The Oscar-winning actress, who is promoting her latest film, "Carol," ahead of its debut at the Cannes Film Festival this week, was discussing the subject matter of her period drama with Variety.
Blanchett, 45, plays a married New Yorker who has an affair with a young department store clerk (
When asked about her history with same-sex relationships, Blanchett replied coyly: "On film -- or in real life?"
The Australian actress then confirmed that she's had past relationships with women "many times," without going into further detail.
Her character never comes out as a lesbian in the film; likewise, the "Cinderella" actress said she doesn't rely on labels for sexual orientation and "never thought about it."
The star has been wed to the Sydney Theatre Company's artistic director, Andrew Upton, since 1997. The couple have three sons together and confirmed their recent adoption of a daughter in March.
For more on the outspoken star's thoughts on gender inequality in Hollywood and female-driven films, read the full story here.