Oscar Nominee Cate Blanchett Dances Wildly in New Music Video

    Oscar Nominee Cate Blanchett Dances Wildly in New Music Video

    Cate Blanchett is without doubt one of the most celebrated actresses alive and will take dwelling her third Academy Award this Sunday for her powerhouse efficiency within the Todd Discipline drama Tár. So why is she dancing like a maniac in a wierd new music video?

    Sporting a yellow go well with and vibrant purple headphones, Blanchett stands nonetheless and stares instantly on the digital camera throughout a lot of the Sparks tune “The Lady Is Crying in Her Latte,” earlier than breaking into sporadic bursts of untamed dance every time the refrain hits.

    It’s the primary single and title observe from Sparks’ upcoming studio album, The Lady is Crying in Her Latte, which can be launched Could 26 by way of Island Data. Ron and Russell Mael, the brothers behind the eccentric artwork rock band, seem alongside Blanchett within the minimalist music video, which consists of a single shot in a sparse all-white room. The video was launched March 3.

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    “We met Cate Blanchett in Paris on the César Awards final 12 months, little understanding {that a} 12 months later, one of many nice actors of our time (and a splendid particular person!) would graciously consent to lending her bootie-shaking abilities to [our video],” mentioned Ron, 77, and Russell, 74, in a information launch. “Desires actually do come true. We are going to sleep effectively tonight understanding that endlessly we will say we co-starred in a movie with Cate Blanchett.”

    Sparks have been performing collectively since 1966, amassing a big cult following and influencing many bands and artists alongside the best way. However even they appear a little bit amazed at having Blanchett of their music video. The dance strikes she performs have been largely her personal thought.

    “We didn’t even know she was going to essentially be dancing,” Russell informed Selection. “It was extra like ‘come and stand in our video.’ You already know, that will’ve been superb too. However that was what she felt like doing to that tune. She got here in with the purple headphones she’s carrying within the video.”

    Ron added: “She adopted a personality actually within the video… I imply, we wish to take credit score for having directed her, however we had nothing to do with that. It’s a little bit bit presumptuous to be directing Cate Blanchett. We have been extras in our personal video, in a sure approach.”

    In an interview for the Selection Awards Circuit podcast, Blanchett mentioned she and the Mael brothers obtained alongside effectively throughout their first assembly and stored in contact. Whereas getting ready for his or her music video, they requested Blanchett if she can be keen to document a smartphone video of herself “mugging round” to the tune.

    “It was a type of sort of loopy nights and, at 3 o’clock within the morning, I did one thing,” Blanchett mentioned. “However then I mentioned, ‘You already know, I’m gonna be in L.A.,’ they usually mentioned, ‘Come spherical.’ … It was actually fast. It was a lot enjoyable.”

    Blanchett acquired her eighth Academy Award nomination for her efficiency in Tár. She portrays the good however troubled orchestra conductor Lydia Tár within the movie and is within the working for the Finest Actress award. Blanchett beforehand received Oscars for her performances in The Aviator (2004) and Blue Jasmine (2013). The ninety fifth Academy Awards Ceremony will air on March 12 on ABC and stream on FuboTV and Hulu.

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