In Studio With Blake Lively: Playing a Blind Woman Who Regained Sight in ‘All I See is You’ interview by The Hollywood Reporter…
Blake Lively plays a deadly assassin in her new espionage film The Rhythm Section, her character Stephanie Patrick loses her family in a plane crash that she later finds out was planned. Before seeking revenge, she turns to drugs and alcohol to cope. Blake proved her dedication to the role on Monday, as she covered up in dishevelled layers and unflattering make-up while filming in Dublin.
We have updated the gallery with new photos of Blake at press events for her latest movie All I See Is You …
x632 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in NYC October 13th 2017
x330 ABCs Good Morning America October 2017
x45 All I See Is You screening in NYC October 16th 2017
x21 Blake and Ryan are spotted out for a stroll in NYC October 17th 2017
x66 Blake and Ryan attend a special fan screening of All I See Is You October 16th 2017
x26 Special Event for All I See Is You October 16th 2017
x32 Arrives at an office building wearing a blue wrap trench coat in NYC October 16th 2017
x08 All I See Is You Press Day 2 in NYC October 16th 2017
x11 All I See Is You Press Day in NYC October 16th 2017
x07 Leaving her hotel in NYC October 16th 2017
x36 Arriving at her hotel in NYC October 16th 2017
x27 Leaving Good Morning America with a different outfit in NYC October 16th 2017
x147 Arriving at Good Morning America in NYC October 16th 2017
x19 Spotted at JFK Airport in NYC October 12th 2017
x20 Spotted at LAX Airport in LA October 11th 2017
How All I See Is You challenged Lively to dig into a difficult role and see nude scenes in a new light.
In the upcoming drama All I See Is You, Blake Lively plays a nearly blind woman whose sight is restored after an urgent, miraculous surgery. The character, Gina, then goes through a whirlwind of change, discovering new things about herself, her sexuality, and her marriage. It’s a fraught psychological affair, with Gina’s husband (played by Jason Clarke) slowly realizing that he misses the days when his wife was wholly dependent on him.
“It’s the performance that I’m most proud of,” Lively tells Vanity Fair.
Directed by Marc Forster, the film requires a lot of Lively, who appears in nearly every scene as her character transforms from a meek woman into a determined siren. Forster shapes the drama with experimental flair, featuring kaleidoscopic imagery and racy scenes that required Lively to appear partially nude on screen for the first time in her career.
That was so outside her wheelhouse that Lively almost never saw the script in the first place; her team assumed she would not be interested in a role that required nudity, and Forster was unwilling to remove it. “I thought well, he’s not unmoving. Let me read it and if it’s great, then I’ll [talk] him out of it.”
So Lively read the script, and instantly fell in love—nude scene and all. The way Forster had written it actually changed the way Lively viewed on-screen nudity: “I always find nudity distracting,” she says. “I’m very in love with my husband, but if there’s a pair of boobs out, I’m a human being! You’re like ‘boobs!’ It doesn’t mean I’m lusting for them, [but] when there’s naked boobies, you look at them.”
For character research, Lively consulted with blind friends and experimented with using blackout glasses. Throughout the film, the actress also has to wear a variety of contact lenses to show her character’s evolving states of visibility. In an act of true kismet, the on-set lens technician who worked with Lively had actually gone through something similar to her character’s experience, and was able to serve as an instant resource for the actress.
“I was really acting for her,” she says. “[I would ask] is this the accurate reaction? How do you feel? If I would make her laugh, or if I would make her cry . . . then I knew I was doing my job.”
The film took place and was actually shot in Thailand last year. Lively leapt right into the job just four months after giving birth to her second daughter, working grueling 19-hour work days. “I don’t remember a moment that we weren’t filming,” she says. “It was the most intense film I’d ever been on.”
When asked how one manages to keep up regular 19-hour work days, Lively laughs: “You just stop sleeping at night.”
All I See Is You hits theaters on October 27. Check out an poster and screencaps we have added to the gallery…
The trailer for Blake Lively’s latest thriller which debuted at the Toronto Film Festival.
In All I See is You Blake stars alongside Jason Clarke as couple whose perfect marriage unravels. Gina (Lively) lost her vision after a car accident during childhood. She depends on her husband James (Clarke) to be her eyes. She regains her sight through a corneal transplant and the marriage and relationship is turned upside down.
We have also added x05 new stills and set photos to the gallery…
We have added some more photos of Blake in Toronto on the set of A Simple Favor yesterday. Also a little news factoid was released today stating that actress Jennifer Lawrence auditioned for Blake’s charater Serena van der Woodsen in Gossip Girl.
The show’s creator Josh Schwartz just revealed in an interview with Vulture that Lawrence actually auditioned for the part back when she was a teenager! “We did not realize this at the time, but Jennifer Lawrence really wanted to play Serena and auditioned,” he told the site. “This story came to us secondhand, but we were told she definitely auditioned and was bummed to not get it.”