If you’re still wondering exactly what Cate Blanchett meant when she addressed Julia Roberts during her acceptance speech for Best Actress at the 86th Academy Awards on Sunday (March 2), well, she’s not likely to clear that up for you anytime soon.
Speaking with reporters backstage following her win, the “Blue Jasmine” actress was asked what the comment “Julia, hashtag suck it” was all about. Blanchett, of course, remained curiously cryptic.
“It happened in the bar with Ms. Roberts,” she says. “And that’s all I’m prepared to say.”
Blanchett wasn’t completely tight-lipped in the press room, however. During the press conference, which was broadcast live on CNN, the actress dropped a massive F-bomb.
A reporter began his line of questioning by saying, “I wanted to ask you about the fact that you’re the first Australian to ever win [Best Actress,]” when Blanchett cuts in, “And don’t you f***ing forget it!”
The reporter continues, after a quick laugh, “What are your hopes in terms of continuing to challenge yourself in acting?”
“Maybe it’s time to stop,” Blanchett replies, laughing herself.
Check out the hilarious exchange above.