Cate Blanchett is trying to convince her writer husband ANDREW UPTON to give her more kids, because she wants to double up as a mum.

The LORD OF THE RINGS star already has two young children, DASHIELL and ROMAN, but she always dreamed of being a mother of four.

She says, "I want four kids, so I'm hoping that things are going to happen but my husband won't even... I think he wants to be on those steroids.

"Everytime I go near him he's like, 'What do you want?'"

Blanchett admits she likes every aspect of motherhood - from conception to pregnancy to birth - and she'd quite like to follow Julia Roberts and have twins.

She says, "(Having kids) is very addictive, if you can, if you're able to and it's your choice and you've got a supportive relationship.

"Twins would be great... Two for the price of one, I'd love that."

16/12/2004 05:48