Cate Blanchett Calls Social Media “S–t,” Says Selfies Are “Pathetic”

Cate Blanchett at a screening of 'Truth' on October 5, 2015.
Cate Blanchett slammed social media and called selfies "pathetic" in a new interview with Yahoo Beauty. Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Strong words for selfies! Cate Blanchett definitely doesn't get the appeal of social media, and specifically, selfies. In a new interview with Yahoo Beauty, the Us Weekly Best Dressed winner dishes her true feelings on Instagram and Twitter — not to mention the invasive 360-degree red carpet cameras.

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The Truth star, 46, has nothing but tough love for one of Kim Kardashian's favorite pastimes. "People constantly are taking pictures of ourselves to send them to people to see if they like me, 'Do they like me?' It's pathetic, the whole thing about people worrying about what other people are going to think," she told Yahoo. "I just can't handle it. Of course you want people to go see the film that you make, of course you want them to enjoy them. But I'm not out there saying, 'Do they like the way I look?'… You have to say, 'This is what I'm doing right now.'"

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But her impatience for sharing on the internet doesn't stop there. "It comes back to self-respect. It's this huge thing: 'Like me! Like me!' The like and dislike is just totally primary schoolyard. I cannot for the life of me work out why adults are participating in that s—t," she said, quickly adding that there are some qualities she does like about internet communities. "There is so much great stuff on social media, I don't want to be on a soap box about it. I think it's a genuine way to build community… But the downside with social media is it divides people really quickly and sets up rivalry and jealousy."

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The Lord of the Rings alum also lamented aspects of the red carpet. "Look, I understand, people get really excited about it. The dresses are incredible… But when it takes over and then you're asked to stand on this 360-degree camera, stick your toes into some device so they can beam your bunions around the world, it's like, 'No thank you.'"

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