Looking in red, Blake Lively covers the July 2012 issue of Marie Claire magazine.
The ‘Gossip Girl‘ actress opens up about fashion, people’s perception of her and her upcoming gritty film, ‘Savages.’
On picking her own outfits: “My assistant will call fashion houses for me, but I always pick the outfit, shoes, jewelry, and a lot of times I do my own hair and makeup for events. Sometimes I think, God, why do I do this to myself? It’s so much extra work!”
On the public’s perception of her: “People like to draw parallels between my life and the scandalous stories on Gossip Girl. I dress the same as my character, so they think, She lives this life on and off set. I recently shared how many boyfriends I’ve had [four], and people were like, “That’s impossible!” But it’s true. I’ve been with very few people. If I’m not with somebody who really excites or inspires me, then I’d rather be by myself.”
On getting prepared for her role in ‘Savages‘: “I went to the gun range and learned how to shoot a gun for the first time. It was awful. I asked myself, Why were these things ever invented? But I did feel good that my first three shots were straight to the heart. It’s good to know – don’t mess with me in a gun battle.”
Photo Credit: Txema Yeste/ Marie Claire