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Cate Blanchett: I've Dated Women 'Many Times'

05/13/2015 04:37 am ET | Updated Feb 02, 2016

Actress Cate Blanchett has revealed to Variety magazine that she has been in same-sex relationships "many times."

The two-time Oscar winner was discussing her role as the title character in the upcoming film "Carol." Based on the 1952 Patricia Highsmith novel “The Price of Salt," the movie tells the story of a young department store clerk played by Rooney Mara who falls in love with the older, married Carol.

Variety reports:

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.

Blanchett and her husband, playwright Andrew Upton, have four children.

In the wide-ranging interview, the Australian actress also discussed the difficulty of bringing a film like "Carol" to the big screen.

“Midrange films with women at the center are tricky to finance," she said. "There are a lot of people laboring under the misapprehension that people don’t want to see them, which isn’t true.”

Blanchett also revealed that she doesn't watch her own movies, doesn't Google herself and said she'll never join Twitter.

“I think I’d end up in rehab,” she said. “That stuff is addictive.”

"Carol" premieres on Sunday at the Cannes Film Festival.

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