You'd think that as the star of a hit television show, Blake Lively would crave the spotlight just as much as any Tinseltown darling. But you'd be wrong. In fact, according to the October issue of Allure , the "Gossip Girl" actress is "The Anti- Starlet."
Blake insists she doesn't want to be famous. "Yeah, I don't comment on my relationships, so you can skin that one," she said. "My anonymity is something I treasure. Wanting to be an actor and wanting to be famous are different." Well, she is certainly heading in the direction of respected actress with Friday's release of "The Town." She stars opposite Ben Affleck, in a small but pivotal role. "This part was originally supposed to be for a 37-year-old woman—she’s a mother—but when I read the script, I knew I had to have the part," Blake said. "It was selfish of me. I worried I would ruin it for other people. But I had to try it."
And try she did. But in the beginning, she was insecure about her acting abilities. "You make your mistakes on a bigger screen for everyone to see," she said. "I’d look at what we shot on a day and it was like, 'Oh, gosh, I'm terrible.'" Blake's had years to hone her craft, and casting directors are taking notice. The 23-year-old will next star in the highly-anticipated "Green Lantern alongside Ryan Reynolds and Peter Sarsgaard.