Cate Blanchett remembers tucking a sock down her pants for her role as Bob Dylan in the 2007 film I am not there.
The actress opened up about her filming days while being interviewed on BBC Radio 4 Desert Island Discs.
I am not there is an unconventional biographical film about the life of singer-songwriter Bob Dylan directed by Todd Haynes.
Blanchett was one of six actors who played an era of Dylan for the film. The actor played the musician in 1965-1966.
“I was playing him around the time he was going electric, when he was really pointing the finger at the audience and saying, ‘I’m not a folk singer,'” she told host Lauren Laverne on Sunday’s (December 11) episode. Podcast and radio show.
When asked what it was like playing a male character, Blanchett recalled some important advice she received from a friend.
“A friend of mine who is a makeup artist said to me a few days after we were shooting, ‘Put a sock in your pants!'” she explained.
‘I said What?!’ She said, “You’re on the bed, put a sock in your pants,” and I said, “Oh, ok,” and I did! And I didn’t look back. It absolutely helped,” laughed Blanchett.
“But playing a man…was it a man or some kind of musical force?” she asked.
“You can tell the character in this particular film was made up of many different parts,” the actor added.
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During the episode, Blanchett spoke about the music that shaped her life, as well as her childhood and her father’s sudden death.
Blanchett said that she stopped playing the piano after his death because of guilt surrounding his death.
“There was a lot of dancing in my house, a lot of music actually, but after my father died it got pretty quiet,” she said.
“I actually remembered the last time I saw him. I played the piano and he went to work — he was in advertising — and I waved goodbye and stayed at the piano,” she recalled.
“I just didn’t get back to it,” she said, “and I’m wondering now, as I sit on the couch, if it was because I associated it with the guilt of not getting up from the piano and kissing him.” Goodbye?”
Blanchett’s latest film tarin which she plays the musician Lydia Tár, will be released in January.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/cate-blanchett-bob-dylan-desert-island-discs-b2243474.html Cate Blanchett says tucking a sock down her pants helped her play the role of Bob Dylan