Egypt Independent

Oscar-winning Cate Blanchett began career in Egypt


As the world yesterday watched Cate Blanchett win her second Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role, what people might not know is that she began her acting career here in Egypt.
Back in 1990, Blanchett was 21 years old and traveling the world, when she was forced to leave England as her visa had expired, so she decided to make a stop in Egypt. At her hotel in Cairo, a fellow guest asked if she wanted to be an extra in a movie, as they were looking for someone to play an American pom pom girl.