Blake Lively covers the September 2014 (20th Anniversary) issue of Marie Claire Magazine.
She talks about food, a lot. She talks about how her husband is her best friend. Her “greatest joy comes from Canada”. She wants to give back to the world. She doesn’t drink. She’s never done drugs. You can watch the behind the scenes video here and read the full interview here.
On her relationship with Ryan Reynolds: “We’ve never gone a week without seeing each other. There’s no major decision that I make without him. The best part is when we turn off our phones and just talk and hang out. He’s my best, best friend. What do you do with your best friend? You do nothing.”
On her past claims of wanting 30 kids of her own: “I gotta get started. If I could spit out a litter of kids, I would.”
On her new venture, Preserve, an immerse lifestyle e-commerce website: “I went straight from high school to Gossip Girl, and both were very structured, scheduled environments, so I never had freedom to explore and carve my own path. When I finished my show, I wanted to take a break from acting and try what I would have tried if I hadn’t acted, and that was this.”
On her involvement in the PBS documentary miniseries A Path Appears: “I don’t pretend to speak for anyone, but my feeling is that the general consensus in the United States is that [sex trafficking] is elective here–that when women are prostituting themselves, it’s their choice. But what you realize when you start talking to these young women is that they’re in emotional chains.”
On Reynolds’ favorite meal: “Honestly, all he wants to eat is hot-fudge sundaes.”