Her main priorities are “the children and the theatre.” She is the artistic co-director of the Sydney Theatre Company with her husband, Andrew Upton. The couple have three sons, Dashiell John, 8, Roman Robert, 5, and Ignatius ‘Iggy’ Martin, 22 months. “Andrew and I job-share, so there’s always someone to motor the family wheels.” What a great system!
So how does she deal with going on location for a film? “I don’t know any actor who doesn’t travel with children,” she says. When she was filming Robin Hood, there was a good school nearby. She explained that she would, “take off my wig, put on my hat and go to pick them up.”
She also tries to incorporate her children into her work. “When they come backstage,” she states, “you don’t want to exclude them or make them feel secondary. I try to include them; in fact, it can be pretty magical for them.”
“It has to work for my family, otherwise I can’t do the job.”
Cate definitely has her priorities straight.