Photographer: Ryan McGuinley for Porter magazine
Cate Blanchett has spoken to Porter magazine about Emma Watson’s “incredible” speech to the UN earlier this year.
Watson launched a gender equality campaign for the United Nations in her role as Goodwill Ambassador for Women in September.
Speaking to Porter, Blanchett said: “I was so f**king proud of Emma Watson’s speech at the UN.
“It was brilliant, such an incredible use of her airspace, and really passionate. It was fantastic.”
Speaking about how Watson was targeted by hackers threatening to leak a series of purported nude pictures in a direct response to her UN speech, Blanchett said: “It’s horrendous. But there’s hope.
“There are a lot of things happening in an international sphere, and there are enough women with enough clout to make those shifts happen. Enough is enough. And I hope the Emma Watsons of this world are going to say, ‘F**k it’.”
Blanchett then discussed the evils of social media, saying: “I’m really fascinated by what we accept and what we ignore and how we process the white noise being shoveled down our throats.
“It used to be you’d go to the hairdressers and pick up those evil magazines and feel dirty. It’s like watching too much porn, I guess.”
Blanchett stars in Disney’s forthcoming live-action remake of Cinderella as the cruel stepmother.
She will also lend her voice to Andy Serkis’s film Jungle Book: Origins.
Cate Blanchett’s full interview can be seen in the the latest issue of Porter, on sale globally on Friday (November 28). Also available as a digital edition.