Cate Blanchett Almost Missed Oscar Due To Bar Trip With Julia Roberts

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March 3, 2014 | 11:24am EST

Cate Blanchett almost missed her big win at the Oscars on Sunday because she was drinking at the bar with fellow actress Julia Roberts.
The Australian beauty scooped the Best Actress award for her part in Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine, but she only just returned to her seat in time to take to the stage and receive the trophy.
Blanchett has now revealed she lost track of time while chatting to Pretty Woman star Roberts at the bar.
She tells E! News, “The blessing and the curse of this (best Actress award) is it happens at the a**e end of the evening and so you watch so many other extraordinary people get up there and you lose track of the fact that you’re even nominated. And then you get taken by surprise, ‘It’s my turn’, and I was with Julia Roberts in the bar for rather too long and just got back to my seat in time.”