Blanchett and her co-star Rooney Mara have been lauded by critics for their portrayal of the love blossoming between an older and younger woman. Yet the lesbian themes - and the logistics of demonstrating this love on camera - continue to be a point of fixation. The Academy-Award winning actress famously takes no prisoners during interviews. And you go, huh, of course that was going on probably.
Oscar-winning actress Cate Blanchett said she had no doubts about doing the sex scenes in her latest film because they are essential to the story. The tastefully shot sequences between Carol Aird Cate and Therese Belivet Rooney show them taking their romance to the next level. You always have to scrutinise and ask hard questions of those scenes — how necessary are they? They go through these volcanic feelings towards one another so it was a relief to do the scenes with Rooney. Finally we get to be together.
Speaking to the press on Sunday ahead of the premiere, Blanchett found herself forced to deny that she has had any gay experiences herself. Many times. Wearing an elegant black dress with a partly transparent top, the actor spoke lucidly and with some humor about the movie and her approach to it.
The actresses are earning raves at the Cannes Film Festival for their work in the drama about two women swept up in a torrid romance. Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara are making waves and earning rave reviews at Cannes for their work in the drama Carol — including a steamy love scene. The women enter into a secret, torrid romance, which escalates after a tender sexual encounter. The Oscar-winner made headlines earlier this week after comments she made while promoting Carol were misconstrued. Do you mean have I had sexual relationships with women?