Cate Blanchett loses temper during interview for The Project

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CATE Blanchett is known for her calm and quick-witted responses.

But the usually collected actress lost her temper during an interview for Australian TV after she appeared to take mild offence to The Project's Jonathan Hyla lack of sensible questions.

The conversation got off to a particularly awkward start when Hyla suggested the Melbourne-born actress should have a beer with him during the interview.

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"I do not drink beers," she said, coolly.

"What should I have brought that would have helped break the ice here?" Hyla asked.

"Potato vodka," she replied, adding: "Getting back to the movie at hand - one of us has to do our job."

But his next question failed to inspire. Asking how her character keeps her cat on a lead in the film, he said: "I tried to put my girlfriend's cat on a leash and it just never works for me!"

"That's your question? That's your f**king question?"

"Nice to meet you," she ends it, before giving Hyla a reluctant high five.

Last year, a video of Blanchett calling out red carpet sexism went viral following her appearance at the SAG Awards.

The Blue Jasmine star found herself the victim of one particularly objectifying sweeping camera shot, that aimed to capture her outfit from the hem of her Givenchy gown to the tip of her side-swept hairstyle.

Crouching down to the E! cameraman's level, she pointed at him and said: "Do you do that to the guys?"

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