Speaking to reporters at the Cannes Film Festival where her latest film premiered, actress Cate Blanchett denied she's had lesbian affairs.

Blanchett stars opposite Rooney Mara in the film Carol, which is based on Patricia Highsmith's (under the pseudonym Claire Morgan) 1952 novel The Price of Salt. Set in 1950s New York, Carol revolves around a department-store clerk (played by Mara) who falls for an older, married women (Blanchett).

In a Variety cover story, Blanchett, 45, said that she relates to her character in the film.

“Pressed for details about whether she's had past relationships with women, she responds: “Yes. Many times,' but doesn't elaborate,” Variety wrote.

When asked about the quote at Cannes, Blanchett responded: “From memory, the conversation ran, 'Have you had relationships with women.' And I said, 'Yes. Many times. If you mean, have I had sexual relationships with women, the answer is no.' But that obviously didn't make it to print.”

“But in 2015, the point should be, who cares?” Blanchett said.

Mara added that love scenes between the two “were quite nice.”