In this unforgiving world, it’s good to know that even the gorgeous Blake Lively isn’t always brimming with confidence. Luckily, the clever clogs has come up with a unique way of overcoming her insecurities… she imagines she’s Marilyn Monroe.
“I have insecurities like any girl,” said the Gossip Girl star. “Walking the red carpet is scary so I pretend to be Marilyn Monroe – someone who owned their sexuality and projected this incredible aura of self-confidence.”
It’s noticeable in recent times that Blake’s been playing homage to Marilyn, whether it’s rocking knockout curves and vintage curls at the LA premiere of Savages or performing a version of Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend on Gossip Girl [watch below]. But does this mean she’s managed to reach the level of distinction held by the original blonde bombshell?
Since announcing her departure from Gossip Girl, Blake’s film roles indicate that she’s keen to be taken more seriously as an actress. Her part as a cracked-out single mum in Ben Affleck’s dark thriller The Town showed serious commitment to moving away from the teen market, as does her role in upcoming Oliver Stone thriller Savages. The drug-fuelled adaption of the Don Winslow novel sees her starring as the girlfriend to both the delicious Taylor Kitsch and Aaron Taylor-Johnson. Some girls get all the luck.
But what do you think? Are Blake’s new acting gigs setting her on the path to becoming as renowned Marilyn? Is a Taylor Kitsch and Aaron Taylor-Johnson man-sandwich a possibility? Let us know below...
by Jessica Commons