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Cate Blanchett on her ‘erotic, tender and beautiful’ love scenes with Rooney Mara in “Carol”

In her latest film Carol, two-time Oscar winner Cate Blanchett plays a wealthy 1950s housewife who enters into a secret romance with a young store clerk who is played by Rooney Mara.

The romance is a passionate one – something the film does not shy away from.

‘The consummation of their relationship was very important and it was done in a way that was not gratuitous,’ Blanchett said at the film’s New York premiere on Monday (16 November).

‘It was very erotic, tender and beautiful. That is very true to the relationship the two women had. It’s very easy to forget that the love that these two women are experiencing was considered to be criminal and they risked everything to be with each other.’

Fueling the physical passion between the two women is deep emotion.

‘To me, the film is about the power of falling in love,’ says Blanchett. ‘Whether it’s a woman falling for another women or a heterosexual couple falling in love, any great love story has roadblocks and impediments, but our film shows that it’s about the dangerous, volcanic feelings that you experience when you fall in love.

‘When you fall in love, you’re out of control and there’s some fear and panic and your heart beats faster. That doesn’t change if you are gay or heterosexual. There’s universality to that. It happens to all of us. It happened to me when I met my husband.’

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2 Remarks

  1. Lord get the tissue out right now!

  2. If I’m not mistaken this is a Todd Haynes film. Can’t wait.

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