Earlier this week, up-and-coming Australian actress Cate Blanchett told a little magazine that she’s had off-screen relationships with women “many times,” nbd, whatever. When I casually and professionally mentioned it to you in passing, I also said I’d let you know when you could take a look at her upcoming movie, Carol, with your own eyeballs — because Carol is a queer-ish film based on Patricia Highsmith‘s lesbian pulp novel, The Price of Salt, and this Blanchett lady is in it. Also, Rooney Mara is in it. She plays a young department store clerk named Therese who falls into love with Carol.
Some clips are available for you now. Here’s the first one. It’s Carol and Therese enjoying a gal pal luncheon.
Here’s the second one. It’s Therese taking some friendly photos of Carol while she shops for a Christmas tree with one of the children she parents with Coach Eric Taylor of the Dillon Panthers.
Carol doesn’t have a U.S. release date yet, but everyone’s calling it the “hot ticket” at Cannes, so fingers crossed that it is received well and will be a stepping stone for Cate Blanchett to make it in Hollywood.
Do you have any feelings about these clips? Would you like to join Blanchett at her house on Sunday?