CNN’s Talk Asia visits Australia this month for a one-on-one profile interview with double Academy Award winner, Cate Blanchett.

Monita Rajpal interviews Cate Blanchett at the Sydney Theatre Company, where the actress has performed many times and was co-artistic director for five years. She talks about some of her key roles in theatre and film, as well as the “dynamic life” that acting brings through unexpected offers, referring to “that sense of adrenaline you get by bungee jumping into an unknown place”.

During the half-hour interview, she gives her opinion of social media, talks about the importance of silence and says her life has been “a series of surprises”. She talks about personal events, ranging from aspects of life with her own children to the death of her father when she was 10 years old.

Airtimes: Hong Kong, Beijing, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Singapore and Taipei

Thursday, September 18 at 1630

Friday, September 19 at 1330

Saturday, September 20 at 1430 and 2330

Sunday, September 21 at 1830

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The full interview transcript is available on request or via after the first airing.

Related links:

Talk Asia official site

Talk Asia Facebook page

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