Cate Blanchett has responded to comments she made during an interview with Variety Magazine last week about having relationships with women in the past.
While promoting her new film Carol at the Cannes Film Festival this week, in which the film deals with a lesbian relationship, Blanchett denied the accusations of having past affairs with women - sexually.
Speaking at the press conference for the film, the actress said:
"From memory, the conversation ran 'have you had relationships with women' and I said yes many times. If you mean I had sexual relationships with women, the answer is no. "
Jokingly, she added, "that obviously didn't make it to print. But in 2015, the point should be - we cares!"
Blanchett plays a wealthy married woman who falls for a young shop assistant set in the 1950s which also stars The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo's, Rooney Mara.
The film is a re-working of Patricia Highsmith’s controversial 1952 book The Price of Salt and is directed by Todd Haynes. The film had its Cannes premiere on Sunday (17th May). Whilst promoting the film she gave an interview with Variety Magazine in which she was asked the question as to whether this was her first "turn as a Lesbian," in which she responded "On film - or in real life?"
When pressed as to whether she had been involved in relationships with women, Cate answered,
"Oh yes, many times."
Publicity for the film didn't die there, it was also reported that the screening forbid women to enter without wearing high heeled shoes, not even excluding women in their 50s with medical conditions, this according to Screen Magazine. Though the Festival declined to comment on the matter, Screen Magazine insisted that it was obligatory.