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Cate Blanchett hints at bisexual past

The actress opens up about her latest film, the lesbian romance story 'Carol'
Cate Blanchett hints at bisexual past

UPDATE: Cate has clarified her original comments at the Cannes Film Festival press conference for her latest film.

“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,” she told reporters.

Cate Blanchett has been happily married to Andrew Upton for almost 20 years, but in a new interview with Variety.com, the Cinderella actress seems to hint at a bisexual past.

Speaking about her new film Carol, which sees Cate’s character fall in love with a younger woman played by Rooney Mara, Cate was asked whether this was her first lesbian role.

“On film – or in real life?” Cate answered.

When asked whether she had had relationships with women in the past, the Aussie actress replied “Yes. Many times”.

Cate, 45, didn’t offer up any more details during the interview, but she did say that she never thought about labelling her character’s sexual orientation when she was preparing for the role.

“I never thought about it. I don’t think Carol thought about it,” she went on.

The film is directed by Mildred Pierce, helmer Todd Haynes, and is based on a controversial 1952 novel by Patricia Highsmith.

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