We have added x406 HD screencaps of Blake as Veronica in Woody Allen’s wonderful Café Society …
Actress Blake Lively was so anxious on her first day of shooting Woody Allen’s Café Society that she had to hold her co-star’s hand.
Blake Lively was shocked when she was asked to audition for Woody Allen’s new movie Café Society because she never saw herself as “fitting in” the director’s world. The comedy drama is set in 1930s Hollywood and tells the love triangle story between Bobby (Jesse Eisenberg), Vonnie (Kristen Stewart) and Veronica (Blake Lively).
Making her name in teen drama TV series Gossip Girl, Blake, 28, has recently been branching out into more serious roles, including a recent turn as a troubled surfer in The Shallows. But she never anticipated being cast in one of Woody’s offbeat dramas, and was extremely nervous when she auditioned for the role, especially as she wasn’t given any details about the character before she read the lines for the famed director.
“I did it once in a room with a couple of people and Woody – no cameras, very low-key. Then he says, ‘OK, do it again. Just this time, louder’. I realised I must have been whispering, I was so nervous,” she told Total Film magazine. “But the next day, I got a phone call asking if I wanted to do it. A Woody Allen movie is such specific writing, such a refined cadence, so I never saw myself fitting into that world, though I love it.”
Blake, who is married to actor Ryan Reynolds, was also extremely worried on the first day of filming Café Society as one of her first scenes had a lot of lengthy dialogue and she didn’t want to stumble on her words.
“(Co-star) Parker Posey was holding my hand under the table,” she confided. “I was intimidated because he’s an iconic filmmaker.
Café Society is showing in U.S. theatres now and opens in U.K. cinemas on 2 September (16).
Pregnant Blake Lively easily stole the show after she showcased her burgeoning bump in a flattering dress at the premiere of Cafe Society in New York last night. The blonde beauty looked in sparkling form as she glided down the red carpet while she got ready to take in her latest silver screen extravaganza. The 28-year-old, who it emerged in April is pregnant with her second child with husband Ryan Reynolds, seemed thrilled to be at the showpiece occasion in the Big Apple.
Blake had certainly dressed to impress in her plunging whiute gown, which was adorned with fashion forward pink floral pompoms. It also boasted an adventurously high hemline, which, coupled with her towering stilettos showed off her model-quality legs to the full.
There were plenty of other big names at the event, with her co-star Kristen Stewart, who cracked a rare smile on the red carpet, showcasing her feminine side in a flattering lace gown. Others who made memorable red carpet turns included Queen Of The Indies Parker Posey, model Heidi Klum and Batman V Superman star Amy Adams. Also there was Cafe Society director Woody Allen, who had dressed down for the occasion in a shirt, slacks and brown leather shoes. He was accompanied by his dazzling wife Soon-Yi Previn, who looked thrilled to be on her husband’s arm at the event. We have added x97 photos of Blake to the image gallery …