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
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.”