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Do Not Ask Cate Blanchett About Leashing a Cat

Or if she wants to have a beer. She does not
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 26, 2015 10:59 AM CDT

(Newser) – Cate Blanchett is a serious actor. She has a movie out that's getting sparkling reviews. And she does not want to have a beer or suffer fools. These are the lessons hapless interviewer Jonathan Hyla might take away from their sit-down to discuss Blanchett's Cinderella. As Time notes, Hyla fumbles through a couple of questions, then jokes, "I was going to bring like a six-pack of beer. You seem like the type of person that we should just crack open a beer and just have a chat." Responds Blanchett: "This date is not going well, I do not drink beer." So! Moving on. After the two agree to start fresh, Hyla goes for the decidedly "serious question." Asking about a scene in which Blanchett walks a cat on a leash: "I tried to put my girlfriend's cat on a leash, and it just never works for me." Blanchett has now had it: "That's your question? That's your f---ing question?" (Read more Cate Blanchett stories.)

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