Blake Lively on the end of 'Gossip Girl': 'I can't wait for the next thing'
After six seasons "Gossip Girl" will be coming to an end next year and for Blake Lively, the end will be bittersweet, although she admits the show is not her best work.
The 24-year-old actress, who plays New York socialite Serena van der Woodsen on the series, told BULLETT magazine, "It'll be bittersweet when it's over because it gave me all of this. I think the best way to describe it is like someone who really enjoyed high school, and is like, 'I'm a senior and I can't wait for the next thing!'"
Lively appears in the magazine's summer issue and added, "'Gossip Girl' was so great, but what's the next challenge in life? Because, you know, six years is a long time."
It was announced in May that "Gossip Girl" would come to an end after the sixth season. The show has been renewed by The CW for a shorter season with just 11 episodes.
"As an actor who plays a caricature of myself on the show, I don't think I'd say, 'Watch 'Gossip Girl' for my best quality of work,'" Lively told BULLETT. "But I am very lucky to have had that experience.'"
The actress, who is rumored to be dating her "Green Lantern" co-star Ryan Reyonlds, will next appear in the Oliver Stone film "Savages."
"Savages" follows pot growing best friends Ben and Chon (Aaron Johnson and Taylor Kitsch) who fight back against a Mexican drug cartel who kidnapped their shared girlfriend O (Lively) after they refuse to go into business with them.
The movie, which was directed by Stone and is set for release on July 6, also stars Benicio Del Toro, Uma Thurman, John Travolta, Salma Hayek, Demian Bichir, Emile Hirsch and Trevor Donovan.
Lively admits unlike her previous films like "The Town" and "Hick," which required her to play gritty characters with regional accents, it was a little difficult for her to get into the role for "Savages" because the character is very similar to herself.
"To play a blond California girl who gets with two men was scary," Lively said about the role. "If it looks like me and talks like me, how do I turn it into something different? It would have been easier if I'd been thrown into the movie with a Scottish accent and purple hair."
She added, "My greatest challenge was to make her life worthy of saving, to find the heart in this story."
Watch the trailer for "Savages" below.