It’s about the talent, not the dress says actress Cate Blanchett.
Cate Blanchett is seeing red over red carpet antics.
“Since I’ve been struttin’ the red carpet, things have changed a lot,” Blanchett told Harper’s Bazaar magazine. “The way women are asked about those red carpet moments. Oh my God. It’s just a dress!”
“[People] forget the fact that women are up there because they’ve given extraordinary performances,” Blanchett said. “It’s a wonderful excuse to dress up and have F.U.N. But let’s not forget the work.”
Blanchett is a supporter of a social media campaign that uses the hashtag “#askhermore” and in the past has condemned interviewers for the lifestyle-oriented questions directed at women – questions that are always about looks, clothes or diet that are not asked of men.
“Next it will be, ‘What brand tampon are you wearing?'”, she told the magazine.
“How much more intimate can they get? ‘Show us your knickers’? There is a line.”
At last year’s SAG Awards Blanchett called out a cameraman who was panning up her dress. “Do you do that to the guys?”, the actress famously asked.
United States-based organisation The Representation Project started the campaign last year.
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