She said, “It’ll be bittersweet when it’s over because it gave me all of this. I think the best way to describe it is like someone who really enjoyed high school, and is like, ‘I’m a senior and I can’t wait for the next thing!’ Gossip Girl was so great, but what’s the next challenge in life? Because, you know, six years is a long time. As an actor who plays a caricature of myself on the show, I don’t think I’d say, ‘Watch Gossip Girl for my best quality of work.’ But I am very lucky to have had that experience.'”
Blake is in Oliver Stone’s Savages and plays a “Penny Lane-type spirit”.
“To play a blond California girl who gets with two men was scary. If it looks like me and talks like me, how do I turn it into something different? It would have been easier if I’d been thrown into the movie with a Scottish accent and purple hair.”
She shares on her character Ophelia, “I think it’s really hard for people to digest that these privileged kids are in a three-way relationship. Your heroes are all sleeping with each other, but they’re also in love. It’s very easy to dislike them, so when my character gets kidnapped, it’s like, ‘Well, good riddance!’ My greatest challenge was to make her life worthy of saving, to find the heart in this story.”
The actress – who is dating Ryan Reynolds – insists she’s not doing Savages for anybody but herself.
Lively adds, “I’m not in the business of trying to win the approval of my cast members, my director or my audience. If I were, I’d be so beaten down by insecurity that I’d never be able to perform. The only person I’m trying to prove something to is myself.”