She’s spent the last five years as a teen sensation in Gossip Girl, but now Oliver Stone’s new film is giving Blake Lively a chance to step out of the limelight of Serena Van Der Woodsen and pull on her Serious Actress Hat.
Based on the Dom Winslow novel of the same name, Savages sees Blake starring as O, the impossibly beautiful, impossibly privileged California girl with a chequered past. She has not one, but TWO hunky boyfriends played by Aaron Johnson and Taylor Kitsch, who you may remember as the dreamy long-haired space warrior from Disney’s John Carter earlier in the year.
The bad news for Blake’s character in Savages, though, is that her boyfriends are drug smugglers who cross the wrong Mexican drug cartel. We hate it when that happens.
In the exclusive video below Blake explains what her character goes through after she’s kidnapped by the cartel (comprised of Salma Hayek and Beincio Del Toro) and it sounds like things all get a little complicated.
Blake has appeared in feature films before, most notably as Ben Affleck’s ex-girlfriend and drug addict in mob drama The Town, which proved to everyone that the girl’s got serious kudos as an actress. We’re hoping her starring role in Savages means she’s got more gritty films on the way!
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Savages is in cinemas September 21