LOS ANGELES-Cate Blanchett is ‘not panicking’ about turning 50 next year.

The ‘Ocean’s 8’ actress - who turned 49 on May 14 - admitted she does think about how she is getting older from time to time, but insisted it’s not something she dwells on too much.

Speaking to the new issue of Harper’s Bazaar magazine, she said: ‘’I think about it on an existential level, sure, but on a career level, I refuse.

‘’It’s important to keep karate-chopping those doors down and creating new opportunities not just for yourself, but also for those who are coming up behind you. I’m not panicking on a work level. It’s more that there are so many lives I want to live.’’

The Australian star also reflected on her decision to relocate to East Sussex, England, two years ago, and admitted she and her family do miss her homeland.

She moved from Sydney’s Hunter’s Hill - where she lived for 11 years - with husband Andrew Upton and their children.

Together, they share sons Dashiell John, 16, Roman Robert, 14, Ignatius Martin, 10, and four-year-old adopted daughter Edith.

Commenting on the move, Cate added: ‘’We [her family] miss this country so much. It’s magnetic. I don’t think you really ever leave.’’

With a full family and worklife, Cate has previously admitted she would be a ‘’mess’’ if she tried to constantly juggle every commitment in her life.

Instead, Cate has learned to apologise for her shortcomings and quickly move on.

Discussing the possibility of having it all, she previously told Stella magazine: ‘’That’s a marketing myth to keep women feeling bad about themselves, frankly. There are times I say to my kids, to my friends, ‘I’m sorry, I’m off my game today.’