Actress Cate Blanchett feared she wouldn't be able to devote much attention to her second child - because she loved her first offspring so much.

The ELIZABETH star's first child with husband ANDREW UPTON, DASHIELL, was welcomed into the world in December 2001 - and she immediately developed a strong bond with the baby.

So when she was pregnant again with ROMAN, Blanchett couldn't comprehend how she was supposed to share out the love.

She says, "Being a mother is a very expansive thing. Before my second was born, I was thinking, 'But I love the first one so much - how can I possibly love another child as much as this one?'

"And then, of course, as soon as Roman came along I found those reserves in myself, because you just do, and so it goes on and on."

23/12/2004 09:42