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Jungle Book fans cannot wait to see the upcoming film Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle, and it’s easy to see why.

The movie looks unbelievable, featuring a never before seen side of the beloved boy that has been raised by a family of wolves.

The new film explores his coming of age journey into manhood. Torn between two worlds, Mowgli must accept his destiny and become a legend.

The newly released trailer captures the intense drama, thrilling action, and overwhelming love that encapsulates the boy’s life.

As humans move into the jungle, he feels forced to pick between man and animal, facing dangerous creatures along the way.

Mowgli, played by Rohan Chand, has never truly belonged in either the wilds of the jungle or the civilised world of man.

Now he must navigate the inherent dangers of each on a journey to discover where he truly belongs.

The film features an amazing cast including Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, and Benedict Cumberbatch.

Andy Serkis, Freida Pinto, Matthew Rhys and Naomie Harris also star in the adventure alongside newcomer Rohan Chand in this visually spectacular and emotionally moving childhood classic.

The film will be released globally on Netflix on December 7.

Here is the full trailer:


Speaking at the Rome Film Festival, actor Cate Blanchett joined in the conversation about straight actors taking on the roles of gay characters.

Cate, who played the titular role in Todd Haynes' Carol, said that she was asked more questions about her sexuality than ever before when she took on the role of the lesbian character.

She explains that many interviewers had asked her or implied as to whether having a lesbian experience was needed to understand such a role.

Cate said that this goes against the whole point of acting, which is essentially pretending to be someone else. 

She said, ''it also speaks to something that I’m quite passionate about in storytelling generally, but in film specifically, is that film can be quite a literal medium.''

She continued, ''and I will fight to the death for the right to suspend disbelief and play roles beyond my experience. I think reality television and all that that entails had an extraordinary impact, a profound impact on the way we view the creation of character.''

Hollywood has been criticised for giving straight actors roles portraying LGBT characters in the past before and Cate believes that there is a problem with this. 

She explains, ''I think it provides a lot of opportunity, but the downside of it is that we now, particularly in America, I think, we expect and only expect people to make a profound connection to a character when it’s close to their experience.''

Cate hopes that more films exploring gay characters get the go-ahead as getting Carol made was not easy. 

She says that, ''the film, I think now would be made in a heartbeat, but eight years ago, it was a very difficult film to get up.''

She continued, ''two women, both of whom are of lesbian-ish persuasion in the 1950's, which is like ‘who wants to go and see that? Only 12-year-old boys go to movies.' Thank goodness we’re changing the demographic of the critics who write for Rotten Tomatoes.”

Gwan Cate, you tell 'em. 



Every year Vanity Fair treats us to it's Hollywood issue and calls in the top stars to feature on it's extended front cover.

The issue tends to come out just in time for the Oscars and usually features a number of the nominees for the top awards pictured all together by renowned fashion photographer Annie Liebovitz.

This years issue comes at an awkward time as rumblings of diversity issues are rippling through the film industry and the Academy Awards have vowed to make historic changes to the prestigious awards ceremony to tackle the problems. 

In an interesting move, editors decided to features only women on this year's cover and our very own Saoirse Ronan made the cut. 

Featured among the likes of relative newcomers Alicia Vikander and Brie Larson, also snapped are cinema stalwarts such as Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda and Helen Mirren. 


The main front cover of the issue went to Hollywood darling Jennifer Lawrence alongside Cate Blanchett, Viola Davis and Jane Fonda. 

Saorise is up for the award of Best Actress at this years ceremony for her turn in the film, Brooklyn. 


Oscar winner Cate Blanchett will probably never like your Instagram selfie. She’s definitely not going to be re-tweeting your witty account of this morning’s commute either.

The actress has outed herself as a hater of social media. In fact, she considers the fascination with social media to be entirely “pathetic”.

"People constantly are taking pictures of ourselves to send them to people to see if they like me, 'Do they like me?'“ she explained in an interview with Yahoo! Beauty.

The 46-year old believes the obsession is stemming from a lack of self-respect:

"It's pathetic, the whole thing about people worrying about what other people are going to think." 

“I cannot for the life of me work out why adults are participating in that s**t," she said. 

She explained that the obsession reminds her of primary school and likened it to circus behaviour.

However, she not some positive aspects to social media: “I do think there's a genuine ability to connect.”

So, should we be waiting for a friend request from the star?

"It divides people really quickly and sets up rivalry and jealousy and a sense of: 'The life over there is better than the life over here.'"  

Probably not then. She also revealed that there are certain red carpet trends that she is not a fan of, at all:

“You're asked to stand on this 360-degree camera, stick your toes into some device so they can beam your bunions around the world, it's like, 'No, thank you.'

And when men talk about your clothes above your actual achievement, it's a bit, you know …"

She added that she probably misses out on some party invites due to her lack of social media presence- but we imagine if she really wanted to go, Cate Blanchett wouldn’t get turned away at the door.


Actress Cate Blanchett has never been one to court the spotlight, so we were shocked when she revealed some pretty private information about herself in a recent interview.

Cate's latest film, Carol, sees her take on the role of a woman who starts a secret relationship with a female department store assistant, played by Rooney Mara.

The movie, which is set in the 1950s, is a new venture for the actress, but it seems she is more than able to identify with her character.

When asked by Variety magazine if she had ever been in a relationship with a woman, the actress' response was a coy "On film – or in real life?" Later in the interview, Cate revealed that she had indeed been with other women "many times."

The Cinderella star, who has been married to playwright Andrew Upton for 18 years, says the same-sex encounters are not something she has ever cared to label. "I never thought about it,” she said of the admission.

Cate has often spoken out about the media's unfair portrayal of women as sex symbols, something which may have been a factor in her decision to keep her past private.

At last year's Screen Actors' Guild Awards, she stopped an E! cameraman as he took a sweeping shot of her outfit from head to toe, asking him, "Do you do that to the guys?"

Speaking about the incident and the inane questions posed to women on the red carpet, the mum-of-four said, "The way women are asked about those red carpet moments. Oh my God. It’s just a dress!"

Well said, Cate.


Cate Blanchett does NOT appreciate stupid questions and this interviewer found that out the hard way. 

The actress was doing promotional interviews for the newly released Disney's Cinderella recently when she was asked a question that made her get a little hot under the collar. 

When asked by The Project's Jonathon Hyla how she managed to keep the cat in the movie on a leashe, Cate reacts flabbergasted, looking behind to her publicist before saying: "Is that your question? Is that your fu**ing question?"

Thankfully, the actress seemed to take it in her stride and even started to laugh at the ridiculousness of it all.



It has been revealed that Oscar-winning actress Cate Blanchett has welcomed a baby girl into her family.

Australian news outlets have reported that Cate has adopted a baby girl named Vivienne who has been pictured with her mum while doing the school run for Cate’s other children.

This is the third child, and first daughter for Cate and her husband Andrew Upton who are also parents to Dashiell (13), Roman (10) and Ignatius (6).

Having spoken previously about loving the idea of having a fourth child, the actress’ representatives have confirmed the exciting news.

Cate is currently doing press tours for her role as the evil step-mother in Disney's adaption of Cinderella which we cannot wait to see!

Congratulations to Cate and her family on their wonderful new addition – we bet her three older brothers will be very protective of little Vivienne as she grows up! 


Disney managed to succeed in turning its classic animation film, Sleeping Beauty into the current hit that is Maleficent. But Disney isn’t stopping there, as its just revealed that they are planning to turn family favourite Cinderella, into a live action film.

The film will be released in 2015 and will star Helena Boham Carter, Lily James and Cate Blanchett.

After this amazing teaser, we are already excited!



Cate Blanchett proves that she can pull off any look, as the Australian actress still manages to look stunning while modelling a simple suit for the latest edition of Vogue Italy, the male version.

The Oscar winning actress is dressed in a dark suit jacket over a white dress shirt with a bowtie.

The actress’ hair is slicked back in the black and white photos and is wearing a natural look when it comes to her make-up.

Cate is fronting a special edition of the Italian magazine known as “Powerful Australia” which also features actors Hugh Jackman, Chris Hemsworth and director Baz Luhrmann.




She won Best Actress for her role in Blue Jasmine, but the trophies didn’t end there.

Apparently, Cate Blanchett also took home the prize of the most expensive outfit worn at the 2014 Academy Awards.

The combination of her dress and jewellery came up to $18.1 million and we don’t even know if that includes her shoes!

Isn’t it well for some?

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Cate Blanchett has confessed that she is pretty nervous about this year’s Oscars.

Talking to Ok ! Magazine, the Blue Jasmine star  admitted that she has “butterflies” in her stomach ahead of tonight’s award ceremony.

The actress, who was awarded an Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Aviator in 2004, has been nominated for Best Actress for her role in Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine.

Talking about the awards ceremony, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button star said: “A lot of effort goes into effortlessness of walking up that marathon red carpet. I wake up with butterflies in my stomach. You never know the outcome. It has been an extraordinary year in films, so to be at the banquet is a privilege.”

However, while the 44-year-old is pretty nervous about the huge ceremony, she revealed she has a supportive network that doesn’t base her on award wins and helps to keep her grounded.

She said: ”Fortunately I have the most extraordinarily supportive family and friends, and my identity is not based on either my work or any of this.”



A new comedy-drama directed and co-written by Clooney, The Monuments Men is based on true events in history and a book called The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History (that rolls off the tongue…) by Robert M. Edsel.

The movie also stars Bill Murray and John Goodman, so it sounds like it’s going to be one to watch.