Breakout star Blake Lively is emerging as the buzziest, and busiest, of the 'Gossip Girl' gang. Lively is W Magazine's December cover girl. In the issue Blake talks about the perks of stardom, partying, real life tension with cast members and much more. Check out the highlights below...
On the perks of stardom: “I probably have, like, 60 gorgeous bags. I have a closet with my really sharp, fancy, nice ones—the ones that go with my Valentino pumps, for example. And then I have a closet with the ones that are a little more rugged-feeling, the kind that go with my Belstaff motorcycle boots.”
On her aversion to partying: “I don’t really like to go out. I’ll go listen to live jazz, but the club scene isn’t so fun for me.”
On denying gossip of real life tension with her co-star Leighton Meester: "I’ve never really had a competitive relationship in any work situation. The media is always trying to pit us against each other, I guess because it’s just not interesting to say, ‘Everyone gets along; everybody just works 18-hour days and goes home to sleep.’ That’s not fun to read, I guess.”
On transitioning from movies to television: “I’ve been learning as I’m going along. I thought, Okay, I’ll try a movie. And I was loving films, so I thought, No, I don’t want to try TV. But now I’m loving being on the show more than I ever could have imagined. It has been just the most amazing experience anybody could ever ask for. It’s such a blessing.”
On how the gossip cast is expected to get through a 55 page script every eight days: “You get used to it. I can read a four-page scene once and have it memorized. It’s a skill you learn in school: disposable cramming. We’re flying by the seat of our pants a lot of times, which is why I enjoy doing films. It’s a change of pace. It sounds cheesy, but with a film, you get to let each scene marinate.”