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Blanchett feared her career was over

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Cate Blanchett

Cate Blanchett has revealed that before she was cast in Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine, she was afraid that her film career was over.

The Australian actress is nominated for Best Actress at this year's Oscars for her role in Blue Jasmine and she told the press after the BAFTAs on Sunday night (February 16) that she feared she had no film career to return to after spending so much time working in the theatre lately.

She explained, "It was incredibly unexpected, I've been working in the Sydney theatre with my husband for the last six years, and I thought I didn't have a film career to return to. Actress years are incredibly short, so it was a great surprise to get the call."

Blanchett and her husband took creative control of the Sydney Theatre Company in 2009 but stepped down last year.

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