London: Hollywood actress Cate Blanchett`s husband has told her that she had a short time left in the film industry.
The Australian actress has revealed her playwright spouse Andrew Upton told her upon her breakthrough role in `Elizabeth` in 1998 she would probably only have five years left making movies, W magazine reported.
"My husband keeps me really honest. I remember him saying to me after I made `Elizabeth`, `Sweetheart, you`ve probably got about five years`," she said.
"He was preparing me for the time when the work dries up, as it invariably does," Blanchett added.
Despite his brutal honesty, the `Robin Hood` actress is happy to work with her husband on projects including their second stint as artistic directors of the Sydney Theatre
Company because she understands the point of criticism.
"We`re really open. I have friends - she`s an actor-writer married to a director - and she was horrified when we said we were going to work together," Blanchett said.
"She said they don`t talk about work because they don`t want to venture into the territory of being criticized by your partner. But I know what to do with criticism," she added.
The couple also want to have another child, but predicts she will probably have another boy to add to their three sons, Dashiell, eight, Roman, six and Ignatius, two.
"If the next one was a boy, then that`s just our lot. It`s true you do get a bit demented with three boys. But the chaos of it is great," the actress said.