Cate Blanchett ‘traumatised’ by daughter’s acting request

Cate Blanchett has revealed that the UK’s first lockdown in 2020 saw her take on a role at the request of her seven-year-old daughter Edith, which she jokingly admits was “traumatic”.

With the Australian star, who has won two Oscars having to take on homeschooling duties, Edith insisted her mum channelled her actual teacher before she’d even think about settling into the school day, according to HuffPost.

The reports goes on to say that the 52-year-old told BBC News, “she wouldn’t allow me at all to teach maths or do phonics unless I dressed up as her teacher and put on her teacher’s voice. 

“I had an array of stuffed animals who also had to be taught. It wasn’t an offer I made. It was a request she made.”

However, it’s one performance that only Edith will ever be treated to after an appeal to hear a little bit of Cate in teacher mode was quickly rebuffed by the actor.

“Mrs Venables Kyrke? No. It was so traumatic for me I’ve actually put my Mrs Venables Kyrke to bed,” Cate laughed. “She was her teacher then. She’s a saint.”

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