Always honest and never predictable, Cate Blanchett does not mince her words and actively embraces the elephant in the room.
In classic Blanchett fashion, the two-time Oscar-winning actor has declared her morale compass is situated in her vagina.
Appearing on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Blanchett was asked where her so-called “moral compass” lied.
Describing Anton Chekov play, The Present, which Blanchett is currently starring in on Broadway, she said: "It's all about as you move forward in life, what's your moral compass. Where does kindness and humanity sit in a really brutal world."
But when the host, Colbert, pressed her about where this ethical compass was located and where kindness lived in a brutal world, she donned a silly voice and retorted: "It's in my vagina."
The comment garnered a massive round of applause from the audience and Blanchett jokingly stood up, thanked them and walked away before returning to her seat.
Bechdel Test Pass/Fails
Bechdel Test Pass/Fails
1/10 PASS: Frozen
It features two central female characters, Anna and Elsa, discussing the isolationist policies of Arendelle, plans to build a snowman, and the time Elsa locked their civilization in an eternal winter
2/10 FAIL: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Contains fewer than two named women so fails the test on first criterion.
3/10 PASS: August: Osage County
Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts head strong female cast in family saga featuring multiple conversations about the character’s relationships, which do not centre on a man
4/10 FAIL: Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
Kenneth Brannagh's blockbuster includes two named women (Katya, a Russian assistant, Kathy, the protagonist’s fiancée) but they do not speak to each other throughout the entire film
5/10 PASS: American Hustle
American Hustle passes but only due to a single scene where a con artist’s wife, played by Jennifer Lawrence, discusses nail polish with a politician’s wife, played by Elisabeth Röhm
6/10 FAIL: The Hangover Part 3
The wives of Doug and Stu are both named and do have a conversation but it’s about Alan, Zach Galifianakis’ character
7/10 FAIL: Noah
Russell Crowe Biblical epic scrapes in due to scene where Noah’s wife Naameh (Jennifer Connolly talks to adopted daughter Ila (Emma Watson) about her pregnancy
8/10 PASS: Blue Jasmine
Jasmine (Cate Blanchett) and Ginger (Sally Hawkins) have multiple conversations about something other than a man, mostly about Jasmine herself
9/10 FAIL: Gravity
Gravity fails, despite delivering a strong female role for Sandra Bullock, since its isolated outer space setting limits her opportunities for female bonding
10/10 FAIL: The Avengers
The Avengers fails because none of its female characters talk to each other at any point
Chekov’s play, which stars Blanchett alongside an all-Australian cast, is directed by Andrew Upton, her husband, with whom she jointly ran the Sydney Theatre Company with for five years.
Blanchett, who is also a vocal critic of President Donald Trump, has often vented her frustrations about Hollywood and stole the show with her acceptance speech for an Oscar back in 2014. Accepting the accolade for her role in Blue Jasmine, she called out Hollywood’s tendencies towards sexism and emphasised the fact people want to see women in lead roles.
"Female films with women at the centre - people want to see them, they earn money. The world is round people!” the Australian actor told the audience.Reuse content