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

Cate Blanchett is taking part in the titular position in The place’d You Go, Bernadette.

Actor Cate Blanchett, who portrays the titular protagonist Bernadette in Richard Linklater’s The place’d You Go, Bernadette, says she agreed to the movie as a result of she needed to discover “sense of isolation and desperation” of the character.

The movie is an official adaptation of Maria Semple’s 2012 comedy novel of the identical title. The story is about an agoraphobic architect and mom named Bernadette Fox, who goes lacking previous to a household journey to Antarctica.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Blanchett mentioned she has tried to do justice to the e-book model of Bernadette.

“(She has) the necessity to please, however she’s additionally so filled with disgust for the remainder of the world as a result of she’s so filled with disgust for herself. Then there’s all these unusual and heightened relationships that she has with the moms on the college, with the digital assistant, all of these fairly distant and unusual relationships, I assumed have been crucial to hold by means of,” the 50-year-old actor mentioned.

Linklater, the director of movies akin to Dazed and Confused, Earlier than trilogy and Boyhood, hailed Blanchett as a “genius”.

“I all the time say to painting a genius, you want a genius. Should you’re going to make a film about Beethoven, the actor you get to play him higher be a genius,” he mentioned. “Most individuals aren’t and it by no means works. Bernadette, a MacArthur genius I feel folks imagine Cate,” he mentioned.

The place’d You Go, Bernadette, which additionally options Billy Crudup, Kristen Wiig and Emma Nelson, will launch within the US on Friday.

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