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Blake Lively on Gossip Girl: Great Experience, Not My Best Work

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As Gossip Girl Season 6 approaches, Blake Lively has mixed feelings about her run on the CW's Upper East Side drama that made her a star coming to an end in the fall of 2012.

While it's obviously been a key reason for her professional success, the woman behind Serena van der Woodsen also believes it's a chapter of her life that's closing at the right time.

In an interview with Bullett, the 24-year-old says, "It'll be bittersweet when it's over."

Blake Lively in Red

"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.”

In “It Girl, Interrupted,” Serena, who surreptitiously took control of Gossip Girl's site from the still-unknown originator, says to Blair, “I’m ready to move on with my life, and I can’t do that with Gossip Girl tracking my every move.”

The line might as well have been written for Lively herself. She knows, however, that when it comes to branching out into film, this It Girl might not always get what she wants.

There will be unattainable parts, difficult shoots, and emotional scenes, but she seems ready, hungry even, for the shift: “I’m not in the business of trying to win the approval of my cast members, my director, or my audience.”

“If I were, I’d be so beaten down by insecurity that I’d never be able to perform. The only person I’m trying to prove something to is myself.”

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Xxmrskolmikaelsenxx

hahah nice excuse there Blake. For those of you who thinks Blake Lively is an awesome actress. Stop Smoking crack please. Her monotone voice and one-dimensional way of reacting to scenes doesn't make her a great actress. If she is a good actress, then it's like saying Chace Crawford can win an oscar for acting. They're both gorgeous and all but they're bland as fuck when they act.

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@Seif
The image is from the new issue of magazine Bullett. Blake Lively posed for the magazine and gave an interview. I am her big fan, but I can not understand why lately the most sad pictures?

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If Blake was difficult to play with Penn, it was supposed to leave the GG in season 4. Personally I think it did it would be very bad and stupid! It is possible that Blake bothers the popularity thanks to Serena. But anyone who has read some of her interview knows that Blake Lively has nothing to do with Serena, they are two completely different people. I think it's a great thing because it is so different person managed to portray the character Serena to audience. And finally for me as Serena and Dan (Blake and Penn) are most beautiful couple in love, sorry Blake!

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Why do people leave comments which do not like on how acting Blake Lively? For me, the actress Blake Lively is one of the most talented young actresses in Hollywood, plus she definitely prettiest! I agree with those who claimed that in the films where she was played by all most of the roles were very demanding for the young actress from 19-22 years. Certainly, these roles have been difficult, demanding and important roles, but GG definitely was celebrated around the world Blake Lively! I watched all her movies, except the last of two, and for me the best was Elvis and Anabelle. I am a big fan of Blake Lively, but I have little to criticize it because of such a statement. I think Blake is angry at the audience, which is still associated her with Penn, through Serena and Dan. But the audience was not guilty because Blake and Penn in season 1 and 2 of GG well played roles Serena and Dan, and consequently soared Blake and Penn in the world! If Blake was difficult to play with Penn, it was supposed to leave the GG in season 4. Personally I think it did it would be very bad and stupid! It is possible that Blake bothers the popularity thanks to Serena. But anyone who has read some of her interview knows that Blake Lively has nothing to do with Serena, they are two completely different people. I think it's a great thing because it is so different person managed to portray the character Serena to audience. And finally for me as Serena and Dan (Blake and Penn) are most beautiful couple in love, sorry Blake!

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Kimberly anne

Umm Blake, you can't really act in general so I would see how picking your best work is hard. Nowadays on GG you just stopped caring about your character.

Ava mila

I'm not saying she can't act at all, I'm saying she stopped trying for GG.
And she is admitting it herself so what's the point of praising something she herself is ashamed about. She didn't add nothing new to her character for all this years, she seems bored with Serena and everybody can tell which shouldn't be the case. Ed and Penn are bored too but they are still giving some effort and they didn't just give up like she did. I saw her on sisterhood and I thought- why the hell she isn't trying like that on the show that gave her so much.

Tanky girl

The people who think she is a bad actress have clearly not seen much of her work. Blake is a great actress, Elvis & Anabelle, The Town, Private Lives of Pippa Lee, these roles are difficult and she nailed every one. She gets wicked reviews from critics as well.

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Paha, 'best work' and what Green Lantern is? Sorry but she's not a very good actress.

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Darling, GG is not your best work because you're not the best actress in the world.