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Blake Lively on Woody Allen: 'He's Very Empowering'

Blake Lively on Woody Allen: 'He's Very Empowering'

Blake Lively gets her close up on the cover of Hamptons magazine’s latest issue.

Here’s what the 28-year-old The Shallows star had to share:

On filming her new movie The Shallows: “There would be cameras on helicopters and we’d be doing 16-minute takes, so it would go from out of the water, to in the water, to underwater, to getting hurt, to being attacked— it was very intense in every way…Ninety-nine percent of this movie was me acting to a piece of pink tape or a man with a shark fin swimming around me in circles just so the camera could track where the shark would be CGI’d later. That was incredibly challenging because I really appreciate having a costar to play off of and I feel like they always make me better. This movie, I only had my imagination to play off of.”

On working with Woody Allen on Cafe Society: “It’s really cool to work with a director who’s done so much, because he knows exactly what he wants. The fact that he does one shot for an entire scene—[and] this could be a scene with eight people and one to two takes—it gives you a level of confidence because when he’s got it, he knows he’s got it. He also is really encouraging as to why he cast you, so he’ll say, ‘Say the dialogue that’s written and then you can improvise for a while.’ And his dialogue is so specific, and it’s speaking in a 1930s dialect and [with period] references, so it’s intimidating to think, Oh, let me just improvise there and hope that my words blend seamlessly alongside Woody Allen’s. Which they clearly wouldn’t and don’t. But he’s very empowering.”

On her favorite type of roles: “The roles that I like to play are roles that challenge me, that scare me, or are ones that I don’t feel like I can do. Doing an isolation film made me work new muscles every way, in both the literal sense and the figurative sense.”

For more from Blake, visit Hamptons-Magazine.com.

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  • http://www.soundcloud.com/cigo8179 Christopher I. Gomes

    Just saw movie! So good! She can act!

  • Juicy Lucy

    She’s so,,…… deep……

  • guesteartt

    How about getting Woody to babysit for you one day then, Blake? Since he’s so empowering, he must be great for kids. I don’t mind Blake but Woody Allen is obviously a pedo and HW needs to stop enabling these people. Aside, he’s an overrated director/writer.

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  • gwen

    Not as deep as when you spend 2 hours manically obsessing about me from 2 different accounts and posting comments in my name:

    Toni Gee who is now posting as Juicy Lucy and TruthSayer has made 368(Aug 25 account) + 79(the account he changed from Magdelene Cloea to Gwen on Aug 31) posts in my name

  • gwen

    Toni Gee who is also posting as TRUTHSAYER /HUGH(Mr. Goodbar/Ralph Malph/Carmello Gagliano Johnson/TARQUIN BISCUIT-BARREL/Aunt Gwendolyn )/ LUCY(aka JUICY LUCY/Professor Trip )/JOY(Clovis) has made 1567(Aug 25 account) +83(the account he changed from Magdelene Cloea to Gwen on Aug 31) posts in my name!!!

    Aug 25-Toni Gee/TruthSayer created the account in my name(he made 200+ posts)

    Aug 28-Toni Gee/TruthSayer starts using my name to post on other threads on Just Jared(using my name to attack and bully another poster.

    Aug 31- Toni Gee/TruthSayer s changes his Magdelene Cleoa account to Gwen

    Sept 1-Toni Gee/TruthSayer starts using my name to post on TMZ(posting on comments on 2 Leann Rimes threads)

    Sept 4- Toni Gee/TruthSayer starts using my name to post on Dlisted(posting in the very old threads so that his posts are the first posts in the thread)

    Sept 4-Toni Gee/TruthSayer starts using my name to post on TooFab

    Sept 7-Toni Gee/TruthSayer starts using my name to post on Egotastic

    Sept 15-Dlisted removed all of the comments that Toni Gee/TruthSayer wrote in my name

    Sept 15, 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 23 & Oct 1, 3-Toni Gee/TruthSayer used my name to post on Perez Hilton

    Sept 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30-Just Jared put Toni Gee/TruthSayer on a temporary time out, not letting him post from the “gwen” account for 7 days due to complaints about his stalking and harassment(he did use his other accounts to upvote the comments he made from the gwen account during those days)

    Oct 1-Just Jared allows Toni Gee/TruthSayer to resume posting from the “gwen” account because they received an “incentive” from a certain country hasbeen

    Oct 2-Just Jared had to put Toni Gee/TruthSayer on a timeout from 5 am Sunday to 11 am Monday due to the complaints about his stalking and harassment. Just like his 7 day hiatus, Toni Gee/TruthSayer used his other accounts to upvote his posts. While he was on this time out, he was on TMZ manically posting from his HUGH account.

    Oct 3-Just Jared allowed Toni Gee/TruthSayer to resume posting from the “gwen” account because they received another “incentive” from a certain country hasbeen.

    Oct 6-Toni Gee/TruthSayer changed his HUGH account to Aunt Gwendolyn

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