Blake Lively: Representing Real Girls In A Man’s World

Blake Lively stars in The Savages

She’s definitely no dumb blonde. | Source: WENN

Blake Lively is perhaps best-known for three things: her hair (gorgeous), her body (in amazing shape), and (of course) her awesome role as Serena van der Woodsen on Gossip Girl.

The thing is, Blake Lively should be known first-and-foremost as a kick ass actress who stands up for herself in an industry dominated by men. We’ve loved her since her days with The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants, but I’ve got to admit that I fell in love with Blake all over again (and in a totally different way) when I read a profile about her this weekend.

It turns out that when she was working on the new Oliver Stone movie, “The Savages,” she actually had a lot of sway over how her character would be portrayed. You might not think that’s such a big deal, but this movie involves some of the biggest, most influential men in the industry–and it takes guts to call such powerful people out when you don’t think something’s right. “The character in the novel was written by a man, as was the character in the screenplay,” Blake explained, “and it’s hard for any older man to know what it’s like to be a 20-year-old girl.” So she spoke up, changes were made, and PRESTO, her character became more believable.

Right on, Blake. We can’t wait to see what you’ll be up to once this final season of Gossip Girl wraps (although we really don’t want to see one of our favorite shows end, either!).

Who here is excited to see The Savages? Do you love Blake Lively as much as we do? Tell me all about it in the comments.

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  • Ashley

    I went to see Savages and it was amazing. I admire Blake because, not only is she beautiful, but she is strong. She is the type of woman who girls should look up to. In this role with so many men who are seem intimidating and interesting, I found myself leaning more toward her character O (short for Ophelia). Her story and the way her mind worked in this movie were probably more interesting than her sexy male leads (Taylor Kitsch and Aaron Johnson) who she is with in the movie. Blake Lively is one of today’s most amazing actresses in my opinion.