Cate covers Bazaar UK, February 2016 issue. The magazine wil be on sale since January 1st. Read here a small part from the interview and get to watch some images from the photoshoot!
She has now spoken of her growing family, disclosing how she and her husband Andrew Upton received a phone call out of the blue telling them about a baby girl in need of a home.
She is already a mother to Dashiell, 14, Roman, 11, and Ignatius, eight, and now plans to take some time out of her on-screen career to spend time with her young family.
“We got a phone call earlier this year and we adopted a little girl,” she told the magazine. “You’re on the list and then you get the call.
“You don’t know anything about the child you’re going to meet.”
When asked whether being an experienced parent had helped, she admitted: “It’s always the first time. Always.
“I’m not planning on working much in 2016 either.
“Our three biological children have been extraordinary. It’s been wonderful watching them become a little brood.”
Blanchett, who is about to embark on awards season for her role in Carol,which widely expected to result in numerous best actress nominations, also chose to use the interview to speak out about adoption law.
Disclosing she had chosen to adopt in America rather than her native Australia, where laws still reflect the issues from the “stolen generation” of Aboriginal children, she argued the world must now prepare for a new wave of orphans from Syria.
“The laws have to shift towards the best interests of the children” she said. “Otherwise what happens is these children end up being shunted back and forth through the foster system, and ultimately if that goes on until the child is five or seven, then the damage is just…”
“In Australia, it’s an understandable hangover from the Stolen Generations.When a country has a history of children being immorally and insensitively ripped from their parents and their place of origin and it doesn’t get resolved, the adoption laws swing, understandably, not in favour of the child.”
She added: “We’re going to see a new wave of orphans coming out of the Syrian crisis and Europe, and the rest of the world is going to have to respond. It’s a world issue.”
Blanchett is currently starring in Carol, an adaptation of a Patricia Highsmith novel about the forbidden love between two women in 1950s America.
She will soon appear in Truth, due for release in March 2016, where she will play Mary Mapes, a real-life journalist fired for her role in a documentary questioning George W Bush’s military service.
She is also rumoured to be appearing in a new Thor film, Jungle Book: Origins and returning to lend her voice to How To Train Your Dragon 3.
The full interview will be published in the Harper’s Bazaar February 2016 issue, on sale January 1.