But the Oscar-winning star only got a “little nickname in the head” and is fine after the bizarre incident, she added.
Speaking to former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard, Blanchett said: “I had a chainsaw accident yesterday, which sounds very, very exciting, but it’s not. Other than a small throat to the head, I’m fine.”
“Be very careful with that chainsaw,” Gillard replied. “You have a very familiar head, I don’t think people would want to see any lumps come out of it.”
The actress, who reportedly lives in East Sussex, England, did not think in detail about how the unusual accident happened.
The actress won Oscars for her roles in the films “Aviator” and “Blue Jasmine”.