Talking to Variety about her new role in upcoming film Carol, in which she plays a bisexual woman, the 45-year-old actress was asked whether or not this would be her first time as a lesbian.
She smiled before asking coyly, “On film — or in real life?” When asked to clarify if she’s had relationships with women in the past, Cate responded, “Yes. Many times.”
She chose not to elaborate on the subject, but told the publication that she studied for the role and the era by picking up erotic novels. “I read a lot of girl-on-girl books from the period,” she said.
Carol will premiere next week at the Cannes Film Festival.