Blake Lively on Serena: Nothing Like Me!

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Gossip Girl star Blake Lively says she's nothing like Serena. Stop us if you've heard that before!

The 24-year-old actress tells Marie Claire, which features her on its July cover, that she knows “People like to draw a lot of parallels between my life and the scandalous stories on Gossip Girl."

"I do dress the same as my character, so they think, 'she lives this life on and off set,'" Blake says, but it's not the case. She doesn't really live the socialite life ... or get around, at all.

"I recently shared how many boyfriends I’ve had [four], and people were like, ‘That’s impossible!’ But it’s true," she says. "I’ve been with very few people in my life."

If I’m not with somebody who really excites or inspires me, then I’d rather be by myself.”

Blake in MC

If memory serves, those four guys would be Ryan Reynolds, Leonardo DiCaprio, fellow Gossip Girl cast member Penn Badgley and ... the guy before Penn Badgley.

She says she doesn't have a stylist “Because I love fashion. It’s such an expression of self. I often see people and they look great, but I can identify who styled them. Every stylist has a signature."

Lively adds that she lucked out in the style department because "maybe it sounds jerky to say this, but I’m lucky to be on such a fashion-centric show [Gossip Girl]. There’s no designer I don’t have access to.”

Blake, who also appears in the film Savages, says that was nothing like Gossip Girl either: “I went to the gun range and learned how to shoot a gun for the first time."

"It was awful. I asked myself, ‘Why were these things ever invented? But I did feel good that my first three shots were straight to the heart. It’s good to know – don’t mess with me in a gun battle!”

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Viewers love to watch villains in the TV series. But I think Blake is a very popular role of Serena in season 1 and 2 since then Serena wanted to change, with its rock - Dan, and not be a bad girl who is constantly drunk, drugs, and changes boyfriends like socks! To the audience liked it, that the villain can become a positive person. I think Serena from season 1 and 2 is much better than Serena from 3, 4 and 5 of the season!


I agree with you, and continue doing what you know best!


@Elisa of course we agree! The reason why Ed better in season 5 played the character of Chuck because Chuck has changed, he became better and is no longer the bad guy. Dan is now assumed the role of villain, which he has become what Chuck was in season 1 and 2! For me, Blake Lively is beautiful and most talented actresses in Hollywood! I am her big fan, but I think it is because of being too busy she nodding played a role of Serena in season 5 (simultaneously she recorded two films Hick and Savages)! Of course I can not wait to get to season 6 of reconciliation Serena and Dan and finally their love defeat all obstacles!


l-o-fucking L Blake Lively you're so close to Lohanville.


maybe if these writers were talented, she would have been more convincing with her acting.


I just cant with her interview... So obnoxious


@Zoran, as usual, I agree with you!
Also Leighton and Ed always say that they are not like Chuck and Blair at all, so it's not so strange that also Blake doesn't have anything in common with Serena.
I love Serena, Chuck and Blair, and I also think that they are well portrayed by Blake, Ed and Leighton. It may be true that sometimes it seems that they don't put the same effort as they did in the first seasons, but it's quite natural after 5 years playing always the same role! Even though I believe that Ed has actually improved his acting skills during these years. He was amazing this season - he moved me everytime he cried/suffered (which means, unfortunately, most of the time)!


no wonder blake points this out again and again; serena is horrible. fun to play i suppose but she's definitely the number one tv character i love to hate. i wouldn't want people to think i'm a stupid spoiled bitch either


@Zoran pple just feel obligated to draw parallels for whatever reason, it is kind of stupid because ultimately the actor is their own person and the character should be defined by them not the other way around but pple keep asking anyway - would almost be easier to say we are soooooo alike just to shut everyone up whether it's true or false


I am sorry but I don't think she is being honest about social life...she is shows, arm in arm with designers, premieres, magazines...She is an It-Girl more than an actress really.

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