The time of self-isolation and forced restrictions for many people causes not the most pleasant associations. Similar memories of recent events were shared by 51-year-old Cate Blanchett, who took part in the recording of the podcast Julia Gillard, the former Prime Minister of Australia.
Yesterday I had a small accident with a chainsaw. It sounds very, very exciting, but in fact it just sounds like that. Everything is fine, except for a small scratch on my head, - said the actress, not wanting to clarify how and why she was next to the chainsaw.
Blanchett felt other quarantine difficulties when her children stopped going to school. Kate and her husband Andrew Upton have three sons and an adopted daughter. The movie star admitted in an interview that she suspended her work for a year in order to pay more attention to her eldest son, 18-year-old Dashil. In fact, everything did not work out exactly as she planned.
Left with an 18-year-old guy who wants to have nothing to do with me, - she said.
According to Kate, she also had to retrain as a kindergarten teacher for her five-year-old daughter Edith. Personal experience led the celebrity to the idea that after a pandemic, people will appreciate the work of teachers much higher. Blanchett praised Finland, where teachers "receive as much as lawyers and doctors."
I have great respect for the teaching profession. I hope that thanks to COVID-19, their salaries will increase, and society will respect them even more, - she said.