Cate Blanchett responds to the question about her sexuality

Cate Blanchett responds to the question about her sexuality

Lord of the Rings star, Cate Blanchett was faced with the question many actors are asked if they play a lesbian, gay or bisexual character.

When actors play LGB characters, it appears to be the standard for journalists to ask, “Have you ever had a same-sex relationship?”

When Blanchett was faced with this question during a promotional interview for her new film Carol, based on the lesbian themed romance novel, The Price of Salt, she decided to turn the question on its head.Cate Carol

“Yes. Many times,” she answered.

The world’s media saw this as a starter pistol, and many articles that speculated about her sexuality were written.

However, in an interview with the Guardian, she explained exactly what she was doing.

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

Recently Blanchett has called for more diversity in portrayals of gay people on screen.

Carol opens in cinemas on November 27.

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  1. Mandy
    November 17, 07:10 Reply

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

    LMAO!
    Delicate area no be small. But when it comes to the issue of sexuality, them reporters can pounce all they want all over it.

  2. Chizzie
    November 17, 14:53 Reply

    I think Cate Blanchett is just so cool and I love her enunciation. Its always very “Nazi-female-concentration camp-warden”

  3. Dickson Clement
    November 17, 14:55 Reply

    I love Cate Blanchett. She just reminds me of Merryl Streep! Articulate, professional. When she is giving her Oscar speech, she is just on point, poised! I see no reason why she wouldn’t be sarcastic about that annoying question. Intelligent woman! Kudos!!!

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