Blake Lively on her choice of roles

Blake Lively - Doing things the hard way 

Photo: Columbia Pictures

Forget Gossip Girl’s handbags, it’s the toughest roles this 28-year-old wants

Blake Lively, former star of TV series Gossip Girl, is a versatile actress, having played complex roles for directors Oliver Stone, Ben Affleck and Woody Allen. 

This coming month, she can be seen in Allen’s Café Society and, more impressively, The Shallows, in which ‘surfer trapped on rock battles great white shark’ isn’t just the pitch, it’s the entire movie. 

Lively was inspired by husband Ryan Reynolds’ solo turn in man-in-coffin thriller Buried. “That was one of the reasons I wanted to take on this movie,” she told Entertainment Weekly, “because I know how tough it was for him.”

Deadpool v Lively in the water – a very 21st-century battle of the sexes.


  • REAL NAME: Blake Ellender Brown
  • BORN: August 25, 1987 (age 28) Los Angeles, California, US
  • FAMOUS FOR: Gossip Girl, Green Lantern, The Town
  • SPOUSE: Ryan Reynolds 
  • FUN FACT: Has stated that she is rather self conscious about being tall. (She’s a little over 5’10”.) So much so, that she actually dislikes wearing heels 
“If you have self-confidence, good things are going to happen to you” 
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09 2016 The Red Bulletin 

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