September 2, 2009

Cate Blanchett injured during play

Cate Blanchett was injured when her co-star in the Sydney stage production of A Streetcar Named Desire accidentally hit her with a radio during a fight scene.

People.com reported Blanchett, 40, was knocked down and bleeding from the head during Tuesday night's preview performance at the Sydney Theatre.

Blanchett, who plays Blanche DuBois in the show, reportedly tried to continue, but stopped when she realized she was bleeding.

The theater's lights were then turned on and the audience told the rest of the performance had been canceled.

Cate's just fine, a spokesman for the theater told People.com, adding Wednesday night's performance was expected to go on as planned.

The magazine did not report the name of the actor who accidentally hit Blanchett.

The actress's film roles include The Aviator, I'm Not There and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.