Cate Blanchett ‘Auditions’ as assistant to Viola Davis during the awards speech in Palm Springs
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Cate Blanchett shows her admiration for Viola Davis.
During the 2023 Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Night Gala earlier this week, the 53-year-old actress honored Viola on stage as she received the Chairman’s Award.
“Make no mistake, this isn’t actually a speech,” Cate said in her evening speech via THR. “It’s kind of an audition because tonight I’m auditioning for the role of co-star or supporting actress or personal assistant to Ms. Davis in whatever project she has.”
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Cate gushed about Viola during the night, saying: “There are some actors you would like to be, there are some actors you would like to meet and some you would like to work with and learn from, in hopes that some of the magical wisdom and stardust you will experience will rub off on you. Viola Davis is all three.”
Speaking of her “auditing,” she said, “I’m Australian; I make a really good little coffee and I actually know how she takes it. It’s a black decaffeinated coffee, a bit of oat milk and a pinch of cinnamon. I think I’m in.”
“I have no idea, but I just want to work with you,” she added. “I’m Selfish. I want some of Viola’s emotional power. I want some of her stardust, effortless technical mastery, and constant access to the flaws that make her characters so painfully human.”
Cate continued: “I want some of her dignity, her grace, her ancient soul depth. And I want to look as fabulous as she looks in red on the red carpet. I want her to deep-throat, sometimes cheerful, but always knowing, laughing. I want some of their cheek. I want some of her a**. I just want some of this to rub off on me and I know I’m not alone. I know I’m going to join a really, really long line, but I’m adamant and will wait. It’s kind of creepy, but I’ll wait.”
After her speech, Viola was on board to work together someday, but then joked, “You can’t have my ass.”
Cate was also honored with her own award that evening.