Did actress Cate Blanchett have “many” relationships with women in the past?
Yes, but apparently not in the sense that many people assumed after a recent interview featuring the 46-year-old Oscar winning actress.
According to the New York Daily News, Blanchett claims that her comments referring to her past relationships were taken completely out of context. Instead of focusing on her full response to the question about past relationships, the source may have focused solely on the part that made headlines.
At the Cannes premiere of her new film, Carol, Blanchett had a chance to open up about the full conversation — including the part that was apparently overlooked.
“From memory, the conversation ran: ‘Have you had relationships with women?’ And I said: ‘Yes, many times. Do you mean have I had sexual relationships with women? Then the answer is no.’ “
The original interview, which was conducted by Variety magazine, was published on May 12.
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The topic of past relationships with women was more than likely connected to the film that she has been recently promoting, Carol. The Todd Haynes-directed film starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara focuses on a young woman in her 20s that falls in love with an older, married woman in the 1950s.
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Instead of focusing too much on clarifying her original comments or her opinions about lesbian relationships, the Blue Jasmine actress decided to shift the spotlight towards the bigger picture.
“In 2015, the point should be: who cares? What often happens these days is if you are homosexual you have to talk about it constantly, the only thing, before you work. We’re living in a deeply conservative time.”
Cate Blanchett has been married to screenwriter Andrew Upton since December 29, 1997. The couple currently has five children — including an adopted daughter.
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Among her growing list of awards and accolades that she has received over the years for her acting, Cate Blanchett is a two-time Oscar winner. She won her first Oscar in 2004 for her portrayal of Oscar-winning actress Katherine Hepburn in the film The Aviator. Cate Blanchett received her second Oscar for her leading role in the hit 2013 Woody Allen film, Blue Jasmine.
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