Blake Lively is no stranger to gossip. After six seasons of dismissing fictional rumors on the CW series Gossip Girl, Lively has transitioned into managing speculation in her personal life. Lively recently sat down with The Cut to discuss the rumors surrounding her new website, why she wanted a break from acting and the possible location of her very first date. Check out the five best quotes below:
1. Blake Lively says she needed a break from acting after Gossip Girl.
Lively admits that she got acting fatigue post-Gossip Girl. “I was on my show [Gossip Girl] for so long that I really wanted to break from acting, because it lost its excitement for me in a way, because it was such a job,” says Lively. “I never lost my appreciation for [acting], though. I just felt like I didn’t have as much to offer because I got used to it. I wanted to explore other passions.”
2. Those passions include a soon-to-be launched website.
Though some reports have claimed Lively’s new web venture is a lifestyle site, the actress says that’s not exactly the case. “I’m creating a brand that I felt the need for,” she says while being, as she put it, “intentionally vague.” But we know that it will include food and launch sometime in the upcoming year.
3. Would the Gossip Girl star shed her luscious locks for a pixie cut?
It’s a firm maybe. “For me, my hair is like a shield. I’m actually a pretty shy person by nature,” Lively explains. “With long hair, you can put your hair down and cover your face. I think a pixie cut is so cute. I just think that everyone that has one is the most courageous person. It’s so daring to do that!”
4. Blake Lively smells like… cookies?
“I think I smell like … cookies,” Lively tells The Cut about her day-to-day scent. The Town star also admits she wears Gucci Premiere every day, which doesn’t come as a huge surprise since she was named the face of Gucci fragrances last year. Unlimited supply anyone?
2. Was Lively’s first date at the Cheesecake Factory?
“I don’t know. My first date must have been my first boyfriend, when I was a senior in high school. And you don’t really go on dates then. You know what I mean? I’ve always dated people I’ve been friends with for a long time. So maybe Cheesecake Factory. That’s where I would go now.”
What do you think? Are you interested in Blake Lively’s new website?