Cate Blanchett Saw Her First Sex Scene in Third Grade

The "Carol" and "Truth" actress, one of the stars of W’s February 2016 issue, recounts seeing her first sex scene at the movies, with her horrified mother sitting right next to her. “I want some of that,” she thought.

Released on 1/5/2016

Credits

Director: Lynn Hirschberg
Executive Producer: Caroline Wolff
Producer: Evan Cohen

Transcript

00:06
No, I remember the first time I saw a sex scene.
00:10
My parents took me,
00:12
I think it was the same year I saw Star Wars,
00:14
so I was kind of, third grade, maybe?
00:18
It had Gene Wilder in it and, Silver Streak,
00:21
and there was this sequence when he's on a runaway train.
00:23
You know, you think it's gonna be funny,
00:24
we can take the kids to that.
00:26
And he was with this woman,
00:27
and I can't remember her name,
00:29
what does that say about me,
00:31
and about the world?
00:32
But anyway, he was in this runaway train,
00:36
running from the law, with a woman.
00:39
And he'd hurt himself and she said where does it hurt?
00:42
And she started to kiss him here,
00:44
and he said well, actually it hurts here
00:47
and I could feel,
00:48
I thought where is this going?
00:49
And she started to unbutton his shirt,
00:52
and I could feel my mother's buttocks
00:53
clenching beside me (laughs),
00:56
and I thought, oh, I want some of that.
00:58
(audience laughs)
00:59
Yeah.