Fans baffled by Cate Blanchett’s ‘robotic stillness’ during junket interview


Fans are left baffled by Cate Blanchett’s ‘robotic stillness’ as the actress freezes for 15 SECONDS during a junket interview for Tár

Cate Blanchett has sparked confusion after footage surfaced of the actress seemingly ‘zoning out’ during a junket interview for her new film Tár.

A viral video shows the Oscar winner, 53, staring at the ground as if completely frozen as her co-star Nina Hoss speaks to a Digital Spy reporter about the film. 

Blanchett didn’t blink once as she sat with her arms and legs crossed while listening to Hoss talk for a full 15 seconds.

Cate Blanchett (right, with Nina Hoss) has sparked confusion after footage surfaced of the actress seemingly ‘zoning out’ during a junket interview for her new film Tár 

Social media users have poked fun at her strange behaviour, with some comparing Blanchett to a ‘robot’ that had ‘run out of batteries’.

‘I thought the video was like, partially frozen. The way she doesn’t even blink,’ one person tweeted. 

‘She’s on low battery and had to charge for 15 seconds,’ another joked, while a third added: ‘Even her hands and everything. Next stop is Madame Tussauds.’

A viral video shows the Oscar winner, 53, staring at the ground as if completely frozen as her co-star Nina Hoss speaks to a Digital Spy reporter about the film

A viral video shows the Oscar winner, 53, staring at the ground as if completely frozen as her co-star Nina Hoss speaks to a Digital Spy reporter about the film 

Some speculated that Blanchett was daydreaming, while others suggested the Ocean’s Eight star was just ‘very into’ what Hoss was saying. 

It comes after Blanchett came under fire for her Golden Globe-winning role in the new film Tár.

She plays Lydia Tár, who rises to become the first-ever female conductor of a German orchestra.

Social media users have poked fun at her strange behaviour, with some comparing Blanchett to a 'robot' that had 'run out of batteries'

Social media users have poked fun at her strange behaviour, with some comparing Blanchett to a ‘robot’ that had ‘run out of batteries’ 

Some speculated that Blanchett was daydreaming, while others suggested the Ocean's Eight star was just 'very into' what Hoss was saying

Some speculated that Blanchett was daydreaming, while others suggested the Ocean’s Eight star was just ‘very into’ what Hoss was saying 

While many have condemned the critically acclaimed film as ‘anti-woman’, because Blanchett’s character is revealed to be a narcissistic bully, Blanchett came to its defence.

The glamorous blonde described the movie, directed by Todd Field, as ‘very provocative’ in an interview with BBC Radio 4, reprinted in The Australian.

Marin Alsop, a real-life conductor, surfaced to condemn the film as ‘anti-woman’.

It comes after Cate came under fire for her Golden Globe winning role in the new film Tár (pictured). The star plays Lydia Tár, who, in the film's plot, rises to become the first-ever female conductor of a German orchestra

It comes after Cate came under fire for her Golden Globe winning role in the new film Tár (pictured). The star plays Lydia Tár, who, in the film’s plot, rises to become the first-ever female conductor of a German orchestra

Marin, 66, who is one of the world’s top female conductors, said in The Australian on Friday: ‘To have an opportunity to portray a woman in that role to make her an abuser, for me that’s heartbreaking.’

Saying that Alsop was entitled to her opinion and that she had the upmost respect for the conductor, Blanchett described the film as ‘a mediation on power and power is genderless’.

She also distanced herself from any accusation that the film used Alsop or any other female conductor as the basis for her character.

Blanchett is tipped to win her second Best Actress Oscar for the role. 

Marin Alsop, a real-life conductor, has now surfaced to condemn the critically acclaimed film as 'anti-woman', because Blanchett's character is revealed to be a narcissistic bully. Pictured: Alsop conducting in New York in 2021

Marin Alsop, a real-life conductor, has now surfaced to condemn the critically acclaimed film as ‘anti-woman’, because Blanchett’s character is revealed to be a narcissistic bully. Pictured: Alsop conducting in New York in 2021

Saying that Alsop was entitled to her opinion and that she had the upmost respect for the conductor, Blanchett described the film as 'a mediation on power and power is genderless'

Saying that Alsop was entitled to her opinion and that she had the upmost respect for the conductor, Blanchett described the film as ‘a mediation on power and power is genderless’

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