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, the former star of the CW’s “Gossip Girl“, is a versatile actress, having played complex roles for directors Oliver Stone, Ben Affleck and Woody Allen. 

It’s been a good summer for Lively, who had a role in “Allen’s Café Society“ and starred in the breakout hit “The Shallows“, where she plays a surfer who’s trapped on a rock and battling a great white shark—for 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.

THE FACTS:

  • 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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