Cate Blanchett saw first sex scene at age 8, thought ‘I want that’

  • IANS, Los Angeles
  • Updated: Jan 09, 2016 15:26 IST
Cate Blanchett and Brad Pitt in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

Actor Cate Blanchett, a major Oscar contender for her role in lesbian romance Carol has revealed that she watched her first sex scene in third grade when her parents took her to see the risque 1976 film Silver Streak.

“I remember the first time I saw a sex scene. My parents took me, I think I was (in) third grade. It had Gene Wilder in it, it was Silver Streak,” Blanchett told W magazine, reports

Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor in Silver Streak.

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“There was a sequence in it but he’s on a runaway train, so you think it’s going to be funny and we can take the kids to that, but he was with this woman on a runaway train, running from the law, and he’d hurt himself. She started to kiss him. And he said, ‘Well actually it hurts here and here’ and I thought, ‘Where is this going?’ And she started to unbutton his shirt. I could feel my mother’s buttocks clenching beside me. And I thought, ‘Ooo I want some of that’,” she added.

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