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Thursday 19 April 2018

Blanchett: Blue Moon inspired me

Cate Blanchett stars in Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine
Cate Blanchett stars in Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine

Cate Blanchett has revealed the song Blue Moon helped inspire her performance in Blue Jasmine.

The actress is hotly tipped to earn an Oscar-nomination for her performance as depressed socialite Jasmine in Woody Allen's new film, which features the classic 1934 song - famously covered by artists including Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra - in the soundtrack.

Cate told Empire magazine: "That was a BIG inspiration for me. It was a big help, knowing that rhythmically and tonally that was going to be a part of the mix."

And the actress - who has already garnered a Golden Globe nomination for the role - admitted working with eccentric director Woody was quite a challenge.

She said: "Working for Woody is like a gladiatorial sport. You either sink or swim. But when you're out there trying to battle the lions, I did get a sense that the film was... alive. That much energy and that much care is fantastic."

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