Blake Lively says Gossip Girl was ‘personally compromising’ and should have put a better message out

Blake Lively appears to have had a bit of a pop at the makers of Gossip Girl…


by Ellie Henman |

Blake, who shot to fame playing Serena van der Woodsen in Gossip Girl for six seasons, has said, in hindsight, she felt the show was too “personally compromising”. Ouch.

“People loved it, but it always felt a little personally compromising, Blake told Allure. “You want to be putting a better message out there.”


She also explained how “the lines become blurred” and that she found it hard because viewers often confused her with her character Serena.

“It's a weird thing when people feel like they know you really well, and they don't. I would not be proud to be the person who gave someone the cocaine that made them overdose and then shot someone and slept with someone else's boyfriend.” Who would?

Blake – who dated her co-star Penn Badgley between 2008 and 2010 – also referred to the difficulty of having a on-screen/off-screen relationship, adding: “It doesn't help when everybody is dating who they're dating on the show, and you're also saying to the costume designer, 'Hey, can I take that home?'”

Well, those days are long gone now, Blake. So you can rest easy.

The actress, who’s married to Ryan Reynolds, gave birth to the couple’s first baby, James (it’s a girl, BTW) last December and now says her life is all about motherhood, telling the magazine: “I'm, like, driving down the road, pumping. [Breastfeeding is] a full time job.”


Before The Stylist Blake Lively

Yikes white in 2008
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That was definitely a bargain bin purchase at the local wedding outlet store

Promoting Gossip Girl in 2007
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That bright scraf isn't going to distract us from your macrame frock, bbz

Another 'statement' scarf in 2007
3 of 10

Office worker does jazzy for evening drinks. Nope, we no likey

Teen Choice Awards 2005
4 of 10

Th hair and mini dress both scream beach babe but those shoes are totally middle class mum

Sateen dram in 2005
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An orange, bias-cut, satin dress with beads down to our crotch has never been on our list of wants for some reason...

Bashful in 2005
6 of 10

The 00s have a lot to answer for, stylewise. This outfit in particular...

Going green
7 of 10

Even gorgeous Blake Lively can't make a baggy halterneck green onesie work. Shocker

Beaded in 2008
8 of 10

Blake must have been raiding the Desperate Housewives' wardrobe back in 08. Why so many beads?!

With hubby Ryan Reynolds in Cannes 2014
9 of 10

That's better! The actress now cuts the sleekest figure on any red carpet. Espesh when she's posing with handsome husband, Ryan.

Glowing in 2014
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And now she's pregnant! Blake and Ryan Reynolds are expecting their first baby. The actress looked beyond beautiful in this glittering Michael Kors rose gold number yesterday.

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