pleasure” and praised her for her work in the latest Indiana film. In return, Cate admitted that she dreamt of being an action hero in Indiana Jones when she was younger,

“As a young inspiring actress, (Indiana Jones) was really inspiring. It made me want to be a performer. Actually I wanted to be Harrison Ford, but that will never happen!”

Cate will return to the Sydney Theatre Company, where she is a co-director with her husband, playwright Andrew Upton.


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