Posted: 19 February, 2014 by Rhiannon

Cate Blanchett Nearly Quit Before Blue Jasmine

Oscar Winner Thought About Walking Away

Tags: Cate Blanchett, Movies, Woody Allen

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We're sure she would have kept busy!

It's hard to believe that the energetic Cate Blanchett is 44, but her age was a factor in contemplating retirement before she took on her award winning role in Woody Allen's latest film Blue Jasmine.

"Actress years are frightfully short so I was pleasantly surprised to get Woody’s call, it was a gift," Cate told a UK paper.

Cate's nominated for an Oscar for the performance, so we're bet she's incredibly glad she didn't turn her phone off!

Meanwhile, Cate has touched down in Sydney after her BAFTA win to spend some time with her family and other responsibilities before the awards season continues.

Tags: Cate Blanchett, Movies, Woody Allen

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