A YEAR TO REMEMBER FOR ‘NEXT BLANCHETT’
RISING Aussie star Elizabeth Debicki is about to wrap her biggest year yet, after securing a steady stream of film roles.
And on Wednesday night her incredible trajectory will be recognised when she receives the GQ Woman of the Year award.
Since starring in Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby, Debicki, 28, has achieved monumental success.
She starred in Simon Baker’s directorial debut Breath, Jennifer Fox’s The Tale and was the voice of Mopsy in Peter Rabbit.
And two other projects are set to hit screens this month – Vita and Virginia, and the Steve McQueen movie Widows which has seen her tipped for an Oscar nomination.
Debicki, often referred to as the next Cate Blanchett, said despite her soaring fame and acclaimed performances, she didn’t deal well with praise.
“You’d be lying if you said you didn’t want people to love you, affirm you, respect you, whatever you do,” she said.
GQ editor Mike Christensen said the award, which has previously been given to Iggy Azalea, Ruby Rose and Rachael Taylor, was a testament to Debicki’s success.
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