Attn interviewers: Never try to joke around with Cate Blanchett. She will end you.

Well, that was awkward.

Cate Blanchett – a very famous actress, by all accounts a very wonderful woman and very new mother – doesn’t like interviewers who horse around.

We know this because she was interviewed by Channel 10’s Johnathan Hyla for The Project, and she did not take kindly to Hyla’s whacky interview style.

First, Hyla tried to break the ice by mentioning beer. Blanchett’s response? “I don’t drink beer.”

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Cate Blanchett was NOT impressed. Image via YouTube.

After incredible awkwardness, the interview tried to start over. That’s when Hyla said, “Were you able to get that cat [in the film] to do what you wanted to do on a leash? I tried it with my girlfriend’s cat, and I couldn’t.”

Related: Surprise – and congratulations! Cate Blanchett welcomed a new baby.

Blanchett’s reaction can only be described as a mix of ‘Are you fucking kidding me?’ and ‘I can’t tell if this is a joke or not.’

She looks at him – looks back at her publicist – looks at him again. And then she just goes, “That’s your question? That’s your fucking question?”

“That’s your fucking question?”

Boom. End of interview.

Interviewers, take note – don’t try to joke around with Cate Blanchett. She’s not going to stand for it.

Since the full version below has been released, it’s obvious that Blanchett was in fact in on the joke.