Cate Blanchett says her children have taught her to compromise

Cate Blanchett [Photo: Jeremy Piper/Newspix/REX]

by Sophie Knight |

Cate, who has just adopted a new baby daughter, talks about what her children have taught her

The 45-year-old actress believes she’s learned more about life since becoming a mother to Dashiell, 13, Roman, 10, Ignatius, six, and little adopted newborn Edith because they’ve forced her to come face-to-face with failure over the years.

Speaking in the April issue of Vogue Australia, she said: “Children teach one about compromise. Before having children the idea of compromise rubbed shoulders with weakness or deception.

“They are spirited, passionate, political and demanding. They constantly extend parents and so parents are constantly confronted with their failures.”

The ‘Blue Jasmine’ star added a little girl to her brood with her husband Andrew Upton after adopting her from the US earlier this month and is over the moon with the tiny tot.

She said last week: “There’s a lot of children out there that don’t have the good fortune of our biological children so it’s lovely to welcome a little girl. We’re besotted.”

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