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Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Cate Blanchett: Lesbian Relationships

Australian Hollywood actress Cate Blanchett told Variety that she's dated women before -"many times," in fact.

The piece reads:
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.
The quote was said in passing while promoting her new film about a lesbian romance, 'Carol', which is premiering at Cannes Film Festival on May 17.
Cate is currently married to filmmaker Andrew Upton, and has four young children, three boys, and a gorgeous baby daughter she and Andrew recently adopted.
Says the article in 'Variety':
It’s not surprising that “Carol” was locked away in Hollywood’s development closet for 15 years. Based on Patricia Highsmith’s scandalous 1952 novel “The Price of Salt,” Todd Haynes’ latest movie is a double whammy by industry standards: it’s headlined by two women, who fall in love with each other.
The film, which stars Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara, and premieres at the Cannes Film Festival on May 17, arrives at a pivotal, yet paradoxical, time for female-driven stories. There has been a string of hits this year that celebrate female empowerment — from “Insurgent” and “Fifty Shades of Grey” to “Cinderella,” and the upcoming “Trainwreck,” “Spy” and the final installment of “The Hunger Games.” That said, gender inequality both in front of and behind the camera is a hot-button issue in the global entertainment business.
Read the whole article in the link above.
Steven Chee for Variety

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