For the two-time Oscar-winner Cate Blanchett is her first role on American television, reports The Hollywood Reporter. The series contains nine episodes and is shown on FX.
Blanchett plays the role of Phyllis Schlafly, who in 2016 at the age of 92 died. She was also known as ’the mother of the American conservative movement.” Schlafly resisted since the seventies against feminism.
FX CEO John Landgraf calls Cate Blanchett one of the greatest actors of this time. “We have no doubt that Cate is the perfect actor is to play the role of Phyllis Schlafly to play, one of the most polarizing and complicated figures from the seventies.”
The Australian Cate Blanchett (49) is one of the people behind Time’s Up, an initiative of women working in Hollywood against sexual harassment in every industry. The Australian actress starred in numerous films. In 2005 she received an Oscar for her supporting role in The Aviator and in 2014 for the leading role in Blue Jasmine. In 2008 she was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.