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.