A YEAR TO RE­MEM­BER FOR ‘NEXT BLANCHETT’

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - - NEWS -

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.

Pic­ture: Hans Neu­mann for GQ Aus­tralia

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