Returning to a favourite of CRC followers – welcome back to the ‘Age of Beauty’ series. And, this month’s inspirational woman is award winning actress, Cate Blanchett.
FOCUSING ON BEAUTY FROM THE INSIDE OUT:
“You can try and look the best you can, be the best person you can at whatever junction you are in your life. Take care of yourself, take care of others. I think that it has to be holistic.”
THE HOLLYWOOD OBSESSION:
“I choose to ignore Hollywood’s obsession with ‘perfect appearances’ ” she told The Cut,
“Some of the women were interested in the work and characters. Some, more in how they look. I realised that I didn’t want to be the latter. I want to be interested in the job at hand. The obsession of one’s looks can make you a bit crazy, and I thought, I don’t want to go crazy!”
Photograph: Franco Origlia/Getty Images
“It’s about looking the best you can at whatever age, my philosophy is to work with what you’ve got. It’s about feeling comfortable in your own skin – but that’s just me.”
Photograph: Gustavo Papaleo
HOW BEAUTY EVOLVES:
“People talk about the idea of perfection, but I love the Japanese idea about beauty involves flaws. If you’ve got a beautiful ceramic pot there would be a flaw in it. And the flaw is beautiful. A beautiful flower arrangement is always slightly asymmetric. It allows for a greater sense of people’s individuality. I always find people attractive when they are comfortable with their own skin and not trying to be someone else, but their best selves.”
Photograph: Peter Lindbergh
I’m off to start the miniseries Mrs America which debuted in the United States in April to widespread critical acclaim. It’s going to be a ‘Box Night’ kind of Winter Lockdown!
With Love & Light