Unfortunately, I haven’t found a link to the CNN Talk Asia interview yet, although it has aired several times by now. Until it pops up, here is another article that discusses a snippet of the interview:
CNN’s Talk Asia visits Australia in September for a one-on-one profile interview with double Academy Award winner, Cate Blanchett.
Monita Rajpal interviews Cate Blanchett at the Sydney Theatre Company, where the actress has performed often and was co-artistic director for five years. She talks about some of her key roles in theatre and film, as well as the “dynamic life” that acting brings through unexpected offers, referring to “that sense of adrenaline you get by bungee jumping into an unknown place”.
During the half-hour interview, she gives her opinion of social media, talks about the importance of silence and says her life has been “a series of surprises”. She talks about personal events, ranging from aspects of life with her own children to the death of her father when she was 10 years old.
Blanchett says it’s an actor’s job to observe and work out what makes other people tick, reflecting on time she spent as a teenager working in a nursing home. “I was confronted by this amazing pride and history – personal, often very small domestic histories that people would bring in with them. Their lives. I think it was a really powerful experience… to be around that and not to be frightened by it.”