As the director Ari Folman of the movie “The Congress” reveals, he had Cate in mind when he started out working on the film.
Robyn Wright is fantastic, and it’s a very personal and intimate portrayal of an actress of that age. Did she take any convincing at all, or was she always keen on the project?
Well the first treatment I wrote for Cate Blanchett. I was in contact with her and we had lovely illustrations of her, but I always felt somehow my mind was not complete with that choice. She was too perfect, in a way. Nobody would believe me with her. Then I saw Robyn for the first time and immediately I knew she was the one. […]
Robin, indeed, was superb in the role but I would’ve loved to see Cate do it as well.