Blake Lively: “I Want Lots of Babies!”
Blake Lively wants babies. Lots of them. The Gossip Girl star is feautred in the new issue of Allure, promoting her new Ben Affleck movie and talking about her future plans. “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,” she said of The Town, which opens this weekend. “It was selfish of me. I worried I would ruin it for other people. But I had to try it.”
Blake admits being insecure about her acting abilities: ”You make your mistakes on a bigger screen for everyone to see. I’d look at what we shot on a day and it was like, ‘Oh, gosh, I’m terrible.’” But she also knows there’s more to life than being an actress. ”I want babies. Lots of babies. Of course!” she says. Not sure why the “of course” is in there, but clearly she’s excited about it.
There’s more: “I want to have a brunch place, a bakery, and a Southern restaurant–because my family’s from Georgia–and then I want a place that is all-over-the-world cuisine… I take a cooking class everywhere I travel. I find it’s the best way to get to know a culture. It’s what people bring to the family every day, what they break bread over–it’s a very intimate thing.”
Unfortunately she wouldn’t dish anything about her adorable boyfriend Penn Badgley, who will also appear on the big screen this weekend, in Easy A with Emma Stone. “I don’t comment on my relationships, so you can skip that one!” Blake says. “My anonymity is something I treasure. Wanting to be an actor and wanting to be famous are different.”
Check out a preview of The Town: