Just a casual injury… with a CHAINSAW!
While chatting with host Julia Gillard on the latest episode of A Podcast Of One’s Own, Cate Blanchett explained how her head came into contact with a chainsaw!
When asked how she’s been spending the coronavirus pandemic, the 51-year-old discussed her near disaster during work around the house. Very offhandedly, she mentioned:
“I had a bit of a chainsaw accident yesterday, which sounds very, very exciting, but it wasn’t. Apart from the little nick to my head, I’m fine.”
Wait, WHAT?? How can you sound so casual about that?!
And why was it anywhere near your head?!
Seriously, that is one valuable noggin, gurl! The only metal we want speeding toward that head is the awards being lobbed for her umpteenth AMAZING performance!
Julia — the former Prime Minister of Australia in case you didn’t know — agreed with us, noting:
“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.”
With a laugh, the Academy Award winner replied:
“I know. I wanna keep it on my shoulders!”
And we’d like to see it there, too. LOLz!!
Injuries aside, Blanchett also explained how she had already decided to take some time off from work pre-quarantine, so the virus actually worked out well with her schedule! She explained:
“I had taken a year off being a working mother of four, my eldest son was doing his A-levels. And so I took the year off ostensibly to be with him and support him through that exam period, and then all of that exam stuff evaporated.And, of course, I’m left with an 18-year-old who doesn’t really want to have anything to do with me. So it’s a little bit discombobulating,”
She and husband Andrew Upton share four children together — 5-year-old Edith, 12-year-old Ignatius, 16-year-old Roman, and 18-year-old Dashiell — who have kept her fairly busy.
In fact, so much so she has even more respect for teachers these days after all the weeks of home schooling:
“I have huge respect for the teaching profession, I always have. I hope, out of this, that teachers’ wages will be increased and their respect will be, you know, amplified by COVID-19.”
We’re right there with ya, Cate! Now you be careful with that chainsaw, momma!!
[Image via WENN/Avalon]