Fri, 27 Sep 2013 07:30:00 GMT | By PTI

Woody Allen doesn't understand clothes: Cate Blanchett

Actress Cate Blanchett talks about filmmaker Woody Allen and her latest film 'Blue Jasmine'


Woody Allen doesn't understand clothes: Cate Blanchett (© AP)

Los Angeles: Cate Blanchett, who stars in Woody Allen's latest film 'Blue Jasmine', says the director has no interest or understanding in the aesthetic of his characters.

The 44-year-old said the director left the responsibility of her character's meticulously groomed wardrobe in her hands.

Blanchett then with the help of costume designer Suzy Bezinger crafted the disgraced Manhattan socialite, Jasmine, reported Vogue magazine.

"He's been wearing the same Ralph Lauren sweatpants and T-shirt for the last 20 years and doesn't understand why anyone would change their wardrobe according to their mood, or how they want to present themselves. He just doesn't get it," she said.

But to Blanchett, her character's costumes were crucial.

"There's a tragedy to her clinging onto those threadbare things - a bit like Blanche DuBois, trying to make herself as attractive and alluring as possible. Like Blanche, she has such a romanticised sense of self. Because of the internal pain, sometimes it's easier to exist in a world of fairy lights and fantasy.

"One of the primary industries in America is fantasy, and so there's a naivety behind that. And I think that makes Jasmine an anti-hero of her time in her way," she added.

'Blue Jasmine' is in cinemas nationwide from September 27.

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