Cate Blanchett is one of the world’s most well-respected actresses and despite undeniably being a style icon in her own right, the actress says that she would much rather be recognised for her actual achievements than for the clothes she wears or how clear her skin is. Describing the selfie culture as “pathetic”, Cate told Yahoo Style that she won’t be joining the social media revolution anytime soon.
“I just can’t handle it. Of course you want people to go see films that you make, of course you want them to enjoy them. But I’m not out there saying, ‘Do they like the way I look? Do they like that look on the red carpet?..It’s pathetic, the whole thing about people worrying about what other people are going to think.”
She went on to explain how childish she finds the whole phenomenon:
“It comes back to self respect. It’s this huge thing. ‘Like me! Like me!’ The like and the dislike is just totally primary schoolyard. I cannot for the life of me work out why adults are participating in that sh*t.”
As well as adding that she isn’t a fan of the circus on the red carpet, especially the 360-degree cameras and mani cams, Cate did explain that she completely understands the world’s obession with what glamorous celebs are wearing.
“Look, I understand, people get really excited about it. The dresses are incredible. Unless you go to a Cotillion ball in the South, when do you get a chance to wear them except to those pageants? But when it takes over and then you’re asked to stand on this 360-degree camera, stick you toes into some device so they can beam your bunions around the world, it’s like, ‘No thank you.'”
When it comes to social media, she also emphasized that there is “so much great stuff” out there and that she doesn’t want to be on a soap box about it, but that she won’t be taking part in it herself. Go Cate!
By Amy de Klerk