Cate Blanchett Comes Out of the Closet … Sort Of

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In a rather revealing interview with Variety, actress Cate Blanchett discussed her upcoming role in the film Carolwhere she plays a woman in a relationship with another woman, and disclosed some rather interesting information with about her own sexuality.

When Variety‘s Film Editor, Ramin Setoodeh, asked if Blanchett had played a lesbian in previous roles, her response was rather juicy:

“‘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. Like Carol, who never ‘comes out’ as a lesbian, Blanchett doesn’t necessarily rely on labels for sexual orientation. ‘I never thought about it,’ she says of how she envisioned the character. ‘I don’t think Carol thought about it.’ The actress studied the era by picking up banned erotic novels. ‘I read a lot of girl-on-girl books from the period,’ she says.”

Quite a revealing bit of info from Ms. Blanchett, who’ve we’ve all come to love in a variety of films, especially her Oscar-winning turn in Blue Jasmine. For a little taste of her upcoming role in Carol, watch the montage below of music and photos inspired by the film.