Monday 20 November 2017

Cate Blanchett gives her best 'Evil Stepmother' stare ahead of 'Cinderella' screening

Cate Blanchett gestures as she attends a press conference for the film
Cate Blanchett gestures as she attends a press conference for the film "Cinderella" AFP PHOTO / JOHN MACDOUGALLJOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images
Richard Madden, Lily James and Kenneth Branagh attend the 'Cinderella' photocall during the 65th Berlinale International Film Festival Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images
Cate Blanchett, Lily James and Helena Bonham Carter attend the 'Cinderella' photocall during the 65th Berlinale International Film Festival Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images
Swedish actor Stellan Skarsgard, Scottish actor Richard Madden, Australian actress Cate Blanchett, British actress Lily James and British actress Helena Bonham Carter pose for photographers during a photocall for the film "Cinderella" presented in competition of the 65th Berlin International Film Festival Berlinale AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSENODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images
Lily James poses for photographers during a photocall for the film "Cinderella" AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSENODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images
Richard Madden and Lily James attend the 'Cinderella' photocall Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images
Cate Blanchett poses for photographers during a photocall for the film "Cinderella" AFP PHOTO / JOHN MACDOUGALLJOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images
Cate Blanchett, Lily James and Helena Bonham Carter attend the 'Cinderella' photocall Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images
Richard Madden and Lily James attend the 'Cinderella' photocall Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images
Cate Blanchett attends a press conference for the film "Cinderella" AFP PHOTO / JOHN MACDOUGALLJOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images
Swedish actor Stellan Skarsgard, Scottish actor Richard Madden, Australian actress Cate Blanchett, British actress Lily James and British actress Helena Bonham Carter pose for photographers during a photocall for the film "Cinderella" AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSENODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images
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She has bone structure to die for - so trying to make Cate Blanchett look 'evil' is always going to be a challenge.

However, the Antipodean gave it her best shot at a press conference for new film 'Cinderella' at the Berlin Film Festival.

Lily James poses for photographers during a photocall for the film
Lily James poses for photographers during a photocall for the film "Cinderella" AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSENODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images
Richard Madden and Lily James attend the 'Cinderella' photocall Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images
Richard Madden and Lily James attend the 'Cinderella' photocall Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

The mum-of-three jokingly stretched her face in an attempt to give a good menacing glare to members of the press corp earlier today.

Joining her at the event were co-stars Kenneth Branagh, Richard Madden, Helena Bonham Carter and 'Downton Abbey' star Lily James.

Interestingly the film also stars Lily's Downton co-star Sophie McShera, better known to us all as Daisy, as one of Cinderella's Evil Stepsisters.

A sparkly Helena Bonham Carter is covered in sparkles for her turn as the fairy godmother.

Cate Blanchett attends a press conference for the film
Cate Blanchett attends a press conference for the film "Cinderella" AFP PHOTO / JOHN MACDOUGALLJOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images
Richard Madden and Lily James attend the 'Cinderella' photocall Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

Cate is getting rave reviews for her turn as Cinderella's evil stepmother - trailers of her walking her cat Lucifer on a leash is a particular favourite.

Cate is the latest Oscar winner to portray a fairytale 'baddie' in recent times.

Julia Roberts played Snow White's stepmother in 2012's 'Mirror Mirror'.

Charlize Theron also took on the same character for 'Snow White And The Huntsman' in the same year.

Lily James poses for photographers during a photocall for the film
Lily James poses for photographers during a photocall for the film "Cinderella" AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSENODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images
Cate Blanchett, Lily James and Helena Bonham Carter attend the 'Cinderella' photocall Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

And last year, we saw Angelina Jolie play 'Maleficent' in Disney's 'Sleeping White'.

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