Guy Pearce’s ‘feud’ with Cate Blanchett explodes on Twitter


Guy Pearce’s ‘feud’ with Cate Blanchett explodes on Twitter as he makes ‘shady’ remarks about her Critics’ Choice Award win for Tár – before deleting all his tweets and insisting there is ‘no beef at all’

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Two of Australia’s most famous actors appear to be locked in a long-running rivalry, leaving fans shocked as they had no idea there was ‘beef’ between them.

Guy Pearce posted a series of of ‘shady’ tweets about Cate Blanchett after she won Best Actress for her performance in Tár at the Critics’ Choice Awards.

When his followers asked what his problem with Blanchett was, Pearce deleted all of the offending tweets on Monday and assured fans there was no feud.

Cate Blanchett is pictured on the red carpet at the 28th Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles on January 15

Guy Pearce (left) posted a series of of ‘shady’ tweets about Cate Blanchett (right) after she won Best Actress for her performance in Tár at the Critics’ Choice Awards 

Just over a week ago, Pearce retweeted a post by the Twitter account Celebrity Film Awards that announced the nominees for Best Actress: Blanchett, Ana De Armas, Michelle Williams and Margot Robbie. 

Pearce captioned his retweet, ‘Please be Ana De Armas! Incredible performance!’ which appeared innocent enough until his follow-up tweet.

When Blanchett won the award for her role as female composer Lydia Tár, the Memento actor retweeted the announcement and wrote: ‘Fascinating choice…’

Pearce and Blanchett, two of Australia's most famous actors, appear to be locked in a long-running rivalry, leaving fans shocked as they had no idea there was 'beef' between them

Pearce and Blanchett, two of Australia’s most famous actors, appear to be locked in a long-running rivalry, leaving fans shocked as they had no idea there was ‘beef’ between them 

He then retweeted a post from a Cate Blanchett fan account that included images of the actress posing for a bondage-inspired photo shoot. 

‘Ah, no thanks,’ he wrote.

When Twitter users called Pearce out for his ‘shady’ comments and suggested he had a grudge against the Elizabeth star, he deleted all of his tweets about her.

Pearce retweeted a post by the Twitter account Celebrity Film Awards that announced the nominees for Best Actress at the Critics' Choice Awards. Pearce captioned it, 'Please be Ana De Armas! Incredible performance!' which seemed innocent enough until his follow-up tweet

Pearce retweeted a post by the Twitter account Celebrity Film Awards that announced the nominees for Best Actress at the Critics’ Choice Awards. Pearce captioned it, ‘Please be Ana De Armas! Incredible performance!’ which seemed innocent enough until his follow-up tweet

He seemed disappointed with Blanchett's win and went so far as to make a dig at a recent risqué photoshoot she did

He seemed disappointed with Blanchett’s win and went so far as to make a dig at a recent risqué photoshoot she did

When his followers asked what his problem with Blanchett was, Pearce deleted all of the offending tweets on Monday and assured fans there was no feud

When his followers asked what his problem with Blanchett was, Pearce deleted all of the offending tweets on Monday and assured fans there was no feud 

He then tweeted: ‘Fear not. No beef at all. I was merely being sarcastic. I adore Miss CB. She’s incredible… One of our best!’

However, the damage had been done as Twitter sleuths began digging into Pearce’s past to discover why he seemed to have a problem with Blanchett. 

They discovered a 2008 interview from The Age newspaper in which with Pearce alluded to a salary gripe with Blanchett, according to 9Honey. 

However, the damage had been done as Twitter sleuths began digging into Pearce's past to discover why he seemed to have a problem with Blanchett, reported Nine Honey

However, the damage had been done as Twitter sleuths began digging into Pearce’s past to discover why he seemed to have a problem with Blanchett, reported Nine Honey

He was set to star in the Melbourne Theatre Company’s production of Poor Boy at the time, but refused to fulfill the same role for the Sydney Theatre Company. 

Pearce said he would only do it if Blanchett, who was at the helm of the STC at the time, paid him the same salary she got. 

‘If she does, it’ll be the most the STC ever paid an actor. I guarantee,’ he said. 

They managed to resurface an article from The Age written in 2008 which included an interview with Pearce where he alluded to a salary gripe with Blanchett

They managed to resurface an article from The Age written in 2008 which included an interview with Pearce where he alluded to a salary gripe with Blanchett

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