Cate is coming clean! When questioned about her upcoming romance film ‘Carol’ where she falls in love with a woman, Cate admitted that in real life, too, she’s had ‘many’ relationships with women.
Cate Blanchett, 45, is one of Hollywood’s most badass women. As the Australian actress gears up for the premiere of Carol, a lesbian romance film which premieres at the Cannes Film Festival on May 17, Cate has opened the closet door by confessing that she’s not fond of labels for sexual orientation — and because of that, she’s had “many” relationships with women! Here’s what she said.
Cate Blanchett Reveals Relationships With Women While Talking About ‘Carol’
Cate, who is married to Australian playwright Andrew Upton, 49, was asked by our sister site Variety about whether playing the film’s titular character was her first time as a lesbian.
“In film — or in real life?” Cate asked.
When pressed for details about whether she’s had relationships with women in real life, she openly admitted, “Yes. Many times.” However, if there’s one thing she hates it’s labels for sexual orientation! It seems that she has that in common with her character in the film, Carol, who never comes out in the film.
“I never thought about it,” she adds. “I don’t think Carol thought about it.”
Carol is a film based on Patricia Highsmith’s 1952 novel, The Price of Salt, in which Cate plays a New Yorker who starts a romance with a young store clerk played by Rooney Mara. Cate adamantly believes that the girl power story will inspire women.
“We have to push forward,” she said. “What industry has parity pay for women? None. Why would we expect this industry to be any different?” You tell ’em, Cate.
Cate isn’t the only one to open up about dating women recently. In fact, former Disney darling Miley Cyrus, 22, revealed that she dates both guys and girls while promoting her new Happy Hippie Foundation, which raises funds to help homeless and LGBT youth.
“The pink pits are saying, ‘Don’t tell me what to do,’” Miley told The Associated Press. “It’s back to what I’m preaching in a way, you know, telling these kids. I’m not just saying you be yourself and I’m going to go be Miley Cyrus. I’m saying I’m going to be my (expletive) self, too.”
Go Miley and Cate! At the end of the day, it’s important to always be who you are.
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Are you surprised to hear Cate has dated women? Let us know!
— Julianne Ishler