Cate Blanchett: ‘I avoid looking in the mirror’

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18 February 2016

Cate Blanchett only has one mirror in her house.

The 46-year-old actress is known for her incredible red carpet appearances and rarely puts a foot wrong in the fashion stakes.

However, Cate feels anxiety about such events, which she deals with by getting rid of any reflective surfaces.

“I have a great way of dealing with all that - I try to avoid looking in the mirror,” she told Hello! magazine. “At our house in Australia, the only mirror we had was in the bathroom.

“When you see me on the red carpet or at awards ceremonies, my look is the result of a whole team of people who have spent the day on my air, my make-up and my outfit. It's a wonderful illusion.”

As well as making regular appearances on the world’s best dressed lists, Cate is also one of Hollywood’s most well-respected actresses.

Cate’s next movie sees her star with Christian Bale and Natalie Portman in Knight of Cups, and the star is still overwhelmed that she has been given so many opportunities in the industry.

“Every time I make another movie it feels like a surprise,” she continued. “When I got out of drama school I had no idea whether I would get to make movies or even find regular work. I gave myself five years to make it and here I am, still in the game. So it's a constant surprise and immensely gratifying that I keep having these opportunities.”

Cate is mother to four children with husband Andrew Upton. While the pair are both kept busy with their various professional obligations, they have learned the perfect way to balance their work and family lives.

“He (Andrew) is so great at taking charge when I'm working on a film,” Cate explained. “I've been taking my youngest with me on my promotional trips. Our family is used to me working and it's not really disruptive of our family life.”

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