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Cate Blanchett Is Reportedly Joining A #MeToo Protest At Cannes

Alongside 100 other actresses

Cate Blanchett has already used her role as president of this year’s Cannes Film Festival jury to spark a conversation about sustainable fashion, rewearing the black Giorgio Armani Privé gown she previously wore to the Globes in 2014.

Now it’s rumoured the Australian actress has another issue on her mind: that of sexual harassment in Hollywood off the back of the Harvey Weinstein scandal and #MeToo movement. 

According to WWD, Blanchett, as well as fellow jury member Kristen Stewart, will join around 100 actresses and female directors for a #MeToo red carpet protest on May 12. 

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Earlier this month, Blanchett opened up about the harassment she personally felt at the hands of Weinstein.

“I think he really primarily preyed, like most predators, on the vulnerable,” she told Variety. “I mean I got a bad feeling from him. … He would often say to me, ‘We’re not friends.'”

“I wouldn’t do what he was asking me to do,” she finished, before adding support for Time’s Up.

“Part of the mission of Time’s Up is to help those who do not have the capacity to raise the funds to defend themselves and to move toward workplace equality, fairness and safety. When legal precedent is set by people being actually convicted, then other people can benefit from that because those precedents have been set. But me fueling the gossip and accounts? There’s enough out there.”

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