Cate Blanchett loved playing 'unknowable' Carol

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Cate Blanchett loved playing 'unknowable' Carol

Cate Blanchett relished playing an "unknowable" character in 'Carol'.

The Oscar-winning actress stars alongside Rooney Mara (Therese Belive) in the romantic drama movie based on 'The Price of Salt' by Patricia Highsmith, and has admitted she enjoyed the experience of appearing as a "mysterious" character who develops a lesbian relationship.

She shared: "Carol is very mysterious and almost unknowable.

"The novel is told from Therese's perspective, so I had to wrest her sense of what she was from what Therese perceived her to be. Because we're not always who we're perceived to be."

Despite the movie's subject matter, Cate admitted she's never overly-concerned by the issue of gender.

She told Metro newspaper: "Someone's gender is never the first thing I've seen about them. My own gender is not something I think about.

"I feel a bit like an amoeba in that way. I don't mean my sexuality, I mean my gender."

Last month, Cate's 'Carol' co-star Rooney Mara claimed sex scenes with male and female partners are just the same.

Asked the differences between having a male or female sex scene partner, she said: "It's not really any different, you're still trying to capture that kind of connection between your characters.

"But Cate has very soft skin, as opposed to most men."