Senior Australian actress Cate Blanchett took 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert' by storm as she put her cheeky foot forward with hilarious answers while talking about her Broadway play 'The Present', the Oscars kerfuffle, and why Ocean’s Eight is called Ocean’s Eight.
Blanchett gave a flippant response when Colbert asked her why the movie was titled 'Ocean’s Eight', seeing as the first movie in the franchise was titled 'Ocean’s Eleven', Blanchett skewered Hollywood and its female representation. “Because only eight women work in Hollywood,” the actress said.
Blanchett, who has won two Oscars in her career – one for Best Actress for 'Blue Jasmine' and one for Best Supporting Actress for 'The Aviator' – was also asked by Colbert her thoughts on the Oscars Best Picture mix-up. “Awful. It’s sort of like being married to the wrong person,” said Cate.
The actress also confided that the most upsetting part of the Oscars mix-up for her at first was how President Trump might perceive it as a personal victory, given the antagonistic relationship between the President and Hollywood.
'The Late Show with Colbert' airs on Star World Premiere on Tuesday.