cate blanchett flipped out on an unruly journalist

in a super-polite way.

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There are moments when even those with the calmest demeanors can lose their temper. For Cate Blanchett, that moment came today when she sat down for an interview to talk about her newest film, Cinderella.

Channel Ten journalist Jonathan Hyla asked a series of off-topic questions—none of which pertained to the film in any way, shape, or form—so Blanchett said, "Let's start over," and shook his hand. Under the impression that the conversation would shift to the Disney remake (which, again, she was there to promote), she sat back. Then, to no one's surprise but her own, he asked a, err, off-kilter question. 

"Serious question: How were you able to get that cat to do what you wanted to on a leash?" he said, referencing a brief scene where Blanchett's character has a cat on a leash in the film. "I try to put my girlfriend's cat on a leash, and it just never works for me." With a grimace and a quick look back—perhaps to look for some hidden cameras or her PR person—she countered, "That's your question? That's your fucking question?" She then shook her head and politely bowed out of the interview with a strange high-five maneuver. 

Hyla, who didn't crack through the interview, posted a mashup video of the most cringe-worthy moments to his Instagram. If there was ever an appropriate time to use the expression SMH, it would be right now.