The Elizabeth: The Golden Age actress is one of the most revered stars in Hollywood, and has received critical acclaim and award nominations for almost every role she has played.
But Blanchett insists there is a reason she chooses certain films over others – her kids’ school holidays.
She tells Style magazine, “With my film choices it used to be a question of, ‘Who’s directing it?’ Now it’s, ‘How long is the shoot and where are they filming?’ Recently I said yes to something because filming is in the Easter holidays. The children need to be in school now.
“The main priorities are the children. The day begins at about 5.30am – my youngest is an early riser. After breakfast, I walk the kids to school – they go to the state primary at the end of the street.”