Oscar winner Cate Blanchett gave many hilarious answers on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert about her Broadway play The Present, the Oscars kerfuffle, and why Ocean’s Eight is called Ocean’s Eight.
Blanchett was on Stephen Colbert’s show to promote her Broadway debut The Present, a Chekhov play that has never been realized on stage before. The Present, a romance-farce-tragedy about people going through various mid-life crises, was updated by Blanchett’s husband, the playwright Andrew Upton, to occur during the 1990s, when Putin was coming into power.
The ascension of Putin, the milieu in which the play is set, might hold special relevance for American audiences, Blanchett says. Though she didn’t mention Donald Trump by name, Blanchett was no doubt referring to the current president of the United States.