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Blake Lively Talks Friendships & 'Gossip Girl' Finale

Blake Lively Talks Friendships & 'Gossip Girl' Finale

Blake Lively shows some leg in a white Cushnie et Ochs dress for a feature in Bullett‘s Summer 2012 issue.

Here’s what the 24-year-old actress had to share:

On working with director Oliver Stone in Savages: “Oliver is by no means a cheerleader. His movies very much reflect the strong, aggressive powerhouse that he is, so he’s not cooing at you along the way. It was challenging because you want to feel like you can do no wrong, especially with your director, but that definitely wasn’t the case here. It’s not a good thing or a bad thing – it’s just the way he works.”

On relationships: “I’m slow to build friendships, but they always end up being long and lasting. The way that I meet people is the same way that I’ve always met people. It might be weird if I was on JDate, but I’m not, so that’s good. I meet so many people in passing at parties, but I’ve never been a person who’s like, I know I just met you, but let’s exchange numbers and be best friends.”

On the eventual series finale of Gossip Girl: “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. And 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.”

FYI: Blake is also wearing a red Lanvin dress.

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Credit: David Slijper; Photos: Bullett
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  • mia

    “And 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.”

    Is there someone putting a Katherine Heigl?

  • kandi

    You can tell Blake doesn’t even try anymore on GG. She just says the words with no acting (not that she has any talent anyways)…

    But she’ll always have the casting couch so talent doesn’t really matter for her.

  • Dave Franco

    Only reason to watch the movie: She has a threesome scene in SAVAGES with Taylor Kitsch and Aaron Johnson. She is sexy but her face ain’t all that.

  • Peter

    what a beauty,she’s so hot ,hot body and innocent face

  • frisbee

    @Dave Franco: I thought there was no nudity in the movie and that there aren’t really any explicit sex scenes?
    Is this the beginning of the Savages campaign? Or does John Travolta have that covered?

  • Justin Aniston

    “But I am very lucky to have had that experience.” I love you, Blake, but it sounds like you take GG for granted? It launched your career!

  • Roo!

    I love Blake!!!

  • Piper

    uh oh. don’t count your Misha Barton before they hatch, Blakey dear.

  • fke

    @Piper: LOL so true!

  • Jack

    So boring but so beautiful girl,I dont understand how she can be so freaking boring

  • Loganna

    and actors wonder why people think they’re stupid. countless of examples before her and this idiot still think she’s going to be different.

    “don’t look at GG and think it’s my best work”? THE SHOW GAVE YOU A JOB!! you untalented hack. of all of the talentless big boobs around they picked you!! be grateful and shut up is the least you can do.

  • GG

    Hate her ,love Leighton ,Blake is a bi cth

  • as if

    Poor Ryan what a downgrade !

  • next

    She is sooo beautiful here.

  • Amber

    “I’m slow to build friendships”. She’s never been seen with a close friend EVER! It’s a bit strange.

  • GG

    @as if:
    Same as Scarlett,never find her appeal ,Leighton is way better than Blake and Scarlett ,Ryan should date Leighton

  • nerdish

    How many c^cks has she sucked so far?? We’ll see how long she’ll last after GG is finally over and Ryan dumped her boring A55 for the next hot mess in town.

  • Diana

    Blair > >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>.Serena

  • Elizabeth

    Great pictures, although I’m not sure she takes many bad ones.

    Having read comments about the end of the show from several cast members at this point, I don’t see Blake as ungrateful. She acknowledges it was an important experience, but that it is time to move on. Chace Crawford, Ed Westwick, and Leighton Meester have all said similar in recent press. Penn Badgley’s been saying he’s ready to go for years now.

    I’m looking forward to seeing Savages, because love them or hate them, I generally have a strong reaction to Oliver Stone films.

  • Diana

    Whore ,sl ut ,bi tch ,diva etc

  • Sparks

    Nose job, boob job and yet still quite ugly… Blake do us a favor STHU !

  • Jessica

    Leighton Meester should have Blake UN-Lively’s career

  • molly

    She has no talent at all, she sucks even GG. So Blake, GG is even too much for you.

  • Jessica

    Nose job, boob job and yet still quite ugly… Blake do us a favor STHU

  • Jessica

    LOL ,some many people hate Blake ,I like it

  • Chuck

    Leighton is best,hate Serena ,the worst character on TV

  • j

    I don’t think she’s ungrateful I just think she views herself as some great actress when she’s “okay” at best. It’s kind of hilarious to read an article where she explains that people shouldn’t look to Gossip Girl for her best acting. That’s kind of embarrassing for someone who claims to be a good actress is it not? I mean, if you’re a good actress your acting will be good regardless. It’s as if she’s admitting that she phones it in on Gossip Girl. I know that it’s hard to act well on a show with such shitty writing but if it’s your job to show the world you’re talented then don’t act like every other girl on a soap opera. At least try your best! Something is strange about her face in these photos. it’s like she’s starting to look like a skeleton. Perhaps she should start eating again.

  • djomih

    She’s pretty but I can’t help remembering that her nose is totally fake. Her teeth and her breasts. It’s actually alarming how different she looks now. Not the same girl whatsoever.

  • Sparks


    LOL one nutcase please!
    Write your own damn posts biatch :)

  • may

    got a new video here check it out thanks :D

  • Dan

    shes stunning wow

  • Danny

    How rude of the Assflacks not to name their baby after Blake.

  • Kara

    way to go jared, leave out this part:

    “Lively focuses on the incredible opportunities the series has granted her. ‘It’ll be bittersweet when it’s over because it gave me all of this’”

  • @Jessica

    Yes Jessie thats why you have made 4 posts on her here alone!!!
    Poor thing

  • MaisyRL

    correct me if i’m wrong, but didn’t she only get her role in Savages bc Jennifer Lawerance dropped out to do Hunger Games at the last minute? i saw Hick…just like the critics said, it was terrible. it was a movie i thought would be great. outside of The Town, where Lively was overpraised for her acting, i haven’t seen her in anything that establishes her as a genuine movie actress. and after Lively was replaced in The Bitter Pill by Rooney Mara…i just don’t see her career going anywhere. that was a very public ousting…and the hollywood favs right now seem to be RM, JL, Carey Mulligan, and Kristen Stewart. regardless…good luck to her.

  • Why?…

    do Leighton stans have to bring her up here? Can Leighton not exist on her own individuality sans Blake?
    I like them both and hope they do well but i hardly see Blake fans go to Leighton posts to bitch guess its the insecurity. I will be really glad when the show ends, Leighton and Blake would be forever apart , never to be joined in work or friendship and Meester crazies can focus on Leigton alone (she deserves all thats cool).
    But what am I saying that will never happen!!

  • Chace

    But you remain atypical unhinged and untreated Leighton stan still can’t stay away from any of her posts and tracking her every movement to analyse and wish for her failures can you?
    If you think you slam her by mentionijng that JLaw originally got this part don’t worry its already publicly known and is MENTIONED in this interview. So try a new b***y tact sorry ‘concern’
    Wish her ‘good luck’ LOL I doubt any thing wish towards Blake coming from you MsRL is genuinely good but whatevs

    In any case she kinda looks like Carolyn Bessett Kennedy here

  • Sam

    I don’t really like her but come on people she’s not UGLY! :P

  • Cleo

    I can’t wait to see her projects post-GG!

  • m.i.a.

    I love blake, but I do feel like she acted a bit…pretentious, to say the least.

    Her face is SUPER photoshopped, too. Naturally, she has smile lines.

    GG really boosted her career, before that she had only been on Sisterhood of the Travely pants–that was her claim to fame.

    GG made her an A-lister, the it girl. So it kind of pisses me off that she’s acting like she’s all that. PLUS have you noticed all the movies where she’s a main, don’t do very well, maybe the expection of 1 or 2.

    Overall, I have a friend whose brother grew up with Blake, and said she’s a nice girl, so good luck blake!

  • GoldenBlitch

    @Why Blake stans go on Leighton posts and vise versa. Don’t act like any fandom is completely innocent.

  • Silverblitch

    I do go to Leighton posts as I am a fan too. I very rarely see someone bring up Serena/Blake to denigrate Blair/Leighton as is often the case here. See Leighton stan crazy JessicaDianaSparks and her multiple posts just here.

  • Skounoupi

    she is really beautiful but i NOT a talented actress… she should try modeling or somethig… NOT ACTING!!!

  • Loganna

    shouldn’t you act like every acting job is a job interview for the next gig? also, if they don’t look at GG to see her as an actress then what should they look at? The Green Lantern? haha. it’s not like your IMDB is that long.

  • Jeffrey Sean Keith

    She will earn a Oscar nomination for Savages,Book it!

  • dela

    An Oscar? An Oscar?…

    Is this movie even going to receive any oscar attention? I thought it was bumped to the summer because it screened as a popcorn flick. If it was screened as an artistic piece they would probably wait to release it until october or november


    can’t act, slept her way to the top


    go watch Blake in Hick
    critics gave it 0%,her best work yet

  • DIVA

    ooo OMG! another crap …..she love publicity bla..bla..bla….i wonder why Ryan choose her….ooo please laaa…..

  • megan

    Blake is so beautiful!! I’m actually really excited to see savages!