Sexy, super-stylish and seriously talented – could our October cover star Blake Lively be any more perfect?
Sexy, super-stylish and seriously talented – could our October cover star Blake Lively be any more perfect? We caught up with Hollywood’s rising star for a chat about finding fame, riding in Karl Lagerfeld’s Rolls Royce, and her romance with co-star Penn Badgley.
‘I’m on a very commercial show, so the last thing I want to do is a commercial movie,’ the gorgeous Gossip Girl says of her latest flick, The Town (directed by Ben Affleck, who was so impressed by her audition he rewrote a part just for her).
‘I wanna take risks, I don’t wanna play it safe. I mean, I could probably make more money if I did more commercial projects. It would be nice to buy an apartment but I’m 22 and I don’t need to yet’
On romance, Blake’s keeping quiet (‘At the end of the day, you’re just in any relationship. How does anybody go to work every day and come home? You just do it and it either works or it doesn’t’) but on style, she’s happy to open up.
‘I’ve always loved fashion,’ she beams. ‘That’s why I don’t use a stylist. Number one, it’s such an expression of self,’ she starts, before regaling us with the tale of how, while filming Gossip Girl in Paris, she recently met a fashion hero of hers, Karl Lagerfeld.
‘I was speaking with Anna Wintour,’ Blake gushes, ‘and we were just talking about different fashion houses and I said, “I love Chanel”, and she said, “You should come with me to the show”.
‘I also said I loved Dior. She said “OK, well I’ll take you to the Chanel and Dior shows and we’ll meet with Karl and John [Galliano] afterwards.
‘So I went to dinner with Karl Lagerfeld and we got to spend a lot of priceless time together. Oh my gosh, riding around in Karl Lagerfeld’s Rolls-Royce with the top down. Insane!’
Blake’s message to Marie Claire readers? ‘Live every day as if it were your last’.
Read the full interview with Blake Lively in Marie Claire’s September issue, on newsstands now.