Cate Blanchett seemed to have come out about her sexuality in an interview with Variety about her new movie, “Carol.” She was asked in the interview if she has had any relationships with women, and the actress replied, “Yes. Many times.” But in a more recent interview, she blatantly said, “Who cares?” when asked about the reports on her “bisexuality.” Read on for more details.
In the film “Carol,” Blanchett plays a older married woman in the 1950s who went on and had a relationship with a younger woman, whose character is brought to life by “The Social Network” actress Rooney Mara. This was why the chat turned to the topic of sexual orientation during her interview. But according to The Guardian, in a more recent interview during the weekend at the Cannes Film Festival, she revealed misquoted for effect.
“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.’ But that obviously didn’t make it,” Blanchett said.
Although she continued, amid laughter from the audience, “But in 2015, the point should be: who cares?” She admits to not being fond of putting her own thoughts and beliefs for the world to see.
In the film “Carol,” Blanchett admired how the characters refrained from putting their sexuality or their sex lives out in the open. She believes this is rightfully so. For Blanchett, sexuality is a private thing. “What often happens these days is if your are homosexual, you have to talk about it constantly,” she said.
Blanchett admits to have researched for her part in the film “Carol.” She read numerous lesbian novels made in the last mid-century to prepare for her role.
Todd Haynes’ lesbian romance premiered last May 17, 2015, at the Cannes Film Festival. “Carol” is based on the scandalous 1952 book, “The Price of Salt,” written by Patrica Highsmith. Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara stars in the film.
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