Cate Blanchett Says Parenting And Paying For Child Care Is Just As Hard For Celebrities As It Is For Everyone Else

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Oct. 30 2016, Updated 4:58 a.m. ET

Cate Blanchett has opened up about the struggle of being a parent and actress at the same time, according to the Standard. The 47-year-old actress said that working parents in the film industry are struggling with their parenting duties.

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It’s a common misconception that parents working in the film industry can easily balance between parenthood and work, Cate Blanchett insists. As it turns out, just because film actors and actresses find free time to appear on glossy magazine covers and gush about their children, it doesn’t mean they never experience a time pressure.

Presenting a new £50,000 award to British filmmaker Hope Dickson Leach, who said she would spend most of it on childcare, Cate Blanchett, the mother of four, insisted that for working parents in the film industry, parenthood is a struggle as well.

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“The film industry is no different from any other industry. It’s a struggle for working parents.”

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Speaking to a Standard reporter, Cate Blanchett said there is always a time pressure, whether the actor is promoting their first film or trying to make a second.

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“So anything that can afford your time, whether it’s through childcare or getting it through to the second draft, and allows you to take the time to develop things slowly [has to be welcomed].”

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Cate Blanchett and other guests at a London gala to celebrate Dickson Leach’s film were impressed by Dickson Leach’s low-budget film called The Levelling. The film, which tells the story of the 2014 Somerset flood, has been shown at the London Film Festival.

Dickson Leach apparently agrees with Cate Blanchett, as she revealed that the most challenging part of creating the movie had been to balance between her family and making the film. The filmmaker also spoke about her future plans.

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“I’m developing a new project in Hong Kong, so this will allow me to spend a lot of time working on that and actually what the money will really go towards is childcare.”

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Last year, Cate Blanchett was awarded a prestigious BFI Fellowship, according to the Daily Mail. And this year she was invited as the guest of honor at the IWC Schaffhausen Dinner in Honour of the BFI.

Cate Blanchett stunned everyone with her dress choice for the event, which took place at Rosewood London earlier this month. The two-time Oscar-winning actress opted for a fabulous Gucci gown, which she complemented with a stylish blonde bob with stunning curls.

The Gucci dress worn by Cate Blanchett turned heads for all the right reasons because it featured elegant ruching on the shoulders and a low-cut neckline. The actress also sported the signature Gucci red bow waist and a floor-sweeping black skirt.

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Interestingly, Cate Blanchett’s gown had debuted just a few days before the actress appeared at the event, as it was showcased for the first time as part of the Gucci’s Spring/Summer 2017 collection at Milan Fashion Week.

Cate Blanchett surely has privileges, so the Gucci brand allowed her to showcase the dress at the London event. But that gown won’t be available for sale until next year.

Ocean’s Eight, which is the all-female spinoff of Ocean’s Eleven finally got its official release date, according to Variety. The upcoming film starring Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Rihanna, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Mindy Kaling, Awkwafina, and Sarah Paulson, will hit theaters on June 8, 2018.

Gary Ross is directing the film, while Bullock will play the leader of the group of female thieves, which includes Cate Blanchett’s character. Ross also co-wrote the script with Olivia Milch, who penned 2016’s film Dude starring Lucy Hale.

The upcoming film is a spinoff of the Ocean’s trilogy released in 2001, 2004, and 2007.

[Featured Image by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images]

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