Cate Blanchett shuns the Hollywood lifestyle - because her friends and family are so far removed from the whirlwind of fame that surrounds her.
The Lord Of The Rings actress married playwright and screenwriter Andrew Upton in 1997 and the couple has three sons together.
And it is her stable family life Blanchett credits with her down-to-earth outlook on fame.
She tells America's Vanity Fair magazine, "I don't exist in that world. I observe it, but there's so much else to be thinking about.
"Maybe it's because I'm with someone who's not with me because of that; I'm not a trophy. He likes the vessel, but he also wants to make sure the vessel is full.
"The world of film can be so noisy, but the other aspects of my life are actually the noisiest parts of my life. My best friends are a social worker and a visual artist."