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Cate Blanchett is a strict mother

Cate Blanchett doesn’t worry about whether her children like her or not – as she believes teaching them boundaries is more important than being their friend. The actress has three sons with her husband Andrew Upton, and admits that sometimes she’s the tough parent. She said, “I don’t enjoy being the bad cop, but sometimes I have to be. My husband and I worry about our generation trying to be friends with their children rather than parents of their children. If you’re going to try and make your children like you, you’re in dangerous waters, I think.” However, 41-year-old Cate hopes that – although she’s strict with them – when her children grow up they will feel able to talk to her.

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