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Pictures of Blake Lively Talking Food, Family, Fame, and More Food in the October Issue of Allure

Blake Talks Food, Family, Fame, and More Food in Allure

Blake Lively looks every bit the movie star on the October cover of Allure, but inside she tells the magazine she never intended to become an actress at all. In fact, another one of her passions, food, dominates the interview. The Gossip Girl star, who hit Paris in last night's OMG-filled season premiere, says she dreams of opening restaurants to feature her favorite family recipes. She prefers not to talk about her romance with costar Penn Badgley, but she is more than happy to share her baking triumphs. Blake stars opposite Ben Affleck in The Town, which just had its big premiere at the Toronto Film Festival over the weekend, and she also reveals how she made the part hers. Here are highlights:

  • On her role in The Town: "The 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. It was selfish of me. I worried that I would ruin it for other people. But I had to try it."
  • On keeping her private life private: "My anonymity is something I treasure. Wanting to be an actor and wanting to be famous are different."
  • On her dreams of domesticity:: "I want babies! Lots of babies."
  • On her love of eating internationally: "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."
  • On her unexpected career: "I come from a family of actors, and I didn't want to act...You make your mistakes on a bigger screen for everyone to see."
  • On one of her favorite foodie accomplishments: "The best thing I made was a chocolate Grand Marnier with homemade fresh chocolate peanut butter, caramelized candied pecans, and dark chocolate chunks."



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Glamorme Glamorme 6 years
Blake Lively has the looks that will take her to the top and funny speech or lack of talent is not gonna be factored in to her success equation. She probably has the personality of a wet carrot, not that it's gonna matter through.
Burkina Burkina 6 years
Leighton is pretty but has the personality of a snail. She just wants to be famous. Music, movies, promotions, sex tape, who cares.
Louie Louie 6 years
She does speak a little bit weirdly, but I still like her. She was good in The Private Lives of Pippa Lee. As for anonymity, to be fair, we only ever really see photos of her on the set of Gossip Girl or at events.
jaan_black jaan_black 6 years's her weird, overly saliva filled, droopy mouth that annoys you...noticed it in "Sisterhood"'s like she never received the much needed speech therapy and I'm waiting for her to drool all over herself one day...she does have a nice body, I will giver her that but that's all lol...Leighton is all around waaay hotter than this girl
redchick152 redchick152 6 years
blake is everywhere these days, so i'm not sure how anonymous she is. there's no doubt she's gorgeous, but i'm still not convinced she's a good actor...
qteepie qteepie 6 years
At least i don't have to hear her speak.. Her speech annoys me
amandahugginkiss amandahugginkiss 6 years
what's a chocolate grand marnier? grand marnier is a liqueur. does she mean a grand marnier cake? anonymity quote: hilarious!
amandahugginkiss amandahugginkiss 6 years
what's a chocolate grand marnier? grand marnier is a liqueur. does she mean a grand marnier cake?anonymity quote: hilarious!
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