Richard Linklater's 'Where'd You Go Bernadette' premiered on Monday in New York City. The 2-time Oscar Winner Cate Blanchet who will be bringing the eccentricities of Bernadette took the red carpet in style.
The 'Ocean's 8' and 'Thor: Ragnarock' star attended the screening event at Metrograph on Monday, August 12. She was joined on the carpet by her co-stars Billy Crudup, Claudia Doumit, Zoe Chao, Emma Nelson, Katelyn Statton, and director Richard Linklater.
Cate will play Bernadette, a creative genius on the verge of a severe breakdown. Once a brilliant architect on the rise, Bernadette gives up and channels all her energies in raising her daughter Bee. Bernadette, unknown to others is edging towards a disaster and disappears before a family trip to Antarctica. The movie, based on Maria Semple's novel of the same name details how Bee, looks to find her mother by piecing together.
Blanchet, being a fan of Semple's writing came on board immediately. In an interview with Entertainment Tonight Canada, she said that Bernadette's character doesn't fit an expected framework of motherhood as seen on screen. She found to be an interesting take on family and motherhood. For her, Bernadette is a 'misanthrope' and lost in some regard. She's someone who has failed on a professional front and is about to lose her daughter to boarding school.
Director Richard Linklater found Semple's book to be a huge storytelling challenge. For her, the story is a portrait of a genius and could have only played by Cate Blanchet. Richard Linklater was taken by Blanchet's dedication, who brought something different to her role every day.
'Where'd You Go Bernadette' is directed by Richard Linklater and stars Cate Blanchet, Billy Crudup, Emma Nelson, Laurence Fishburne, Kristen Wiig, Judy Greer, Troian Bellisario, Zoe Chao.
'Where'd You Go Bernadette' is scheduled for a theatrical release on 16 August 2019.