Blake Lively has ruled out on-screen nudity because she believes it “distracts” from the picture. Say what? The actress all but strips down in her new movie “Savages.” What’s the difference?
Lively, 24, is best known for her role as Serena van der Woodsen, the uppity Upper East Side teen in the CW drama “Gossip Girls.” But she scored a breakout–and a boyfriend– in last year’s “Green Lantern.”
“When I see nudity in movies, I am always distracted by it,” she told InStyle magazine.
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“‘I know that if I am watching a scene and someone has their boobs out, then that’s all I’m looking at – I can’t help it. I just don’t think that will ever be right for me,” she added.
Lively’s hottest role so far is this year’s film “Savages,” an Oliver Stone thriller that probes the violent world of Mexican drug gangs. The film also stars Taylor Kitsch, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Salma Hayek, Benicio del Toro and John Travolta.
Lively plays free-loving druggie Ophelia “O” Sage, who is shared by two marijuana dealers, Chon (Kitsch) and Ben (Johnson). Her character is kidnapped by Mexican drug enforcer Lado (Del Toro), who rapes her and records it. The movie was rated “R” for brutal violence, “graphic sexuality,” nudity and language, according to the Motion Picture Association of America.
Lively is semi-naked, but keeps her boobs under wraps, although she’s in steamy sex scenes with both men. “It’s really not as exciting as it looks on screen,” she told The Hollywood Reporter.
“There’s crew members and then there’s these naked men walking around. It just makes for an awkward environment,” she explained.
Although she’s prudish on-screen, Lively was caught in an Internet scandal when nude photos she took with a camera phone went viral last year. Her rep denied at first the photos were of her, but the later were found to be authentic.
Lively also appeared naked, although her private parts were covered in the 2009 movie, “The Private Lives of Pippa Lee.” The film starred Robin Wright as Pippa, and Lively played a young Pippa.
Lively is currently dating “Green Lantern” co-star Ryan Reynolds, for whom the photos were reportedly intended. Check out her “Savages trailer below, and photos above.