Cate Blanchett 'absolutely besotted' with adopted daughter Edith

Cate Blanchett's adopted daughter Edith is the perfect addition to her family. Speaking to Sky News at the Australian premiere of her latest film Cinderella, the Oscar-winning actress said she is "absolutely besotted" with her new daughter.

Andrew Upton, Cate's playwright husband of 17 years, added Edith's arrival has been "very exciting" for the family.

Cate Blanchett, pictured wearing a Roksanda Ilincic dress, is "absolutely besotted" with her baby daughter

The little one herself, whose full name is Edith Vivian Patricia Upton, was understandably absent at Sunday's premiere, which took place at the State Theatre in Sydney.

Fulfilling Cate's promise that her sons Dashiell, 13, Roman, 10, and seven-year-old Ignatius would be seeing Cinderella "for sure", however, the trio stepped out on the blue carpet to support their mum.

Cate Blanchett and Andrew Upton married in December 1997

Representatives for Blue Jasmine star Cate and her Australian husband Andrew confirmed to HELLO! Magazine that the couple had adopted a baby girl at the beginning of the month.

The news was first reported in Australian news outlet Women's Weekly, who claimed that Cate was telling her friends about the new arrival and had been seen cradling her as she waited at the school gates to collect her sons.

An eagle-eyed Twitter user also spotted Cate and baby Edith getting on a plane from Los Angeles to Sydney, writing on the social networking site: "Just getting on a flight at LAX and #CateBlanchett is on board. With a tiny baby."

Cate Blanchett receiving a surprise hug from her son Igantius at the premiere of The Hobbit

Melbourne-born Cate, 45, is known to be a hands-on mum and is regularly seen taking her boys to and from school.

"It’s true you do get a bit demented [with three boys]," she told W Magazine in 2010. "But the chaos of it is great."

"Everyone says, 'Oh, you must have [been trying] to have a girl,'" she added, saying that she is happy with her children regardless of their gender. "If the next one was a boy, then that's just our lot!"