Cate Blanchett: 'I'm An Embarrassing Mum'

04/03/2015 11:20 | Updated 20 May 2015

Cate Blanchett: 'Even starring in Cinderella hasn't saved me from being an embarrassing mum

What do Cate Blanchett, David Beckham and Barack Obama have in common?

They all have the ability to make their children cringe with embarrassment.

That's right, not even being an award winning actress, footballer or President of the United States can save a parent from becoming an embarrassment in the eyes of their teenage children.

Cate, 45, revealed that starring in the highly anticipated Disney blockbuster Cinderella had done nothing to increase her 'coolness' in the eyes of her children Dashiell, 13, Roman, 10, and Ignatius, seven.

"My children are completely in the stage where I'm an utter embarrassment," Cate laughingly admitted while appearing on Sunrise to promote Cinderella on Tuesday.

Cate added that she was excited that Dashiell, Roman and Ignatius have - however begrudgingly - finally shown a little interest in one of their mum's films.

"I don't force them on a Saturday night to sit home and watch mummy's movies, wire coat-hanger in hand, but they'll see this one for sure," she said.

Cate has also revealed what attracted her to the idea of filming a new adaption of the classic fairytale Cinderella. As a mother of boys she is highly aware of the importance of gender equality in films for children.

"I have three boys so I'm aware of all the films out there that have male superheroes at the fore," Cate told New Zealand magazine Woman's Day. "So I was thrilled to be part of the telling of a female-centric story."

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