Cate Blanchett is not only an Academy Award-winning actress, she is also a mom, a role that she says comes first. However, the 39-year-old actress recently revealed that she didn’t necessarily intend on becoming a mother.
Cate is mother to three sons, Dashiell John, 7, Roman Robert, 4 1/2, and Ignatius Martin, eight months, with her hubby of more than 10 years, Andrew Upton, but she recently said that her latest was not expected, nor were her others: “He was a surprise. But they’ve all been surprises. We didn’t get married to have children. So when they’ve popped along it’s been ‘whoops!’ but it’s been great.”
Cate called her latest pregnancy with baby Iggy as “surreal.”
However, when it comes to her movie roles, she does the best she can to make sure her family comes first. She said, “You can pick and choose as much as a mother can pick and choose. I have three kids, two of them are in school, and my husband and I are running a theater company…I have a few months off a year, and films can’t always wait.”