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Blanchett braves British weather for Blue Jasmine premiere

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 01:18

Grey skies greet Cate Blanchett on the blue carpet for the British premiere of new Woody Allen film ''Blue Jasmine''. Edward Baran reports.

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The carpet was blue but the skies were far from it as Woody Allen's new film 'Blue Jasmine' premiered in London on Tuesday. Australian actress Cate Blanchett braved the British weather to promote the film -- her first with the prolific director. It tells the cautionary tale of what happens when a woman builds her life around a wealthy husband, unaware of the house of cards in which she lives. Blanchett's lead character Jasmine ends up losing everything -- including her mind -- thanks to her husband's financial and marital misdeeds. SOUNDBITE, Cate Blanchett, actress, saying (English): "You don't want to play for an audience's sympathy, that's a little bit nauseating and chocolate box, but you've got to present the character warts and all. But Woody's films are always human, and I suppose as an actress I'm interested in, not eliciting sympathy from the audience, but trying to get them to a point of understanding, even when the character does unpalatable things." 'Blue Jasmine' marks Allen's return to his home country after European jaunts in his last three films. It's released in the UK on September 27.

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Blanchett braves British weather for Blue Jasmine premiere

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 01:18