Although I already updated the last post about Cinderella with an article, this one describes Cate’s character in more detail. The snippet about Cate/Lady Termaine reads:
Evil Stepmother Cate Blanchett enters, wearing a stunning dress black with gold embroidered details, a black veil wrapped tightly across her face, and topped off with a massive, black victorian hat. But more importantly, she is escorting in her pet cat who is being led in on a leash. SHE HAS A CAT ON A LEASH!!!!!!
THE EVIL STEP MOTHER HAS A CAT ON A LEASH. A CAT. ON. A. LEASH.
The next few scenes were just a flurry of dresses. So many jewel-toned dresses. Gorgeous fabulous very Disney dresses. Not necessarily true to the times, but it’s a fairy tale, deal with it. At one point Blanchett walks in with a massive cheetah print ensemble that is just fantastic and fabulous and goes well with her “I’m watching you” sneer she always seems to be wearing.
You can read more about the detailed analysis of the trailer here.