Cate Blanchett on Where’d You Go, Bernadette: Wanted to explore sense of isolation


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Comment(s) In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Blanchett said she has tried to do justice to the book version of Bernadette. Where’d You Go, Bernadette, which also features Billy Crudup, Kristen Wiig and Emma Nelson, will release in the US on Friday. “(She has) the need to please, but she’s also so full of disgust for the rest of the world because she’s so full of disgust for herself. Then there’s all these strange and heightened relationships that she has with the mothers at the school, with the virtual assistant, all of those quite remote and strange relationships, I thought were very important to carry through,” the 50-year-old actor said. Bernadette, a MacArthur genius I think people believe Cate,” he said. “I always say to portray a genius, you need a genius. Advertising

Linklater, the director of films such as Dazed and Confused, Before trilogy and Boyhood, hailed Blanchett as a “genius”. “Most people aren’t and it never works. The story is about an agoraphobic architect and mother named Bernadette Fox, who goes missing prior to a family trip to Antarctica. If you’re going to make a movie about Beethoven, the actor you get to play him better be a genius,” he said. Advertising

The film is an official adaptation of Maria Semple’s 2012 comedy novel of the same name.