Cate Blanchett is one of the greatest actresses of our generation. As an actress, she has gone beyond the typical female roles, captivated the audience and entertained them through and through. Catherine Elise Blanchett originally hails from Australia where she had established a solid acting foundation in her early years. Alumni of National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA), Australia, she started her acting career in theatres. Blanchett made quite an impression with her first few performances. But her first major recognition came with the British film ‘Elizabeth’ (1998), directed by Shekhar Kapur. Her portrayal of Elizabeth the First garnered her fame and she went on to star in some of the biggest and best films of this century. But her work as Galadriel in Peter Jackson‘s magnum opus ‘The Lord of the Rings’ trilogy made her a household name. She also returned to reprise Galadriel in the Hobbit trilogy. But before that, she starred in ‘The Aviator’ (2004), that fetched her a lot of praise and an Academy Award.
Cate Blanchett has had a stellar career so far. She starred in several critically acclaimed films like ‘Notes on a Scandal’ (2006), ‘Babel’ (2006) ‘Elizabeth: The Golden Age’ (2007), ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’ (2008) and ‘Carol’ (2015). She won an Oscar in the leading role for ‘Blue Jasmine’ (2013), 5 years back. Also, she doesn’t limit herself to only critically acclaimed films and regularly stars in huge blockbusters.
Apart from Peter Jackson’s films on Middle Earth, she also starred in commercial successes like ‘Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull’ (2008), ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ series, ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ (2017), ‘Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle’ (2018) and ‘Ocean’s Eight’ (2018). Rarely can we find an actor who balances various genres of films with such dexterity. She’s an acting powerhouse boasting Oscars, BAFTA, Golden Globe, Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards and awards from various Film Critics Circle and International Film Festivals. She was also nominated for a Tony Award recently.
Blanchett established herself as a force to be reckoned with in the first decade of this century and this decade she consolidated her standing as a multidimensional star with a very diverse filmography. She has been particularly active in the last few years in films and theatre. Now at this point you must be wondering what is the next Cate Blanchett movie or TV show? Well, here’s the list of all upcoming Cate Blanchett films and TV shows scheduled to release in 2019 and 2020.
6. Where’d You Go, Bernadette (2019)
Cate Blanchett has a film releasing in August itself. The film is helmed by master auteur Richard Linklater. The movie faced a lot of turbulence on its way to release. It was originally slated to release on 11th May 2018, but was later pushed back to October of the same year. It was then again pushed to March of this year and then to 9th August 2019. After that, it was again pushed back to 16th August and we sincerely hope the film won’t meet anymore delay and will finally see the light of the day. The film revolves around a mother named Bernadette, played by Blanchett. She’s a middle-aged mother whose life has been completely committed to her house, family and her young daughter, Bee. After a certain turn of events, Bernadette must find her calling and live for herself and her hobbies.
The film is about the journey of a woman who has shunned social interactions and her own creative inspirations. She undertakes an epic journey without anyone’s knowledge and Bee must find out where her mother went. The premise looks great; it has a certain ‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty’ (2013) feel to it and with Cate Blanchett driving it, we’re surely in for a treat.