Cate Blanchett gave a viewer on the Oprah Winfrey Show some food for thought when she offered up her advice for finding the perfect mate.

When a caller asked the question, "What were you looking for when you found your husband?" Cate revealed, "Someone once said to me, and I think it’s quite true, that if your bodies actually fit together when you’re sleeping together in bed–I’m not going to get into too much detail– you’re in good stead," the Oscar winner said between giggles.

Cate added, "When you can spoon with someone, then you’re okay. Because you might not vote the same way, you might not have the same politics, but sometimes that works for people."

The actress also emphasized humor. "If you’re going to stay together, you’ve got to laugh a little bit. So spooning, humor and self-respect. My husband is a very strong individual. He’s not threatened…He’s happy for my success, and I’m happy for his."


Cate, 39, who appears in the film The Curious Case of Benjamin Button alongside Brad Pitt, has been married to husband Andrew Upton since 1997. The couple has three children, Dashiell, 7, Roman, 4, and Ignatius, 7 months.


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