Blanchett On Her Female Affairs

As if I couldn’t love her anymore (she looks great onscreen, keeps up her stage career, is a red-carpet star), Cate Blanchett reveals to Ramin Setoodeh that she has swung both ways. In this interview to promote the new Todd Haynes movie, “Carol,” a lesbian romance which screens this weekend at Cannes, Blanchett pries open the closet door a bit: ‘When asked if this is her first turn as a lesbian, Blanchett curls her lips into a smile. “On film — or in real life?” she asks coyly. Pressed for details about whether she’s had past relationships with women, she responds: “Yes. Many times,” but doesn’t elaborate. Like Carol, who never “comes out” as a lesbian, Blanchett doesn’t necessarily rely on labels for sexual orientation. “I never thought about it,” she says of how she envisioned the character. “I don’t think Carol thought about it.”’

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