Cate Blanchett doesn’t need to get too ‘into character’ for her latest role in the upcoming film Carol, because it turns out that she and the protagonist actually have some key things in common: they’re both bisexual.
When asked by Variety if it was her first turn as a lesbian while playing the role, Blanchett replied coyly with, “On film – or in real life?”
Of course this opened a doorway to the much broader question of whether or not Cate has had relationships with women in the past. “Yes,” offered Cate, “Many times.” After that the Blue Jasmine actress casually let the topic float to the floor without going into further detail.
Blanchett is happily married to playwright Andrew Upton, and the two have three sons and one daughter together – 6 year-old Ignatius, 10 year-old Roman, 13-year old Dashiell as well as a newly adopted baby girl, Edith Vivian Patrician.
In Carol Blanchett plays a 1950s New Yorker who jumps into bed with department store clerk Therese Belivet, played by Rooney Mara. She also mentioned that she was doing some research for the role by reading “a lot of girl-on-girl books from the period.” Ooh la la!
Cate Blanchett: I’ve had ‘many’ women lovers! Are you surprised?