Cate Blanchett believes films are responsible for a generation of illiterate children.
The 38-year-old actress - who plays Queen Elizabeth I in new movie"Elizabeth: The Golden Age" - is concerned young people will take movies as fact, when they are really just interpretations of history.
Cate said, "It's terrifying that we are growing up with this very illiteratebunch of children, who are somehow being taught that film is fact, when infact it's invention. Hopefully though an historical film will inspire peopleto go and read about the history. But in the end it is a work of history andselection."
Cate also insisted she was not daunted by the prospect of portraying the Virgin Queen when so many esteemed actresses including Judie Dench, Helen Mirren, Anne Marie Duff and Bette Davis, have already played her.
She told BANG Showbiz, "No, I didn't find it daunting, it's actually verycomforting to know your sitting in a long legacy of actresses who haveplayed the role."
"I'm absolutely all for absorbing all of those influences so you understand the pedigree of the part as much as you understand the figure in history."