Cate Blanchett ‘nicks head’ in chainsaw accident during lockdown

Cate Blanchett says she has injured her head in an accident with a chainsaw in her home during lockdown.

The actress, who is based in East Sussex, revealed her scrape while talking to former Australian prime minister Julia Gillard on the ex-PM’s podcast.

Blanchett said: “I had a bit of a chainsaw accident yesterday, which sounds very, very exciting, but it wasn’t. Apart from the little nick to the head, I’m fine.”

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She didn’t reveal what she was up to at the time of her mishap with the power tool.

Gillard replied: “Be very careful with that chainsaw. You’ve got a very famous head, I don’t think people would like to see any nicks taken out of it.”

Blanchett lives with her husband, playwright Andrew Upton, and their four children – Dashiell 18; Roman, 16; Ignatius, 12 and Edith, five – in Tunbridge Wells.

After planning to take most of this year off to help her kids study, Blanchett admitted that additional home-schooling duties during lockdown had given her a new-found respect for teachers.

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Her latest project – the psychological thriller Nightmare Alley, in which she will star opposite Bradley Cooper – was halted in March due to coronavirus.

Blanchett called her sudden freedom “discombobulating” but admitted it was a “high-class problem”.

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Ms Gillard, who is the chair of the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership, speaks to influential figures in business, entertainment, media, sport for her series A Podcast Of Ones Own, which strives to get more women in top roles.

Two-time Oscar-winner Blanchett was the president of the Cannes Film Festival Jury in 2018 and has been ranked as one of the highest paid actresses in the world.

Source : Sky News