Blake Lively covers Marie Claire UK: “I don’t drink. I’ve never tried a drug”

Blake Lively covers the October issue of Marie Claire UK, probably to promote Savages, which already came out a month ago in America. But she seems to be discussing the Oliver Stone film in the interview, which makes me think that the magazine cover story is more about Savages and less about Gossip Girl. Just FYI, Blake also covers the October issue of Allure, but that cover and photo shoot hasn’t been released yet. You can see MC UK’s slideshow here, and here are some highlights from her interview – note: I’m including some recent, random Blake quotes from other sources too (which we haven’t covered yet):

She was obsessed with the Spice Girls: “When I was a child I probably should have been medicated about my obsession with the Spice Girls. I had the Buffalo shoes, a customised Baby Spice necklace –when I say custom made it was made out of plastic from the local mall – and a union jack dress.”

She loves fashion: ‘I love fashion. It’s such an expression of self.’ Before adding: ‘There’s no designer I don’t have access to.’

She plays dark characters: ‘Time and again I play drug addicts with sexual issues. I never knew I had a dark side, but this is clearly where I get it out of my system.’

She’s totally sober: “I don’t drink. I’ve never tried a drug.”

Indulgences: “I’d rather have a bit of cellulite and go do a food trip and try every ice cream place in the South.”

She cooks: ‘I’m in a big cooking phase,’ she said. ‘If you went to my house you would not think it belonged to an actress. There’s no memorabilia from my career, no showbizzy pictures on the wall. You would think it was the house of a cooking obsessive.’

Styling herself: ”Styling is a lot of work! I guess I would consider [getting a stylist] in the future. ‘If I had a family and I was going on a press tour, I would not be spending my time [researching fashion] – I’d be getting my kids their Cheerios. ‘But I love it so much, it’s a good outlet for my creativity. If you make a mistake [when you don't have a stylist] at least it’s your own mistake.”

Fashion regrets: ”The only time I really felt a lot of regret is when it was something that I didn’t want to wear – something somebody had made for me and it didn’t turn out right. I never got to meet the designer and there was a lot Lost In Translation. ‘I just felt bad because it didn’t look right on me, but I wore it anyway as I didn’t want to hurt people’s feelings.”

[Via Hollywood Life, Marie Claire UK, Allure and Contact Music]

Can this girl talk about anything other than how she styles herself (like that’s so f—king epic) and how much she loves to cook? We get it, Blake. Maybe spend less time in the kitchen and more time with a book? Or picking up some other hobby? Sure, she loves to cook and that’s great and she’s SO DIFFERENT than all of the other starlets who just sit around, not eating and not even able to look at food. But there’s a bit of smugness to it too, a bit of bragging. “I can do it all, I can eat real food and style myself and I never have to work out and OMG I’M SO AWESOME.”

Oh, and I don’t think I buy the idea that she doesn’t drink. I don’t think she’s a boozehound or anything, but I find it hard to believe she doesn’t have a glass of wine when she sits down to eat her homemade beef bourguignon or whatever.

Is this photo shoot a repeat or are all of Blake’s shoots really boring? Let me check… ah, I see. Some of these shots ARE repeats from Blake’s June cover shoot with the American MC edition.

Photos courtesy of Marie Claire UK.

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  1. Tifygodess24 says:

    She lives on the defensive , trying to prove something to all of us like we care. I get it Blake you are SOOO normal, let me go find an award to give you to put on your wall.

    • Mimi says:

      Lol ^^This. Blah blah blah, everything she says is the opposite of how she’s perceived. Quit being such a try hard Blake; be a good starlet, pop an Adderall and have a vodka soda already. ;)

    • Lulu says:

      ^ha ha ha, she is beyond dull.

      • Shrubee says:

        There is no Memorabilia from your career at your place because the only career that you have is posing for magazines with a vapid expression. As for the no drinking BS :: BITCH PLEASE!

      • Helen says:

        You, my dear, get a cookie from me for sparing me the trouble of saying this.^^

    • Liv says:

      Why is it that everything she says sounds fake?!!

      • bella says:

        because she is a kid with no substance. she’s got “success” because she’s a leggy blonde who landed a role on a hit TV show, got some token movie roles and another woman’s husband. all shallow accomplishments based on blondness and legs. she doesn’t know true success so she can’t speak with any worldliness or maturity. i spend way too much time disliking this girl! LOL

      • Andrea says:

        Maybe because she tries so hard to mold this public image of herself that no one buys, tries being the operative word. I like her less every time I read an interview. It’s like she’s constantly auditioning to be America’s perfect girlfriend… she cooks, she doesn’t obsess with her weight/body (huwatever, saline boobs), she’s effortlessly fashionable (with access!), she’s actually quite conservative despite her sexy roles (y’know, doesn’t drink/smoke/send naked pics to married men, etc.), and she’s just sooo goddamn fun to be with. One massive eyeroll after another.

    • EmmaStoneWannabe says:

      Loving all these true. This girl is vapid and full of herself to say the least…good to see she’s not having to reach too far to play Serena on GG.

  2. Alecia says:

    I don’t see the big deal about people who don’t drink. I don’t for health and personal reasons, but I don’t condone people who do.
    To me this article makes her sound about ten years older- there are things you can do other than cooking or partying to unwind.

    • Tifygodess24 says:

      It’s not about her not drinking , lots of people don’t drink and are still fun….

    • Justyna says:

      I don’t understand it too. I don’t drink, I’m not allergic, so theoretically I can drink and nothing bad happens but I really, really hate the smell and the taste of alcohol and even one sip makes me nauseous so I have no problem believing Lively or anyone who says so, doeasn’t drink. But people often don’t want to believe it, like drinking was mandatory. They accuse me or anyone who don’t want to toast with them of lying or try to force a drink. And I know plenty of people who assume that a person who doesn’t drink cannot be fun. I don’t do it so they come to a conclusion I’m boring even though they have just met me for the first time or even that I must be some prude (like drinking and sex have an inseparable connection).
      Sorry for the rant, it came out longer than it should be.

      • Shrubee says:

        @justyna, I completely understand your point and I am a non-drinker myself. This woman has carried on with her holier-than-thou, 50s housewife schtick for too long, which why she attracts such ire

      • effy says:


        to believe or not to believe is a matter of choice.
        Blake, i believe you! aint gonna give meself a headache trying to decode what you say and editing it with what I think… whether true or NOT.

      • Justyna says:

        I’m not a fan of Blake at all, I get she’s annoying and tries to come off as some perfect idealistic version of herself. My defence was more general, not about Blake but about the problem of non drinkers who get accused of lying or being unworthy of hanging out with just because of that one simple fact. But I agree there are tons of other reasons to suspect she’s not the person she tries to portray in interviews.

      • Elizabeth says:

        Never tried “a drug”? Like any drug, ever?? In Hollywood where there’s drugs all around? Never puffed on a single joint? I’m not buying it. If she wants to paint herself as a homebody, fine. But don’t lie about it, Blake.

      • Val says:

        I don’t care that she doesn’t drink (if that’s even true), that’s her choice, but so what? I drink, does that make me inferior or something? I DO like a glass of wine with my boeuf bourguignon, but I’m not a drunkard.
        I wish people would stop demonising drinking, not everyone is Lindsay Lohan.

  3. Ri says:

    I don’t understand why she tries so damn hard. She’s a cute girl but her obvious desperation is a real turn off. She needs to relax and enjoy the fact she’s doing well despite having no talent and stop trying to sell “The Blake lively” brand to us.

  4. Gale says:

    I see people love to slam her yet defend the real Kristen Stewart. I take Blake, at least she takes shower and cares about fashion.

    • littlemissnaughty says:

      At least she’s into fashion? … Not touching that one.

      How does every discussion about a young actress turn into a Kristen Stewart comparison? And how do you know these are the same people?
      I think Blake is a gorgeous girl but that’s where it ends. She bores me to tears on screen and off and I don’t buy half of what she says. But she’s so harmless and doesn’t try to be edgy as hell. That’s not slamming someone. Now, Kristen on the other hand? I just don’t like her. Not on screen, not in interviews but I find her more annoying than Blake simply because she tries so hard to be different and really, that is in fact what makes her seem like any other girl in her early 20′s. There. I’m no fan of either of them. :-)

      • Rachel says:

        You could be my brain twin. That’s exactly how I feel about the both of them. Kristen Stewart admits to having an easy life, yet she always carries herself like she’s suffering deeply. And Blake Lively is just so… superficial and generic. I don’t think she’s ever had an original thought. From all of the interviews I’ve read, it just seems she’s bent on convincing everyone of something she desperately wants to be. I don’t buy a single word of what she says – it all sounds very fake. I feel like if I met her, I’d have to treat her like a child: “OK, Blake… You went to the moon. OK, Blake… You’re going to be president one day.” and just nod the whole time while my eyes glaze over.

    • Puffy Schmuffy says:

      Good Points

  5. poppy says:

    this one is goop jr.

    • Murielle says:

      She’s a wannabe Goop, not the real thing. Goop is a party girl at heart, but knows moderation. Also, Goop has lots of real friends. Blake is just taupe. Most of the Gossip Girl cast couldn’t stand her.

  6. Brown says:

    She’s pretty insufferable. All she gets from me is a “bitch, please.”

  7. Franziska says:

    Look amazing? Blake leads the way to the plastic surgeon’s office.

    …coming from a girl that actually likes her!

    • Alyce says:

      Doesn’t make her look any less good. Natural or enhanced, she has a SICK body. I could spend thousands on surgery and still not look like that.

  8. T.C. says:

    Every single interview is the same from this girl: I don’t have to diet, I cook a lot, I pick my own clothes, blah, blah, blah. Like a broken record. Who you trying to convince of these “truths” Blake, us or you.

  9. Nessa says:

    Blake, please just stop talking. Like, forever.

  10. Mia 4S says:

    Good lord this girl is boring! I mean if you are going to be this dull in real life you better be amazing on screen if you want to play in the big leagues. She’s 0-2. She and Jennifer Garner have more in common than Affleck…taupe through and through.

  11. Devyn says:

    Blake is physically stunning, but any interviews with her have bored me to tears.

  12. sillyone says:

    That’s ok princess I drink enough for both of us and all the alcohol I drink still doesn’t make you look or sound any less boring.

  13. Helvetica says:

    She’s always going on about her “cooking phase.” She bores me to tears.

    • EmmaStoneWannabe says:

      It’s funny bc as soon as Ryan Reynolds and ScarJo got married, that was the sam schpill we got from her..”Love cooking and staying in. Ive become like an old boring housewife now, but Im loveing every minute..” blah blah..different girl, same story. Maybe it’s the Ryan effect?

      • Ari says:

        She was actually baking away long before Ryan. I think he probably does prefer this type of woman and ScarJo tried to be her but it didnt pan out too well, I guess.

  14. Hanna says:

    Just because you’ve got the body doesn’t mean you’re pretty. Bitch looks like some fraternity hoe. Water is what you need to drink.

    • Call Me Al says:

      Well, I wasn’t going to say that because I didn’t want to seem like I am just jealous…but she does have that look…you found the perfect phrase for it. Maybe if she toned down the tan it would help her look more classic rather than trashy. But her body is amazing and I AM jealous, make no mistake.

  15. Blue says:

    This bitch needs to sit down and stop talking. Every interview is the same quotes over and over. No one cares anymore, she was the “IT” girl for a hot minute, her time has passed. NEXT!

  16. Rachel says:

    People who say that are the one’s who drink and smoke the most.

  17. serena says:

    She’s full of s*t.

  18. valleymiss says:

    “There’s no designer I don’t have access to.” Snotty little braggart. Anyway, let’s just change it to, “There’s no casting couch I don’t have access to.” Sick of this bimbo.

  19. TheOriginalKitten says:

    I WANT that cuff that she’s wearing on the cover photo-that thing is badass!

  20. Puffy Schmuffy says:

    Savages is about to come out in the UK
    Hence I guess a repeat/reprint of this interview first published in US Marie Claire with a few extra nuggets

    LMAO Blake does not say anything outrageous and considering the interview IS oatmeal. The extreme reactions here – this ‘bitch’, ‘slut’, ‘w**re’,is pretty much damned whatever she says or does.

    Hi @Original Kitten

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      The reactions are just scary. You would think she murdered someone’s mom or something.

      “She says she likes cooking?!?! Get that evil bitch!”

      I don’t know whether to LOL or cower under the table. People around here need hugs. Badly.

      Also, always surprised at what makes it through mod around here. Some of these comments are just plain nasty.

      • Zoid says:

        I understand being bored and how she could come off as uppity or holier-than-thou, but if it’s honest who cares? It’s not like she’s giving herself a new personality. She’s talking about cooking and dressing herself. Oh noes!! And she’s not even telling us poors how to do it ‘right’, like Goop.
        … I though the Spice Girls story was kind of cute, honestly. Didn’t everyone have some crazy dress up fan outfit when they were little? I was Esmeralda.

      • Zoid says:

        I understand being bored and how she could come off as uppity or holier-than-thou, but if it’s honest who cares? It’s not like she’s giving herself a new personality. She’s talking about cooking and dressing herself. Oh noes!! And she’s not even telling us poors how to do it ‘right’, like Goop.
        … I though the Spice Girls story was kind of cute, honestly.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        @Zoid-I thought the Spice Girls story was cute too.

        When I was a kid, my mom made me a cat suit-all orange with orange “paw” gloves, it was all one piece-a jumper that zipped up the middle and she made a hood with kitty ears to match it. I wore that thing EVERY day to the point where I ripped holes in the knees because I insisted on walking on all fours like a cat.

        Needless to say, my parents were very very worried about me for quite some time….

      • Zoid says:

        That’s so cute! I never had a full on costume, just clothes, shoes and sunglasses with pictures of Esmeralda. Sorry for the double post btw, it said the first one failed.

  21. sunshine says:

    Cannot stand her…mainly because she was in a movie that a girl I went to high school with directed, and I LOATHED that spoiled, daddy’s money brat. Also, if she’s not on drugs or drunk, how does she explain that never changing dopey stupid face of hers? You can’t tell me it’s naturally like that! I guess her mother never told her to stop making that face or it would stay that way…and she’s an actress! How is this possible when I’ve never seen her have any other facial expression? And that mole is gross, I always think it’s dirt and wonder why she didn’t wash her face lol.

    • StephanieMarie2685 says:

      The mole bothers me too!!
      And I’m not anti-mole; I love a good distinguishing characteristic on a gals face to separate her from the crowd.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      You hate Blake Lively because she was in a movie that some girl you hate directed and because she has a mole.

      Well, as long as your immense hatred is justified, I don’t see anything wrong with it.

      I have a mole right above my lip also. I’ll be sure to pack a .44 Magnum if I’m ever in the same town as you. Or maybe just some cover-up would be easier.

      • Izzy says:

        LOL, OKitt! I don’t get the hate either.

      • sunshine says:

        OK Original Kitten, whatever you say. And let’s not play the gun game as I actually do carry a gun every day :) Also, the most beautiful girl I’ve ever known had a mole on her upper lip so it’s nothing against moles, just that Blake’s always looks like a smudge of dirt.

        If you knew that b*tch I went to school with, you’d understand why anyone associating with her is suspect. She is one of the worst people I ever had the misfortune to encounter in my life, and I’m pretty old! It’s probably mean-spirited of me but I’m glad Daddy’s money couldn’t buy her a career in Hollywood even though his $2 million bucks bought her way into Tisch Film school I think it’s called? It did buy her way through high school but you can’t tell me that it’s not nice to see someone that’s so spoiled, rich and cruel to those “beneath” them get a dose of reality!

  22. Pandora says:

    She just totally confirmed everything I ever thought about this boring bitch.

    about as spectacular as a stale corn flake…….

  23. Trek Girl says:

    I don’t really like Blake Lively – although, she was great in “The Town” – but the crap people are spewing in this thread is hilarious.

    For those not in the know, “Gossip Girl” is/was a show that featured fashion heavily. Because of that and how she is styled when she hits the red carpet, she gets asked about fashion. They are asking her about it, people, and she is answering. That’s ok. There’s nothing wrong with that.
    As for her not drinking or drugging. I can believe that, and if it’s true, it’s fine. Not everyone drinks wine with dinner or has a cocktail here and there. She’s not smacking the Merlot out of your hand, so what’s the problem? Not everyone drinks.
    Her cooking: so she talks about cooking a lot. You’re really hating on her for that? It might be annoying, but come on – that’s one of the least offensive things someone can talk about over and over again.

    Her interviews are harmless, full of fluff, and easily ignored.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      No, she’s not getting away that easily.

      I say we lock her up in a dirty basement and make her bake hundreds of cupcakes, since she just loooooves baking and cooking so much. Then we’ll force-feed her the cupcakes to test her “amazing metabolism”. After we make her really fat we’ll flog her with a pair of Balenciaga boots.

      We can’t let her get away with this, guys…Look at her-skinny! boring! fashionable! We have to put a stop to this immediately.

      • Trek Girl says:

        Lol This is perfect! Based on some of the comments, I’m sure someone here is like “Yeah, right on! Punish her for cooking and having a styli…oh, that’s sarcasm.”

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        I know! ..after I wrote that I was thinking someone would say:

        “Right on!! My mom has a great basement we could use. You get the cupcake tins and I’ll get the zip ties!”

        Just to confirm-yes this comment was for satirical purposes only. Please don’t hurt Blake ;)

      • Izzy says:

        Crap, I baked bread a couple days ago. Does this mean I need to pack a Glock 9 for protection now?!

      • Trek Girl says:

        @Izzy: Yes, I think you do. If you baked bread *and* put extra time into dressing yourself, you’ll have to carry two of them. Baking and styling yourself isn’t allowed here.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        You’re dead meat, Izzy. DEAD. MEAT.

        We’re coming for you!

  24. Dee Cee says:

    Have you seen the parents?

  25. Lm says:

    I style myself every morning.

    Now where is my god damn gold star??

    • Trek Girl says:

      There are several websites that are all about user fashion. If you have a Youtube channel you can upload “outfit of the day” videos. A lot of regular girls, young ladies, and women do just that, and some of them make money from it.

      Your gold star for styling yourself every morning is in reach.

  26. Lady_Luck says:

    Yep, you’re totally right. Bragging to the bone. And how many more hints could she possibly drop kick out there to Ryan that she wants to start a family and look after his kids by being the wonderful domestic goddess that she is ?? Get over yourself, Blake. I’m sure other actresses do housework and cooking too. Maybe quite a few also don’t touch drugs or have loads of sexual partners either? So perhaps you’re not different in the scheme of things after all, are you?

    • Trek Girl says:

      She’s not standing in Times Square screaming this information at people through a bull horn. She’s answering the questions she’s being asked in an interview.

  27. Lady_Luck says:

    I wonder if she google alerts herself like KK Leann Rimes do?

  28. Violet says:

    We get it, Blake, so you can STFU now: You also don’t exercise or watch your weight, have never had cosmetic work done, and are practically a virgin. It also goes without saying that those nudes are fake.

    Oh, and you never lie.

  29. A says:

    Blake may be boring, but I never really get the vitriol towards her. She’s fake, but she’s not out there saying she’s better than anyone else…think people read too much into her words.

  30. Sara says:

    I guess she doesn’t drink caffeine cause its a drug. Nevertheless, I applaud her for not being into the party scene like so many others her age and older in Hollywood. Ryan doesn’t seem the hard party type either. Good for them.

  31. Anahata says:

    Ugh such vitriol. It’s kind of refreshing to have someone stone cold sober who actually gets acting jobs, non? Good for her. I’ll take this over the Lohan shiz any day.

  32. littlestar says:

    Honestly, if I was a guy, I’d be all over Blake Lively. She has a smokin’ body! Heck, if I ever meet her in real life I’ll be all over her regardless! She doesn’t bother me as much as she bother other posters on here, I think she just wants to be likeable but comes across as self-centered. She should really just say, I like to cook. No need to force the 50s housewife schtick with us Blake.

  33. Crystal says:

    Didn’t even read the article. I just want her to SHUT UP! The goody goody is too much!

  34. Emma says:

    The over the top hate for this girl is mind boggling. She’s harmless and kind so why do people act like she’s satan or Kristen Stewart levels of pretentious? Is it because she reminds people of the pretty popular girl that you all wanted to be in HS?

  35. Sunny says:

    Am I the only one who thinks she looks much older than she is? It’s funny they photoshopped out those deep creases around her mouth. The first time I saw her in anything I was completely shocked she was barely in her 20s.

    • Val says:

      I don’t understand the thing with the creases… it has nothing to do with age, it’s just her face! I have those too, and have had them since I was a kid. It’s just a consequence of facial structure.
      Unless I’m missing something?

      • ShaCur says:

        Yeah, I’m aware of that, there’s a lot of people who have creases there (my friend’s infant inherited hers), I was simply noting they photoshopped them out. I just think her face looks much older than it is, not just because of the creases.

  36. B says:

    I gotta say, I don’t mind her. She’s on a show (GG) that’s popular with teens and I know many of us are older and not that impressionable, but teens are another story and I’m sure many are following her career, interviews, etc. Her saying she doesn’t drink or do drugs is sending a positive message to teens, and she probably doesn’t want to turn out like Lilo or Amanda Bynes and wants to take her career seriously and I don’t blame her. I wouldn’t go as far as avoiding alcohol, but that’s her way.

  37. anon says:

    and you can tell that it’s totally true, she always look healthy and radiant

  38. normades says:

    And this is why I can’t stand this chic. “I don’t drink, do drugs, I’ve only slept with 4 guys in my life!! I like to cook and bake cup cakes.” Yeah, and you can’t act and your face is as fake as yer boobs.

    There is nothing natural or uncalculated about her (inside or out). She’s the goody goody cheerleader/teacher’s brown noser I couldn’t stand in high school.

  39. Dee says:

    Just another plastic wannabe actress Hollywood tries to push down our throats constantly.

  40. Memphis says:

    Well I don’t drink, I never did a drug in my life, cook for a family of five daily and dress ( my own damn self everyday…see Blake, you’re not so special after all. LOL

    Pretty..but annoying.

  41. poof says:

    Good for her that she does not drink or do drugs. For me its a good change of pace. Sometimes, boring is just what we all need in our lives.

  42. TheOneAndOnlyOnly says:

    Can’t do any better than normades and dee and hanna’s frat hoe ref; i remember that in 1996 niki taylor appeared on six mag covers in the same month; but niki was a supermodel, killer smile, engaging personality, things boobs lively lacks; can’t we see some new fresh faces, or is every fashion mag sold to the highest monthly bidder?

  43. MR says:

    Blake Lively is okay in my book. Great style!

  44. ToastedSkin says:

    I watched sisterhood of the traveling pants again yesterday with my little cousins and I just could NOT get over the fact that she had a completely different nose back then.
    I didnt used to believe the rumors about her having work done but now that i’ve paid attention to it, it’s just SO OBVIOUS.

  45. And........ says:

    Don’t really get the hysterical reactions here.
    As some have said this is an old reprint interview repeated again for a different market.
    It’s an inoffensive piece where she makes no scanadlous or salacious revelations, and no catty asides.
    If the ‘bitch’ is so ‘dull’ ‘boring’ and all things evil. Don’t read/write about her.
    Problem solved. Blood pressure sated.

  46. Isabella Notarfrancesco says:

    She doesn’t need drugs because she’s addicted to herself.

  47. Kelly says:

    She’s a good example of a handsome woman.

  48. carolina says:

    People is reporting they got married over the weekend!

  49. Natalina says:

    YEAH RIGHT just like u didnt have a nose job