Blanchett’s husband wanted to acquire baby pigs, and the actress saw this as the perfect opportunity to trick her children into becoming vegetarians.

Cate Blanchett has won two Oscars throughout the course of her acting career. She is devoted to her craft, but she is also deeply devoted to her family. The actress is so committed to raising a family, that she and her husband decided to adopt after having three children of their own. Even though Blanchett does a remarkable job raising her children, her attempt to outsmart her kids was an epic fail.

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Cate Blanchett and her husband, Andrew Upton, are both in the show business. According to Oprah magazine Upton is a playwright and producer in Australia. Cate and Andrew have been married for over 20 years, and they have four children together. They have three boys of their own, which would have been enough to keep any family busy, much less a show business family. But Blanchett felt convicted to adopt. Now her family consists of Dashiell, 18, Roman, 16, Ignatius 12, and Edith Vivian 5.

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Cate Blanchett and her husband had many reasons for adopting a little girl. Oprah Magazine reports, that in a 2015 Sky News interview, Blanchett revealed why she chose to adopt. She explained, “There are a lot of children out there who don’t have the good fortune that our biological children do, so it’s wonderful to welcome a little girl into our fold—we’re besotted.” Blanchett and Upton knew that they had a lot to offer, in terms of a loving household where all their children are well-provided for. Blanchett was also very intentional that she wanted to add a girl to the mix.

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After filming the Hulu series on the history of feminism in America, Mrs. America, Cate Blanchett was often asked about her own feminist convictions. Her decision to adopt a little girl was firmly rotted in her desire to pass on her wisdom. Oprah magazine reports that in an interview with Glamour, Blanchett explained that she was very intentional about the values she taught her sons. She stated, “…as a mother of sons you have a responsibility to instill in them the need to respect and the benefits of respecting women.” Blanchett taught her sons the virtue of equality, but she still wanted to do more.

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Thus, Blanchett decided to raise a girl with the same confidence and drive that fuels her own successful acting career. According to Oprah, she said,”But what’s never been more important is the necessity to impart in young girls a sense of self-respect, a sense of having expectations, and a right to achieving quality.” Cate Blanchett and Andrew Upton have a created a family atmosphere in which they teach all their children strong character traits.

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Even though Cate Blanchett is very serious about instilling virtue and character in her kids, her household does not neglect fun. According to Observer, Blanchett revealed in an interview conducted by fellow actress Julia Roberts, that she put together a plot to trick her kids. Blanchett’s husband wanted to acquire baby pigs, and the actress saw the purchase as the perfect opportunity to trick her children into becoming vegetarians. She explained, “I was a vegetarian for years when my husband wanted to get pigs. I said, ‘I’ll get pigs as long as we tell the kids that the sausages and bacon they eat are from our pigs.’ ” It seemed like the perfect plan, but how did it all go down?

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Blanchett’s children were tougher than she realized. She revealed the story: “It was this Machiavellian vegetarian plan that I had for my kids, that they would form this deep connection with the piglets, which were very cute…” But even though her children loved the pigs, they loved bacon more. Blanchett explained further, “The kids were just totally fine with that and I was horrified. My plan to turn my family vegetarian was a monumental failure.” Blanchett and Upton raised their kids to be tough and smart, and it backfired. They were not phased by the fact that their animal friends could end up on the dinner plate.

Cate Blanchett and Andrew Upton have a beautiful family together. The couple is so dedicated to children, that they welcomed an adopted daughter into an already bustling household. The actress instilled strong virtues in all of her children. And now her children are too wise to be hoodwinked by their mom, even if she is a seasoned actress.

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