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Empire Interview: Cate Blanchett Talks Blue Jasmine
On Xanax, Woody Allen and Galadriel's dildo

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While her famously publicity-shy director was off doing Woody Allen-y things elsewhere, probably involving jazz or lobsters, Blue Jasmine's other star attraction Cate Blanchett faced the world's press (that's us!) to talk about her astonishing turn in Allen's best film for many, many moons. Her Oscar nomination is so inevitable we decided not to actually ask her about, instead chatting about Woody himself, YouTubing videos of people on Xanax and that Empire cover where Galadriel seemed to be giving everyone the finger. Except, well, it wasn't the finger...


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