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Cate Blanchett criticized for ‘patronising’ heavy steel feedback to Margot Robbie

On The Graham Norton Present

Cate Blanchett and Margot Robbie on The Graham Norton Present

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Actor Cate Blanchett has been criticized for her “patronising” and “condescending” questions on heavy steel music to Margot Robbie on The Graham Norton Present on Friday evening (thirteenth January).

The Hollywood A-listers each appeared on the BBC chat present to advertise their newest films, and through the chat Australian actor Margot Robbie spoke to Graham Norton about her music tastes.

Requested by Norton if she was a goth in her teenagers, Robbie replied: “I do not know if I used to be a full goth. Very emo although, and I listened to, like, solely heavy steel music.

“I’d dye my hair black and solely reduce it with a razor blade…so yeah, kinda goth.”

Fellow Aussie actor Cate Blanchett then interjected with the considerably weird questions: “Does anybody like heavy steel music?! Was that one thing you genuinely favored?”

Defending the style, Robbie replied: “I nonetheless genuinely prefer it.”

Blanchett continued her unusual questions, asking: “Do you want monster vehicles and issues like that?”

Robbie replied: “No. I actually like (heavy steel music). I keep in mind going to a Slipknot live performance, and on the time I used to be on Neighbors (as Donna Freedman on the Australian cleaning soap). I’ve by no means had extra folks come as much as me, ever, than at a Slipknot live performance.

“It was so surprising. They usually frightened about all of the characters. They had been so invested in Neighbors and Slipknot.”

Many viewers of the present criticized Blanchett for her questions, with one Twitter person writing: “As a metalhead, that is the worst factor I’ve ever heard somebody ask about steel. Smh Cate Blanchett. Do higher.”

One other wrote: “The ignorance and disdain nonetheless proven in direction of steel and metalheads, even when it is somebody like Margot grinds my gears, man.”

Preserving issues brief, an irate metalhead blasted Blanchett as “REALLY F—ING PATRONISING”, and a fellow heavy music lover referred to as her “condescending” earlier than writing: “I like how Cate Blanchett has no clue about what steel followers are like IRL .”

23 rock and steel bands named after films:

Black Sabbath

Beforehand referred to as Earth (and previous to that The Polka Tulk Blues Band), Black Sabbath named themselves after their very own tune ‘Black Sabbath’, which took its moniker from the 1963 horror anthology movie of the identical title starring the legendary Boris Karloff.

Black Sabbath (1963)

A poster for the 1963 Black Sabbath film starring Boris Karloff.


Northern Irish rockers Them, whose timeless anthem ‘Gloria’ launched Van Morrison’s musical profession, named themselves after the 1954 science fiction monster film Them!

Them! (1954)

A poster for the 1954 horror film Them!

white zombie

In 1985, the then 20-year-old Rob Zombie – born Robert Cummings – named his band after the 1932 horror film White Zombie starring Bela Lugosi. The extremely influential film is broadly thought-about the primary function size zombie movie, and it even impressed Cummings’ stage title.

White Zombie (1932)

Bela Lugosi and a zombie in 1932’s White Zombie.

5 Finger Loss of life Punch

After watching Quentin Tarantino’s 2004 martial arts basic Kill Invoice: Quantity 2, the Las Vegas metallers toyed with calling themselves 5 Level Palm Exploding Coronary heart Approach in homage to the character Pai Mei’s fearsome killing approach. Though fascinated with the idea, former drummer Jeremy Spencer instructed Michigan Reside in 2013: “That did not sound cool. So, we modified it to 5 Finger Loss of life Punch.”

Kill Invoice 2 (2004)

Uma Thurman (The Bride / Beatrix Kiddo) and Gordon Liu (Pai Mei) in 2004’s Kill Invoice 2.

Iron Maiden

Iron Maiden bassist and founder Steve Harris got here up with the band’s title after watching the 1939 film The Man within the Iron Masks, which featured an iron maiden torture system.

The Man within the Iron Masks (1939)

A nonetheless from the 1939 film The Man within the Iron Masks.


The French heavy metallers take their title from Gojira, the unique Japanese title for Godzilla. The 1954 Japanese kaiju movie directed by Ishirō Honda is broadly thought to be a basic of cinema.

Gojira (1954)

A poster for the 1954 film Gojira – aka Godzilla.

my bloody valentine

It is broadly reported that the influential Irish shoegaze band are named after the 1981 Canadian slasher movie My Bloody Valentine. Nonetheless, MBV vocalist and guitarist Kevin Shields claims that it was just a few years after they fashioned that they found they shared their moniker with a “actually crap horrible Canadian movie.”

My Bloody Valentine (1981)

A nonetheless from the 1981 horror film My Bloody Valentine.


Glenn Danzig named his extremely influential horror punk band after Marilyn Monroe’s closing film, 1961’s The Misfits.

The Misfits (1961)

Marilyn Monroe in 1961’s The Misfits.

Godspeed You! Black Emperor

Canadian purveyors of apocalyptic post-rock, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, are named after the 1976 Japanese documentary movie God Velocity ​​You! Black Emperor, directed by Mitsuo Yanagimachi. The movie follows a gaggle of motorcyclists referred to as the Black Emperors.

God Velocity ​​You! Black Emperor (1976)

God Velocity ​​You! Black Emperor the film (1976)

The Searchers

The Merseybeat group took their title from the epic Western movie The Searchers, starring John Wayne and directed by John Ford.

The Searchers (1956)

John Wayne in 1956’s The Searchers.


Scottish put up rockers Mogwai are named after the ultra-cute little furry creatures in basic 1984 film Gremlins, who flip into monstrous gremlins if you happen to feed them previous midnight.

Gremlins (1984)

The lovable lead Mogwai referred to as Gizmo in Gremlins.


The primary of three consecutive acts named after Russ Meyer films, Seattle grunge pioneers Mudhoney took their moniker from Meyer’s 1965 film Mudhoney.

Mudhoney (1965)

A nonetheless from Russ Meyer’s 1965 film Mudhoney

Sooner Pussycat

In 1985, a very good three years earlier than Mudhoney fashioned, Los Angeles arduous rockers derived their title from the Russ Meyer’s film Sooner, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! about three go-go dancers who embark on a kidnapping and homicide spree within the California desert.

Sooner, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965)

A nonetheless from Russ Meyer’s 1965 film Sooner, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!


With Mudhoney and Sooner Pussycat having already taking their monikers from Russ Meyer flicks, Norwegian psych-rockers Motorpyscho named themselves in homage to Meyer’s ultra-violent 1965 movie Motorpsycho.

Motor Psycho (1965)

A nonetheless from Russ Meyer’s 1965 film Motorpsycho

Black Insurgent Bike Membership

San Francisco alt-rockers Black Insurgent Bike Membership are named after Marlon Brando’s bike membership within the 1953 movie The Wild One.

The Wild One (1953)

Marlon Brando and his Black Rebels Bike Membership in The Wild One (1953)


American metalcore band are named after the character Atreyu in Michael Ende’s fantasy ebook The NeverEnding Story and its 1984 film adaptation.

The By no means Ending Story (1984)

Atreyu in The By no means Ending Story (1984)

Convey Me The Horizon

Though in a roundabout way named after a film or character, Convey Me The Horizon took their memorable moniker from a line spoken by Captain Jack Sparrow within the 2003 film Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. Sparrow, performed by Johnny Depp, says: “Now, convey me that horizon!”

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)

Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) within the 2003 film Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.

Billy Expertise

Canadian rockers Billy Expertise took inspiration for his or her band title from the character Billy Expertise, performed by Callum Keith Rennie, within the 1996 mockumentary Onerous Core Brand.

Hardcore Brand (1996)

Callum Keith Rennie (Billy Expertise) in Onerous Core Brand.

They Would possibly Be Giants

Brooklyn alt-rockers They Would possibly Be Giants are named after the 1971 comedy thriller movie of the identical title starring George C. Scott and Joanne Woodward.

They Would possibly Be Giants (1971)

The poster for 1971 film They Would possibly Be Giants.

Eppu Normaali

One among Finland’s hottest rock bands, Eppu Normaali is a Finnish translation of “Abby Regular” from Mel Brooks’ 1974 comedy horror film Younger Frankenstein.

Younger Frankenstein (1974)

In Mel Brooks’ 1974 comedy horror film Younger Frankenstein, the character Igor (pictured) confesses he took the monster’s mind from somebody referred to as “Abby Regular.”

The Damned

Though the gothic rockers have not confirmed or denied it, it is reported that guitarist Brian James named the group after the 1969 historic drama film The Damned.

The Damned Film (1969)

A nonetheless from the 1969 film The Damned.

Positive Younger Cannibals

The Birmingham pop rockers, who scored chart hits with ‘She Drives Me Loopy’ and ‘Suspicious Minds’, are named after the 1960 movie All of the Positive Younger Cannibals starring Robert Wagner and Natalie Wooden.

All of the Positive Younger Cannibals (1960)

Robert Wagner and Natalie Wooden in All of the Positive Younger Cannibals (1960).

final final

Admittedly they’re NOT rock (regardless of being 2022 Rock & Roll Corridor of Fame inductees) however Duran Duran are named after Dr. Durand Durand, Irish actor Milo O’Shea’s character from the 1968 sci-fi film Barbarella.

Barbarella (1968)

Dr Durand Durand in Barbarella (1968).

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