Cate Blanchett is NOT afraid to speak her mind.
Reminding us just how brazen she is, the 46-year-old really opened up for her own spread in the special 20th anniversary issue of GQ!
And we don't just mean for her gorgeous black-and-white shots.
Video: Cate HIGHlariously Flips Lips With Jimmy Fallon!
The Oscar winner spoke about gender inequality, sharing her frustrations:
"It just feels like the industry has the same conversation every year and I think that's a fabulous conversation. We'll be back here like Groundhog Day next year having the same f*cking symposium. It just has to shift."
Which of course then led to the topic of the Sony hacks, which revealed much more than just the gender pay gap.
In fact, it was reported there was an email written by Aaron Sorkin about Cate herself, which ended up leaking. It read:
"Year in and year out, the guy who wins the Oscar for Best Actor has a much higher bar to clear than the woman who wins Best Actress. Cate gave a terriﬁc performance in Blue Jasmine but nothing close to the degree of difficulty for any of the ﬁve Best Actor nominees."
To which Cate responded to hearing it for the first time:
"He's not the ﬁrst. He's not the ﬁrst."
And she continued:
"I don't read that shit. No, I'm interested in talking about what the Sony hack means, but in terms of trolling through it to ﬁnd out about who said what about who… I didn't assume that it could have had anything to do with me, but I guess I've worked for them or have had intersections with them so… Yeah, and the other thing is I'm not in this business expecting or wanting everyone to like what I do. Believe me, I'm the harshest critic of what I do myself, so no one can say anything worse out there than I say to myself. And I've worked with a lot of people that I wouldn't necessarily want to go out to dinner with."
As for what else the Sony hack might have revealed, Cate only had this to say:
"I knew that it was hacked, but I didn't go and troll over the broken bones and identify the dead bodies. I didn't do that. I was doing other stuff."
Dayum. Those are some fierce words, especially considering Jennifer Lawrence did pen a whole essay as a result of it.
But really, it just sounds like the actress is ready to move on, and without needing to know who said what.
[Image via GQ.]
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