"Benjamin Button first meets my character when she's six, and then there is a point in their life where everything is supposedly perfect; where they are the sa me age," she explains."Really, it's a story about people missing one another, and how in the end we are all on our own individual journeys.
"Also, I do think it's hard to find all those observational moments, about what it means to be human. We also all think that we are going to escape it until we get to 65!It sounds like a cliché, although the truth often does, but I think that the film is dealing with life and death and the interface between the two." Indeed, the 39-year-old actress notes that the film's subject matter forced her to contemplate her own mortality. "Or it's not until someone close to you dies and then you experience death in a way that actually infringes on your own life.In a way, it sounds crazy, but I do feel I have been strangely privileged in that respect." Blanchett's own father died when she was just 10 years old.The two-time Oscar winner was discussing her role as the title character in the upcoming film "Carol." Based on the 1952 Patricia Highsmith novel “The Price of Salt," the movie tells the story of a young department store clerk played by Rooney Mara who falls in love with the older, married Carol. Pressed for details about whether she’s had past relationships with women, she responds: “Yes. In a 2011 "Esquire" interview, Megan Fox famously confirmed her bisexuality, stating, "I think people are born bisexual and then make subconscious choices based on the pressures of society.When asked if this is her first turn as a lesbian, Blanchett curls her lips into a smile. I have no question in my mind about being bisexual.
Of all the challenges presented by The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – the near three-hour running time, the unusual story structure, the copious amount of make-up – Cate Blanchett found that her biggest problem came courtesy of her leading man, Brad Pitt.
They were excellent in Alejandro González Iñárritu's 2006 drama Babel and here they shine once again, playing lovers in director David Fincher's adaptation of F Scott Fitzgerald's 1922 short story about a man who is born in his eighties and ages backwards.
"We talked a lot about moisturiser," laughs Blanchett, "because there were so many prosthetics involved for both of us.
I really shouldn't complain, though, because Brad really went through the wringer with make-up and special effects.
The film sees Blanchett take on the role of Daisy, a dancer with whom the eponymous Button falls in love.
"There is a real star-crossed lovers aspect to the film.