Cate Blanchett gave us all a reason to celebrate today when she told Variety she's dated women before, 'many times.'
The piece reads:
'When asked if this is her first turn as a lesbian, Blanchett curls her lips into a smile. "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.'
The quote was said in passing while promoting her new film about a lesbian romance, Carol, which is premiering at Cannes Film Festival on 17 May.
It's been a huge month for fluid sexuality mentions. Last week, Miley Cyrus said she's not straight and doesn't want to be labeled and now Cate (who is currently married to filmmaker Andrew Upton) says she's dated women lots of times but doesn't rely on labels. Statements like these are their own form of visibility.
It's becoming a better world every day.
From our friends at Cosmpolitan.com.