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Cate Blanchett's rep blasts emu oil interview report

A representative for Cate Blanchett has come to the actress' defense amid a new drama about emu oil, insisting an interview during which the Oscar winner allegedly confessed to using grease from the bird's feathers as part of her skincare regimen never took place.

In a recent interview published online by Britain's Daily Mail, Blanchett allegedly revealed she uses emu oil to keep her skin glowing.

She is quoted as saying, "I tend to use really basic creams and I like to put an oil on, like an emu oil from Australia. It's from the emu and it's really nourishing. I prefer an oil to a cream... In indigenous Australian culture, that's the first oil they put on a baby because it's so hydrating. It's all pretty basic."

But now a rep for the brand ambassador of skincare and cosmetics company SK-II has blasted the online article, insisting the interview in question never took place.

Blanchett's spokeswoman tells Australia's Daily Telegraph, "Cate does not and has never used emu oil on her face. This is not a fresh interview with The Daily Mail. This interview actually never took place."

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