Cate Blanchett Unretouched in Intelligent Life Cover
A very interesting and refreshing article, now i admire Queen Cate even more, not only she is extremely talented, charismatic and stylish but she also has lots of guts and respect for herself, something most of her fellow actresses seem to lack.
She is a true woman and a magnificent role model.
Extracts from the article: “Cate Blanchett in a cover choice explained by Intelligent Life editor Tim de Lisle on the magazine’s website: When other magazines photograph actresses, they routinely end up running heavily Photoshopped images, with every last wrinkle expunged. Their skin is rendered so improbably smooth that, with the biggest stars, you wonder why the photographer didn’t just do a shoot with their waxwork.
Cate Blanchett, by contrast, appears on our cover in her working clothes, with the odd line on her face and faint bags under her eyes. She looks like what she is — a woman of 42, spending her days in an office, her evenings on stage and the rest of her time looking after three young children. We can’t be too self-righteous about it, because, like anyone else who puts her on a cover, we are benefiting from her beauty and distinction. But the shot is at least trying to reflect real life. It’s a curious sign of the times that this has become something to shout about.”
That last phrase says it all ‘It’s a curious sign of the times that this has become something to shout about‘, it deserves quite a good debate, this shouldn’t be news, a 42 year old woman appearing in the cover of a magazine as a… 42 year old woman!!, Wow!!. In a world filled with common sense this shouldn’t be news, but then again common sense is the less common of the senses in this lovely planet of ours.