But the Oscar-winning star only suffered a “little nick to the head” and is OK following the bizarre incident, she added.
Speaking with former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard, Blanchett said: “I had a bit of a chainsaw accident yesterday, which sounds very, very exciting, but it wasn’t. Apart from the little nick to the head, I’m fine.”
“Be very careful with that chainsaw,” Gillard replied. “You’ve got a very famous head, I don’t think people would like to see any nicks taken out of it.”
The actress, who reportedly lives in East Sussex, England, did not go into detail about how the unusual accident transpired.
The actress has won Academy Awards for her roles in “The Aviator” and “Blue Jasmine.”