Since being paid to play gay, Cate Blanchett has been faced with the question about her sexuality.
When she was faced with this question a few months ago, she decided to turn the question on it’s head.
However, in a recent interview with the Guardian Blanchett explained exactly what she was doing.
I also just played Mary Mapes, who’s a journalist. No one asked me how long I’d been to journalism school. If I played someone who has an affair, I think a reporter would probably think twice before asking, ‘Ooh, how many affairs have you had?’ It would be a slightly delicate area.
But there are no holds barred about asking me whether I’ve had relationships with women. And so I facetiously said, ‘Oh yes, I’ve had many relationships with women’ – because frankly, who hasn’t? Of course I said it in inverted commas. But the inverted commas didn’t make the page.”
Recently Blanchett has called for more diversity in portrayals of gay people on screen.
Carol opens in cinemas on Nov 27.