Cate Blanchett Speaks About Playing An Electric Bob Dylan

More details about the Todd Haynes biopic emerge

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Actress Cate Blanchett has revealed what it is like to portray a destructing Bob Dylan in the forthcoming Todd Haynes film about the singer.

Haynes has broken up the film, “I’m Not There: Suppositions On A Film Concerning Bob Dylan,” into seven parts, with seven actors playing different versions of Dylan. Cate Blanchett is the only female taking on the challenge of playing the singer.

Talking to UK newspaper The Metro, Blanchett says that it was easy for her to play a male character. She said: “I always dressed as a man when I was at school. I loved wearing a tie and shirt and I was always wearing suits.”

Talking about the new film, Blanchett tells us what some of the other ‘Dylans’ are going to be portrayed like. She says: “Todd has divided Dylan’s musical journey into six personas and ascribed a character to each. Christian Bale plays an evangelical preacher. Heath Ledger plays him as an actor. I play a rock star going electric and self-combusting in front of the media.”

Blanchett adds with humour that she’s unsure if she wants to meet the iconic musician. She says: “The best way to get to know people is by having sex with them or working with them – and neither of those things is on the cards with me and Dylan, so it’s probably best that I don’t.”

Hollywood A-listers Richard Gere, Julianne Moore and Adrien Brody also star in the film produced by Bob and Harvey Weinstein.

It is expected to be released in the US by the end of the year.


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