Cate Blanchett prefers to dye hair rather than wear wigs for roles

Cate Blanchett chooses to dye her hair rather than wear wigs when transforming her looks for stage roles.
The Blue Jasmine actress, who is known for her signature blonde locks, dyed her hair dark brown for a run of When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other at London’s National Theatre earlier this year (19), and has also recently tried out strawberry blonde and even pink tresses.
But even though dying her hair can be a lengthy process, Cate has now shared that she prefers colouring her strands to using wigs.
“I changed from blonde to brunette (and then back to blonde) for a play,” she said in an interview for “I was on stage at The National. I think I looked like my mother and my sister. It felt like some kind of throwback. I just felt like it was right for the character and it was right for the look of the play. So, I did it for work. I could’ve worn a wig, but I don’t like wearing a wig on stage.”
Cate, who has been a face of Giorgio Armani products since 2014, went on to explain that she always invests in quality skincare, and likes the Giorgio Armani Crema Nera face cream. She always wears SPF outdoors and also noted that she has only recently discovered the “power” of exfoliation.
“I use an exfoliant every day. If I’m not going to go out, I might put on a face mask. I occasionally have an oxygen facial – they’re great. Being on stage you’re constantly taking make-up on and off, it does take its toll on my skin,” the 49-year-old said.
Elsewhere in the chat, Cate explained that her off-duty make-up look consists of mascara and a slick of matte lipstick, and that she doesn’t often reflect on the ageing process unless “someone brings it up”.
“(When) I think of some of the most inspiring faces, it’s (artists) Louise Bourgeois and Georgia O’Keeffe. I’m looking into the spirit of the woman and that’s what I love,” she added.