Cate Blanchett denies lesbian romances

Cate Blanchett (Pic: Paul Cush)

Cate Blanchett (Pic: Paul Cush)

Actress Cate Blanchett has denied that she’s had affairs with other women.

The 45-year-old star was recently quoted by Variety as saying she had relationships with women “many times” in the past.

Blanchett, who is at the Cannes Film Festival promoting her new movie Carol, about two women who fall in love with each other, has now clarified the comments.

She told journalists that she had been misunderstood in the interview.

“From memory, the conversation ran: ‘Have you had relationships with women?’ I said ‘yes, many times’, but if you mean have I had sexual relationships with women, the answer is ‘no’,” she explained.

Blanchett, who’s been married to playwright and screenwriter Andrew Upton since 1997, added: “In 2015 the point should be: who cares?”

Set in the 1950s, Carol sees Blanchett playing a married woman who starts an affair with a younger department-store clerk (Rooney Mara). The film has received rave reviews at Cannes.

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