The actor speaks to DIVA about power, passion and playing lesbians


Cate Blanchett’s versatility in her illustrious career is something that we love to celebrate at DIVA. She’s an icon among queer women and non-binary people not only because of her apparent affinity for playing lesbian characters, but also for how she absorbs herself into her roles… Okay, and also because we can’t get enough of how stunning she is, and we love seeing her on our screens. DIVA was so excited to interview the heartthrob for our March issue. Are you prepared for a teaser?


Cate on…

Playing a lesbian in Tár

“Strangely, I didn’t think about the character’s gender, nor her sexuality at all. At all. And I love that about the film. It just is.”

The movie business

“It’s very hard to get our brothers in so-called ‘Hollywood’ to play the supporting roles that we will very happily play in a good story with a good director. That still is difficult.”

Lesbian cult classic Carol

“Now I look back on it, no other films like that were being made. I’ve subsequently realised just how important it became to people.”

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