Turns out, playing a Manhattan socialite is easy. At least, it is for Blake Lively.
The blond beauty, who plays the wealthy Serena van der Woodsen on the hit series Gossip Girl, says that slipping into character is a cinch for her.
“I can snap into Serena very easily. The way I dress as Serena is pretty much the way I dress as me. I’m living in New York City, shooting in New York City,” she tells the February issue of Esquire magazine. “I’m in a comfort zone.”
But these days, Lively is trying to leave that comfort zone behind.
Her upcoming big screen flick, The Town, which co-stars Ben Affleck, features Lively as a poor woman from the wrong side of the tracks, who even gets assaulted in one scene.
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Playing Gossip Girl‘s queen of the Upper East Side – in a wardrobe to die for – has propelled Blake Lively to It girl status. So how does a 21-year-old former class president cope with instant celebrity?
Are you surprised by the impact Gossip Girl has had?
Just the fact that it’s airing anywhere else is unbelievable. It feels like everybody’s playing a big hoax on us.
Is it true your brother Eric whisked you away on a tour of Europe to convince you to become an actress?
Blake Lively and Leighton Meester take the April cover of Rolling Stone magazine! It’s a really smokin’ and fun photoshoot. The rest of the Gossip Girl cast is also inside the magazine. View some outtakes below and there is also a behind the scenes video here. Captures of that will come soon.
“They didn’t tell us anything about the concept,” Blake Lively says. “We didn’t know we’d have any props, but we saw this big fun table — like a kid’s birthday party. Um, some of it was a little mature for a kid’s birthday party. Some of the … inflatable items. But it’s all been a surprise; it’s been really fun.”
WOW! Blake is on the cover of Vogue magazine the february issue and she just looks so amazing! I just have to say wow, this must be my absolute favorite magazine cover of her, she looks so elegant and gorgeous! What do you think? I’ll add more scans, outtakes and behind-the-scene fottage very soon.
Blake Lively is features in the december issue of W Magazine, she’s on the cover . I have the cover for you and some shoots pictures. I will try to add the scans as soon as possible, since I live in sweden it takes a month longer for the magazines to come here. You can read the article from the magazine futher down. Here are som previews of the photoshoots images.
Levelheaded Blake Lively is emerging as the buzziest (and busiest) of the Gossip Girl gang.
Blake Lively is a starving artist. “I’m hungry. You hungry? Let’s meet at Sant Ambroeus,” she says, by way of cell phone introduction. Within minutes she’s stepping out of a taxi, an endless stream of legs and golden hair. The pint-size ristorante in New York’s West Village is, on a Saturday afternoon, predictably packed with the type of diners who are too cool to freak out about the numero uno Gossip Girl but not so jaded that they don’t notice her. Over the course of the next hour and a half, only a mother and her trembling tween daughter openly fawn over Lively. Sure, a guy at the next table chats her up, but that’s only because he really, really needs to know if he should order the eggplant appetizer that the gorgeous 21-year-old is digging into with gusto.
Blake is on the cover of Teen Vogue magazine. Hopefully I’ll get my hand on the magazine very soon, so I can scan the pages. Here’s what I found on their webpage:
TOP SHOPPER: This chic actress has developed quite an eye for style. She took copious notes on some of her favorite pieces—such as a Richard Chai white-striped waistcoat, a black leather and elastic Burberry belt, and Manolo Blahnik for Alexander Wang white cutout pumps—so she could buy them in New York!
NOT TOO COOL FOR SCHOOL: Blake couldn’t wait to get home to spend QT with her Gossip Girl cast. “We do everything together. It’s like being freshmen in college,” she says. “I found my passion when I started acting, but I was sad that I had to miss out on school. So it’s nice to have a collegiate experience.”
BLAKE, ON SERENA: “Everyone thinks I’m like her. Hello, it’s called acting. My idea of a good time in high school was going to Fuddruckers for a show-choir fund-raiser, not hanging out at the Palace Hotel sipping martinis.”
BLAKE, ON FAME: “My life is no longer anonymous. A few days ago, we were filming, and by the time we came outside, six hundred people were waiting for us. I felt like a Spice Girl!”
BLAKE, ON RUMORS: “They make up stuff about me and Leighton [Meester] ‘feuding.’ There’s always going to be drama on set, but it’s just not true that we dislike each other. Or that we’re all dating each other!”
BLAKE, ON DATING CO-STAR PENN BADGLEY: “I try not to talk about my dating life. I want to, but once you start, it’s all downhill from there.”