In advance of all that, however, Blanchett will have a few blessedly domestic weeks in Sydney, where Dash will start the new school year and she and Upton will work on renovating their house. Green before it was hip—she cites Al Gore and David de Rothschild as heroes and believes that leaf blowers “sum up everything that is wrong with the human race”—the couple are trying to make the ecological footprint of the home as small as possible, installing solar panels and even a filtration system that will allow them to drink their own wastewater. She plans to cook a lot—“I actually squeezed the raspberries to make the coloring for Roman’s birthday cake icing,” she says proudly—and read Roald Dahl books to the children before bed. “Believe it or not, I’m pretty good at just doing nothing,” she says. “I’m either sitting very still or running very fast.” And, as if on cue, she’s up from her chair and off into the night. “I’m shooting again tomorrow. Early."