Poor Cate Blanchett! In what sounds like something out of a horror movie the Australian actress was recently involved in an accident involving a chainsaw!
The two-time Oscar winner is lucky to be alive after the DIY accident happened at her country home in East Sussex, England.
She says she took a “little nick to the head” while using the tool, but thankfully avoided a serious injury.
Cate (51) – who now lives in the UK with her husband, Australian screenwriter Andrew Upton (54), and their four children, Dashiell (18), Roman (16), Ignatius (12) and Edith (5) – casually revealed her brush with death in a podcast interview with former Australian prime minister Julia Gillard last week.
“I had a bit of a chainsaw accident yesterday, which sounds very, very exciting, but it wasn’t. Apart from the little nick to the head, I’m fine.”
“Be very careful with that chainsaw. You’ve got a very famous head, I don’t think people would like to see any nicks taken out of it,” Julia replied.
Cate also revealed she’d taken off the past year to help Dashiell pass his A-levels (similar to matric exemption) but then the COVID-19 pandemic struck.
“I took the year off ostensibly to be with him and support him through exam period,” she explained.
“And then all of this exam stuff evaporated [because of school closures] and I’m left with an 18-year-old who doesn’t really want to have anything to do with me!
“So it’s a little bit discombobulating, but it’s a high-class problem, we’re all well.”
The House with a Clock in Its Walls star then added she’d found herself “being a kindergarten teacher to my five-year-old, which is just as challenging. I have a huge respect for the teaching profession. I always have.”
Something else she has respect for is human rights.
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an Instagram video posted three days ago, she pledged her support to pride
“We all deserve rights and love independently of colour, sex, religion, nationality . . . Don’t forget to be happy, love is love!”
Sources: Daily Mail, Instagram