Gossping over the Girls
Life imitates art for Blake Lively and Leighton Meester as The Town takes off
I can't think of Blake Lively as anything other than Boobs Legsly, thanks to the girls over at Go Fug Yourself, and it's getting inconvenient, because it seems her (real) name is everywhere.
From Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants to Gossip Girl, Lively's star is clearly on the rise. She starring in Green Lantern alongside Ryan Reynolds and has the No. 1 movie at the box office this weekend — the Ben Affleck-directed and co-written The Town.
Now, I'm not a GG devotee, but the few episodes I've seen imply that Lively's character is perpetually stealing the spotlight from her bestie, played by Leighton Meester. And it seems that for now, life is imitating art.
Where Lively's landing covers, Meester is recording — without radio play — and her outfits indicate she's falling increasingly into an angsty 1990s-era depression. It's disappointing, because I'm personally pulling for Meester. She has a way better story — she was born in prison to a drug-dealing mother serving a federal sentence, while Lively's entire family are Los Angeles industry types — and Meester's from Texas (if by force). I also really want to see her happily married so that I can refer to her hubby as Mister Meester.
Which Gossip Girl is your favorite? Do you see Lively as a serious actress?