Cate Blanchett early concerns about 'Blue Jasmine' role
- Bang Showbiz
- 14 January 2014
Cate Blanchett initially felt she'd "bitten off more than she could chew" with 'Blue Jasmine'
Cate Blanchett initially felt she'd "bitten off more than she could chew" with 'Blue Jasmine'.
The 44-year-old actress - who won Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama for her role in Woody Allen's hit film at the Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday (12.01.14) - stars as trophy wife Jeanette Francis, known as Jasmine, who has marriage troubles with a wealthy but corrupt businessman Hal (Alec Baldwin) in the 2013 film.
Jasmine is a "complex" character and Blanchett had concerns when accepting the role about how she was going to do her alter-ego justice.
She told Vogue.co.uk: "I felt when making the film that I'd bitten off more than I could chew. It was such a complex, absurd, intense role - it was like going into battle every day."
The blonde beauty is delighted that the film has been a success and is pleased it appeals to different generations.
She added: "I'm just happy that it's still on screens and that people are watching it - particularly that it's being enjoyed across different generations because the character does and says a lot of unpalatable things. If people can empathise with that then my job is done."