Blake Lively, mouth-breather for Glamour: “I’m not this super-tortured soul”


Here are some fully-clothed shots of Blake Lively’s photo shoot for Glamour Magazine. She’s their July cover girl, probably to promote her supporting part in The Green Lantern. The photo shoot is… well, I think she looks pretty in most of the shots, but JESUS CHRIST, someone tell this chick to close her mouth. I don’t mean that I want her to stop talking – she gives a good interview – I’m talking about getting her to PHYSICALLY shut her mouth while posing her photos. It’s The Open-Mouth Syndrome that is running rampant throughout young Hollywood. Blake might even have it worse than Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson combined.

Anyway, obviously, this interview was conducted before Blake and Leonardo DiCaprio officially became a couple in the south of France last month, so there are no quotes about HOW she won The DiCaprio’s Heart and Loins. Go here to read the full Glamour piece, and here are some highlights:

On twitter: “People ask me why I don’t tweet. Honestly, I’m so sick of myself.”

On becoming the new face of Chanel’s Mademoiselle handbag: “It’s such an honor. When I found out I got [the job], you and I [Editor’s note: She’s talking to Florence Welch] went to dinner and concocted this plan, like two little girls at a tea party, saying, “Oh, it would be the best if we had a party. And you’ll perform, and we’ll do it in Paris.” Like you and I were in charge of Chanel!”

On being her own stylist: “You know, my mom modeled and made clothes, so I always had such an appreciation for design. And then Gossip Girl completely blew open the door to fashion for me. I’d go to fashion shows and call my publicist and say, “Can I wear that?” I think I became my own stylist by not knowing any better. And once I was told it was time to get one, I thought: This is one of my favorite hobbies! And I’m going to pay someone to steal my hobby from me? That’s a terrible idea!

Being nervous at her first Met Gala: “You’re referring to this beautiful teal Versace dress that I wore. I loved that dress, but I am far too shy to walk around in a dress like that with a slit up to my neck. So I thought, The only way I can wear this is to pretend I’m someone else. Who is somebody who completely owns her sexuality? I thought, Marilyn Monroe! So I’m going to be Marilyn Monroe tonight.”

On getting ready for an event: I like it to be easy. I don’t feel like I have to do so much with hair and makeup, because I’m the mannequin for these beautiful clothes, so I never want to do anything too distracting. Most of the time, I put my hair in a ballerina bun, and I take it down and it’s wavy, and then I leave. I feel shy when people are fussing on me. And my diet of choice before events is a chicken potpie from Tea & Sympathy, because they never have enough food at these things.”

On breakups: “Every relationship you have, you’re learning and growing and taking something from that. So for me, it’s never been too dramatic of a thing when something ends.”

Working on The Town: That’s the real me—that’s what you don’t know! [Laughs.] No, I’m drawn to those roles because [they’re so] rare, especially for someone my age. Women in film are often the prizes for the men and nowhere near as layered or complex as the men get to be. My character in The Town was written for a 37-year-old. I had to fight for that role. But also, I’m not this super-tortured soul, so it’s fun to be able to go there.

Being confident: Well, I have a strong sense of myself. That gives me a sense of security, you know? If I define myself by things that are always changing, like the public’s opinion or what I’m wearing or what job I’m doing, there’s no stability in that.

[From Glamour]

I’ve seen The Town several times, and I’m here to tell you that Blake really isn’t any good in it. Some actors’ performances grow on you through repeated viewings – like, I thought Ben Affleck did a much better job the second time I watched The Town. But after the first time, you just realize how miscast Blake was in that role, and then you start to wonder what the hell she had to do to get the part. Oh, Blake. So much ambition, so little actual talent.


Photos courtesy of Glamour & Hot Celebs Home.

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  1. Chris says:

    The 100 Greatest Movie Threats of All Time link was gold.

  2. luls says:

    Her BODY is quite literally, INSANE. And her eyes/coloring are beautiful.

    Yet theres still something unattractive… Im not sure what.

    Btw, i think she’d be much more unique and striking as a BRUNETTE. Blonde hair washes her out. (As it does to Aniston)

    As for her acting talent: Not awful. Just mediocre.

  3. RocketMerry says:

    Fashion editors, movie producers, directors… they all seem to push her so much as the next big thing when really, it’s so clear she’s not.
    She must be so fascinating in person, an incredible “charmer”.

    Oh, and ps. What the heck is going on with that reddish hair and orange skin? She looks BAD. Go back to blond or at least stop tanning.

  4. Enny says:

    Well, the leading theory is that she went out one night to a club, ran into Ben Affleck, went into a bathroom with him and let him, err, in the backdoor. I don’t know how much “work” that actually was, if true.

  5. geekychic says:

    why don’t we gossip about the fact that there are more pictures leaked, and that it MUST be her (tatoos, bracelet etc…) and how will that go with her new status as dicaprio’s girl?
    i mean, yes, she is pretty in that california girl way, but her acting is just….no.

    oh, and that comment about chanel-my god, i hope Karl reads this and freezes her with his “death” stare: i’ll try to be nice and say it this way: it makes me….irritated.

  6. matt says:

    This woman cannot act. I also applaud her hustle, its amazing how far she has got herself.

  7. KJ says:

    Last two shots are GORGEOUS. I normally think Blake photographs old in candids, but from certain angles you can appreciate her great bone structure.

    She did suck ass in the town tho, low point of a movie with great performances.

  8. Bubbling says:

    Agreed, she has ridiculously good body, nice hair (minus the orange phase), meh face and NO acting skills…Girlfriend can’t act to safe her life, tho is not like Gossip girl cast is big on acting

  9. oneflygirl86 says:

    Blake always looks SO OLD in the face!! What is that about?!!! Something is weird about her face…

    As far as The Town- I’ve basically read the same rumor #5 concerning Ben Affleck. I think that’s why as soon as Jennifer Garner got a whiff of it she was all of a sudden on the set and by his side more.

    I also believe the Harvey Weinstein rumors…

  10. Nick says:

    The cover photo looks photoshopped to no end.

  11. gabs says:

    She looks gorgeous and I love her hustle. I could really be a Blake Lively fan if she actually was a good actress though. Its a shame. No talent other than social climbing.

  12. garvels says:

    There is no denying that she is physically attractive but her personality, in my opinion, came through when I saw her do an interview with America Ferrara a few years back. The interview seem to revolve around Blake and her gossip girl fame verses the movie she was promoting with America. America just sat there while Blake went on and on about herself. I just think she is a really ugly manipulative narcissist with big boobs,nice legs and no acting talent.

  13. LLLLLL says:

    Her body itself is insane! Her face is meh. All the photos are beautiful but she looks kinda like a drag in the Glamour cover shot. Why did they choose that particular photo as the cover? Weird.

  14. The H says:

    I have to applaud her boldness. Incredible ass -legs- boobs – do not hurt!

  15. noway says:

    too bad she wasn’t naturally blessed with big boobs though. i must commend her plastic surgeon for a job well done.

  16. Samigirl says:

    I think she’s gorgeous. AND I love the fact that there are MORE hacked pics that just got released. Ones where she had tats in “The Town.” I guess these nudie pics were sent to Ben instead of Leo.

  17. LL says:

    Yup, you’re right. She does need to close her mouth.

  18. Lala11_7 says:

    This is the first pictorial of her that I thought…”they hit it out of the park!!!”

    I’ve never really seen her act in movies (except for one with Robin Wright and Keanu that was so friggin’ odd?!?!)…so I can’t make a judgement call on her talent…

    Her hustle though? It’s the best I’ve seen in an young actor in a minute

  19. Embee says:

    She wears clothes beautifully.

  20. tapioca says:

    “i must commend her plastic surgeon for a job well done.”

    Don’t forget the guy who did her nose – kept the character, and it’s still got a natural look, but refined it just enough. A round of applause.

    “She wears clothes beautifully.”

    She does look rather fabulous in the last 2 pics with the spotty top; then again, she looks great with NO clothes on too!

  21. mln76 says:

    I kind of like her for her pluck…but the girl can’t act, she’s just a charming fameho…Leo is going to do a number on her and although I feel guilty I can’t wait for it to play out.

  22. brin says:

    TMZ has more photos from the hacker who isn’t giving up that those nude pics are Blake.

  23. GeekChic says:

    I have to give the girl credit. She has ambition that stretches for miles. As an ambitious type myself, I can appreciate the amount of work that goes in to that sort of naked ambition. As an aside, the photoshoot is actually gorgeous.

  24. SW says:

    I agree with all of that. Her body is friggn amazing, her acting is just mediocre and there is just something …off… BUT she does give a good interview.

  25. Roma says:

    Why? Why must she be the next IT girl? I feel like everywhere I turn I see her – and quite frankly I don’t think she’s a great actress.

  26. geekychic says:

    @ geekChic (nice nick, btw!;)
    yes, but i appreciate ambition when it has some meriority behind it-when you have some talent, or some serious work behind that ambition. when it has nothing behind it, except “i’ll do anything/one (?) to get there, no matter who i’ll run over while doing it”-that’s just disgusting.
    (it’s the same as some of the female students in my class who always come inappropriatly dressed and full on “flirting” with our bachelor professor, but their essays and presentations are for s***. He reads mine last,yes, but mine is still the best.;)

  27. mia girl says:

    OK, the following cut and paste is long but I HAD to share with my friends at CB :) . I just read this comment on the TMZ site and now that the new leaked photos include tatoos from her role in the Town, this is what we may get from Lively’s camp… LMFAO!!!!!

    “Here’s my stab in the dark: assuming that this series of photos was taken while Ms. Lively was filming The Town, she could have snapped herself in these various poses in preparation for her sex scene with Ben Affleck. In none of the shots does she wear the cloying kind of seductive expressions that Vanessa Hudgens sported in virtually all of her sexting pics that were released online. We haven’t seen any graphic/porno crotch-shot a la Vanessa.

    In fact, none of these photos bear resemblance to the ubiquitous images of naked nubile women that are hacked (or voluntarily shared) from a personal recording device. Each photo of Blake looks to me to be “test shots” she took, so that she could have detailed views of her exposed body from the various angles and in the numerous poses she might have anticipated to film in that physically revealing scene. Knowing how the camera magnifies every flaw on a person’s body, it’s not unreasonable to consider that Ms. Lively wanted to be aware of any perceived flaw (i.e. a blemish or spot of cellulite) before disrobing in front of the crew, under harsh lighting.

    Still, regardless of whether or not she took these self-portraits as a professional aid or as intimate pictures to share with her significant other, from everything I’ve read about this young lady and learned from her warm interviews, she is an unaffected actresses whose level of small-screen fame and blossoming big-screen success would cause other less-grounded starlets to lose themselves in the Hollywood lifestyle that swallows up so many young actors. We don’t hear about her getting drunk, doing drugs, having indiscriminate sex or crashing cars. So what if she panicked and had her representative deny the authenticity of these very personal photos? Give Blake a break. She didn’t hurt anyone and has always conducted herself professionally. She has a big future ahead of her. This violation of her privacy will be a blip in her IMDb biography.”

  28. Blue says:

    She has good hustle, terrible actress. They really need to ease up on the photoshop. I didn’t even realize it was her until I read the headline

  29. original kate says:

    exactly how many married men has this chick slept with? didn’t she supposedly sleep with goop’s husband or was that another bland starlet? there are so many it’s hard to tell them apart.

  30. The Other Katherine says:

    The Blake Lively press reminds me of when the mags were trying to shove Gretchen Mol down our throats. However, I think Blake is much savvier (and better looking) than Gretchen ever was.

  31. garvels says:

    Geekychic-My sentiments exactly.

  32. Kara says:

    These are excellent photos imo. When I see her at events or in candid shots, I don’t find her attractive at all. Here she looks attractive.

  33. Karen says:

    I was a regular viewer of Gossip Girl when it first came out and I recall the various blogs and entertainment websites who praised the talents of Leighton Meester over Blake Lively. I came to realize that Leighton did so much more with her character than what Blake was bringing to the table with her portrayal but there is just something so watchable about Blake that I found I could not take my eyes off her. That hair, the way she wears the GG costumes…she does have “it” and I can see why the fashion peeps are all over her.

    Having said that, I also jumped on the “bitch on Blake” bandwagon but now I just don’t care enough to hate on her. She does have amazing hustle and I’m crazy jealous of her body. She is essentially harmless and I wish she would own up to the nude pics so that the media can drop the issue and she can move on. People have done much worse and not received anything close to the amount of snark she’s receiving. I’m not hating on those who can’t stand her…I’m simply stating the reason why her famewhoring or hustle doesn’t bother me. Go make that money and fame while you can, honey. That body may not last forever but one day you can revel in how damn amazing it looked in those pics you keep denying :)

  34. jover says:

    Agree with most posters esp. roma and garvels – this girl has to have some backroom skills the other actress in The Town was much better than her; she may be big with certain people in fashion/hollywood but I just don’t believe she has connected with the public at all too much of a hollywood insider; and I still want to see models return to fashion mag covers; actresses have enough outlets to plug themselves and their products.

  35. Eve says:

    “I’m not this super-tortured soul”

    Of course you’re not. You’re the super naked girl!

  36. shay says:

    I didn’t get Leo’s choice of Blake since he’s a well known modelizer until I saw these shots!! Thank goodness the world makes sense again. She’s not so much an actress as a model for Chanel and a hot body to sell people on a movie. The world has now returned to it’s orbit. Now if only we knew why he’s allowing so many pics to be taken!

  37. Emma says:

    She looks like Brigitte Bardot. Gorgeous. Love her.

  38. Smiley says:

    Her dog is so cute. What breed is that? Are they good with kids?

  39. MarenGermany says:

    no doubt that she looks gorgeous, but WHY is she getting that much coverage? to me she looks like a typical all-american beach type of girl. not THAT special, right?
    beautiful pictures though!

  40. Emily says:

    Too shy to wear a dress with a slit in it? Bitch, please. Most of her outfits show off both her tits and legs.

  41. Lora says:

    I love the quote about why she doesn’t use Twitter: “I’m sick of myself!” So are we, sweetie. And the pictures are very pretty; I especially like the one where she’s looking at a book: “Ooh! What’s this? I’ve never held a book before! Teehee.”