“It felt real for me once we landed in Cincinnati. I had never been there and in a way we could have never achieved what we did in the film in New York,” the actress says of the 1950s story of secretive love. “The times that I’ve been filmed in New York, the pressure there is so present that the suspension of disbelief is slightly more difficult. Then there was the first time I saw the movie with an audience: It was in Cannes, and that’s a bit of a blood sport, but I was really excited—and nervous.”
Blanchett wears a jumpsuit by Ralph Lauren Collection. Photographed on location at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, New York City.