Cate Blanchett Cut Her Head in a Chainsaw-Related Accident

Lawrence Kim
June 7, 2020

Cate Blanchett suffered an unfortunate "chainsaw accident" while she was self-isolating at her property in England.

Blanchett assured listeners that she is "fine" now "apart from the little nick to my head".

"I had a bit of a chainsaw accident yesterday, which sounds very, very exciting, but it wasn't", the Oscar victor, 51, said on the most recent episode of "A Podcast of One's Own With Julia Gillard".

The Oscar-winning actress, who relocated from Sydney to Crowborough previous year, casually revealed the injuries in an interview with former Australian prime minister Julia Gillard on her podcast last week.

The podcast was recorded last week as part of a series of conversations between Gillard and prominent women.

Gillard, who was the Australian PM from 2010 until 2013, responded: "Be very careful with that chainsaw.

And then all of this exam stuff evaporated and I'm left with an 18-year-old who doesn't really want to have anything to do with me!" she explained.

Prior to the pandemic, Blanchett planned to take time off work to help her eldest son through his A-levels but disruptions to schooling have seen the scheduled exams cancelled.

Blanchett is now starring in the FX television series Mrs America about the women's movement in the United States in the 1970s.

The Elizabeth star joked that instead of tutoring a teenager, she found herself "being a kindergarten teacher to my five-year-old, which is just as challenging".

"I always have", the Carol actress continued.

Aside from her brush with death, the actress mentioned that her lockdown has been monotonous and mostly uneventful.

This comes after it was announced Cate would be voicing a guest character in the season finale of The Simpsons.

Blanchett, a two-time Oscar victor for her roles in The Aviator and Blue Jasmine, admitted life is "a little bit discombobulating" at the moment, but added it is a "high-class problem" and her family is healthy.

The episode aired on May 17 in the United States on Fox.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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