Blake Lively Talks Friendships & 'Gossip Girl' Finale
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.