Cate Blanchett Shuts Down Awkward Sexuality Question Like A Boss

Remember earlier this year when Cate Blanchett was misquoted about having had same-sex relationships in the past?

Well, she’s still keen to give the media a bit of a slap over how the story then went viral.

The Aussie actress reportedly ‘rolled her eyes’ when the incident was brought up in a recent interview with The Guardian.

“Look, I also just played Mary Mapes, who’s a journalist. No one asked me how long I’d been to journalism school,” she said.

“If I played someone who has an affair, I think a reporter would probably think twice before asking, ‘Ooh, how many affairs have you had?’ It would be a slightly delicate area.

“But there are no holds barred about asking me whether I’ve had relationships with women.

“And so I facetiously said, ‘Oh yes, I’ve had many relationships with women’ – because frankly, who hasn’t?

“Of course I said it in inverted commas. But the inverted commas didn’t make the page.”

It all started when Blanchett was interviewed by show business bible Variety.

She was asked whether it was her first time as a lesbian in the movie 'Carol’, in which she stars alongside Rooney Mara, to which she replied: “On film — or in real life?”, adding that she’d had past relationships with women 'many times’.

She later clarified her comments at the Cannes Film Festival.

“From memory, the conversation ran, 'Have you had relationships with women?’ And I said, 'Yes, many times. If you mean I’ve had sexual relationships with them, the answer is 'No’ - but that obviously didn’t make it to print,” she said.

“In 2015, the point should be: who cares?

“Call me old-fashioned but I thought one’s job as an actor was not to present one’s boring, small, microscopic universe but to make a psychological connection to another character’s experiences.

“My own life is of no interest to anyone else. Or maybe it is. But I certainly have no interest in putting my own thoughts and opinions out there.”

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