Cate Blanchett is well known for her passionately held social and political views.
Whether it be climate change or the plight of asylum seekers, Cate has not held back from her sharing her progressive opinions – least of all to her family.
Speaking to Harper’s Bazaar Australia, the actress said there are a lot of ‘on no, not again’ reactions from her children when she tries to discuss social issues at home.
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‘There’s a lot of eye-rolling’: Cate Blanchett (pictured) has revealed the hilarious reaction of her kids to her passionately held political views in September’s Harper’s Bazaar Australia
‘There’s a lot of eye-rolling,’ Cate, 49, told the magazine.
Cate is mother to sons Dashiell John, 16, Roman Robert, 14, Ignatius Martin, nine, and adopted daughter Edith, four, with husband Andrew Upton, 52.
When asked what she would tell Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, 63, if given the chance, Cate said: ‘I’d talk about off-shore processing [of refugees] and the absolute importance of upholding the human rights convention.’
Not again, Mum! The actress said that there are a lot ‘on no, not that again’ reactions from her kids when she spouts off. Pictured, from left: Ignatius Martin Upton, Cate Blanchett, Roman Robert Upton and friend
However, while outspoken in her views, Cate insisted that she and Andrew don’t ‘lecture’ their children.
‘We took our nine-year-old to Jordan, but we make a point of not lecturing them,’ she said. ‘It’s actually interesting to hear them talk when they think you’re out of earshot…’
Cate has been married to Australian playwright Andrew for more than 20 years.
‘There’s a lot of eye-rolling’: The blonde actress is used to her children’s reactions when she expresses her progressive views on political matters. Pictured Cate (second from left), and Ignatius Martin Upton (third from left)
In October 2015, the Ocean’s 8 actress appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show where she revealed that her romance with Andrew was a whirlwind.
The Oscar winner admitted that she and Andrew slept together early on in their romance – and got engaged just a couple of weeks later.
‘Actually after three days,’ Cate said when asked how quickly she decided to marry him.
‘We took our nine-year-old to Jordan, but we make a point of not lecturing them,’ Cate (pictured) told Harper’s Bazaar. ‘It’s actually interesting to hear them talk when they think you’re out of earshot.’ Pictured: Cate with Ignatius Martin
Big family: Cate is mother to son Dashiell John, 16, Roman Robert, 14, Ignatius Martin, nine, and adopted daughter Edith, four, with husband Andrew Upton, 52