Cate Blanchett's dress wasn't doing much to squash those pregnancy rumors, joined by costars Geoffrey Rush and Abbie Cornish at a photocall for Elizabeth: The Golden Age in Australia today. She and her husband are set to take on the roles of artistic directors for the Sydney Theater Company in January, but are receiving backlash for not being properly qualified. When asked how Queen Elizabeth would have handled the situation, Cate said,
"She was a great patron of the arts... under her reign, Shakespeare and the English language flourished. So I can only hope that under our patronage, Australian writing at the Sydney Theatre Company flourishes in a similar way."
Cate has always struck us as one of Hollywood's more poised and graceful stars. We're sure that her dedication and talent will shine through no matter whether her role is on the big screen or behind the scenes at the theater.
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Images inlude Shekhar Kapur, Cate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush and Abbie Cornish.