Cate Blanchett says she’s ‘deeply homesick’ and ‘never wants to work again’

Cate Blanchett has revealed that her last role in the new film Tár was so emotionally and physically taxing that she was considering retirement.

The 53-year-old Australian actress, who appeared on The Sunday Project this weekend, admitted she was considering leaving the industry after the experience.

“I think it was because it was such a physical role, the echoes of that are still in me and I think I’m like a lot of viewers, I need time to process it,” she said of Tár.

Cate Blanchett (pictured) has revealed her last role in new film Tár was so emotionally and physically taxing that she was considering retirement

Cate Blanchett (pictured) has revealed her last role in new film Tár was so emotionally and physically taxing that she was considering retirement

“Obviously I’m fortunate to work with some great directors who have changed my life, but when it all comes together like this, it stays with one.

“So I never want to work again,” she adds, laughing.

Melbourne-born Cate, who now lives in the US, said she’s been “very homesick for the last four years” and dreams of returning to Australia to tinker around in the garden.

The 53-year-old Australian actress, who appeared on The Sunday Project this weekend, admitted she was considering leaving the industry after the experience

The 53-year-old Australian actress, who appeared on The Sunday Project this weekend, admitted she was considering leaving the industry after the experience

“I, like most Australians, am very obsessed with water. I want to be by the water, in the water,” she said of her home country.

“I would like to learn to be patient, to be still, and I think. My grandmother was an amazing gardener and my mother is also an amazing gardener and she lives with us and I really want to spend time in the garden with my mother.”

Cate then joked that “millions of people around the world are applauding right now” after hearing about her retirement plans.

Melbourne-born Cate, who now lives in the US, said she's been

Melbourne-born Cate, who now lives in the US, said she’s been “very homesick for the past four years” and dreams of returning to Australia to tinker around in the garden with her mum

It comes after Cate came under fire for her Golden Globe-winning role in new film Tár.

The star plays Lydia Tár, who rises to become the first female conductor of a German orchestra in the film’s plot.

While many have condemned the critically acclaimed film as “anti-woman” because Blanchett’s character is revealed to be a narcissistic bully, Blanchett came to his defense.

It comes after Cate came under fire for her Golden Globe-winning role in new film Tár (pictured). The star plays Lydia Tár, who rises to become the first female conductor of a German orchestra in the film's plot

It comes after Cate came under fire for her Golden Globe-winning role in new film Tár (pictured). The star plays Lydia Tár, who rises to become the first female conductor of a German orchestra in the film’s plot

The glamorous blonde described the Todd Field-directed film as “very provocative” in an interview with BBC Radio 4, reprinted in The Australian.

Marin Alsop, a real-life conductor, emerged to condemn the film as “anti-woman.”

Marin, 66, one of the world’s top conductors, told The Australian on Friday: “To have the opportunity to portray a woman in this role to make her a perpetrator is heartbreaking to me.”

Marin Alsop, a real conductor, has now emerged to condemn the critically acclaimed film as

Marin Alsop, a real conductor, has now emerged to condemn the critically acclaimed film as “anti-woman” because Blanchett’s character is revealed to be a narcissistic bully. Pictured: Alsop conducts in New York in 2021

Blanchett said that Alsop was entitled to her opinion and that she had the utmost respect for the conductor, describing the film as “a mediation about power and power is genderless”.

She also distanced herself from any allegations that the film used Alsop or any other conductor as a basis for her character.

Blanchett is expected to win her second Best Actress Oscar for the role.

Blanchett said that Alsop was entitled to her opinion and that she had the utmost respect for the conductor, describing the film as

Blanchett said that Alsop was entitled to her opinion and that she had the utmost respect for the conductor, describing the film as “a mediation about power and power is genderless”.

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Greg Norman

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