Cate Blanchett and her husband Andrew Upton took their kids Dashiell, 10, Roman 7, Ignatius, 3, to see the sights of Paris on Monday (April 2). The family visited Jardin des Tuileries, the Louvre, the Arc de Triomphe, and ate lunch at Cafe Marly.
The actress is currently on the Paris stage playing the role of a lonesome woman named Lotte in Big and Small. After April 6 the production heads to Britain, Austria and Germany.
Blanchett once said motherhood has toughened her up.
She said, “It toughens you up and makes you more pragmatic, yet at the same time it turns you into a bowl of mush. You see a child in distress or a puppy waiting to cross the street and you just want to weep. Maybe that mix is good for an actor. I guess the great thing is that it increases your ability to switch on and off. The work is no longer the only thing in your life. Other things count – and count more.”