63rd Annual Cannes Film Festival - "Robin Hood" Photocall.Palais des Festivals, Cannes, France.May 12, 2010. (Bauer Griffin)more pics »Cate Blanchett
is married to playwright Andrew Upton
, and it sounds like the two have a very candid relationship. Upton told her after her breakthrough role in 1998's Elizabeth
that she'd probably only have another five years left making movies.
She said: “My husband keeps me really honest. I remember him saying to me after I made Elizabeth
, ‘Sweetheart, you’ve probably got about five years.’ He was preparing me for the time when the work dries up, as it invariably does.” Blanchett and her husband Andrew Upton (Getty)
Despite Upton's brutal honesty, the Robin Hood
actress is happy to work with her husband on projects, including their second stint as artistic directors of the Sydney Theatre Company. As an actress, she understands the point of criticism.
Cate said in an interview with W
magazine: “We’re really open. I have friends -- she’s an actor-writer married to a director -- and she was horrified when we said we were going to work together.
“She said they don’t talk about work because they don’t want to venture into the territory of being criticized by your partner. But I know what to do with criticism.”
However, the 41-year-old star admits she doesn’t listen to many people’s opinions about her work. She said: “I’m not focused on what other people think of me. Some people get you and some people don’t, and to spend your life trying to make people understand how deep and complex and varied you are -- I think that way lies madness.”
Cate and Andrew also want to have another child, but predicts she will probably have another boy to add to their three sons, Dashiell, eight, Roman, six and Ignatius, two.
She said: “If the next one was a boy, then that’s just our lot. It’s true you do get a bit demented with three boys. But the chaos of it is great.”
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