It was love at first sight with Andrew, says Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett has described the day she met her husband of 15 years Andrew Upton for the first time, describing how it was "love at first sight."
The Oscar-winning actress said that she fell almost instantly for Upton after meeting him on the Australian production of Russian play 'The Seagull' at the Belvoir Theatre in 1997.
"The most romantic moment in my life was meeting my husband," News.com.au quoted her as telling the Sun.
"Love at first sight? Yes, it was. He proposed two weeks after we met. A straight, old-fashioned proposal," she said.
The couple - who have three children Dashiell, 11, Roman, 8, and Ignatius, 4 - were married in December that year, just before she started filming her breakout role in 'Elizabeth.'
"We didn't have time for a honeymoon because I had to leave Australia for England to film Elizabeth," she said.
"It meant I was on my own (as a newlywed), in places like Newcastle. So we thought we'd stretch it out over the next 50 years in instalments.
"We have taken it when we can. I did the film The Talented Mr Ripley in Italy and only worked about two days a week during a Roman summer, so that was a fantastic place to catch up on romance," she added.