Don’t call me an actress, says Cate Blanchett

Hollywood star Cate Blanchett said Wednesday that she would rather be called an actor rather than an actress. The Australian,…

Hollywood star Cate Blanchett said Wednesday that she would rather be called an actor rather than an actress.

The Australian, who is heading the jury at the Venice film festival, gave her backing to Berlin festival’s controversial decision last week to do away with gendered prizes and only give a best actor award.

“I have always referred to myself as an actor,” Blanchett said after being asked about the move towards gender-neutral prizes.