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Blanchett wasn't sure about acting

Cate Blanchett said she can sometimes be a pessimist
Cate Blanchett said she can sometimes be a pessimist

Cate Blanchett has admitted she isn't sure whether she ever wanted to be an actress.

The Hobbit star has appeared in more than 40 films, but told The Guardian there are aspects of the industry that never really appealed to her.

"I don't know if I ever really wanted to be an actor," said the 44-year-old.

"I'm an active person - the thought of waiting for the phone to ring wasn't something that sat happily with me. But I kept doing it, trying not to do it, and then doing it.

"There's such a blessed unrest that you feel all the time, but maybe that's what keeps you going."

Cate also confessed she can sometimes dwell on the negative in life and revealed that after she won a best supporting actress Academy Award for The Aviator in 2004 she worried she had already had the highlight of her career.

" I can be a real pessimist. You know that when you win an Oscar and you walk offstage and your first thought is: 'Oh God, I've peaked'," she said.

Mother-of-three Cate also opened up about working with Woody Allen, who directed her in comedy drama Blue Jasmine this year.

" You don't ever really get to know Woody Allen," she said. "He's not the sort of person where you can knock on his door and say: 'I've got this really interesting idea.' You just have to hope that he's written your name on a little scrap of paper somewhere and that one day he will call and say: 'I've got a script I want you to read'."


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