‘Gossip Girl’ star Blake Lively to make her directorial debut with ‘Seconds’ - GulfToday

‘Gossip Girl’ star Blake Lively to make her directorial debut with ‘Seconds’


Blake Lively attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala in New York. AP

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Actress Blake Lively will take on directing duties for “Seconds”.  The “Gossip Girl” star will make her feature film directorial debut with an adaptation of Bryan Lee O’Malley’s graphic novel, which follows Katie Clay, who receives the power to fix her mistakes by writing them down, eating a mushroom and falling asleep, reports aceshowbiz.com. Katie enthusiastically embraces her new power, only to create new problems for herself and taking her further from both the life she once had and the fabric of time and space. Edgar Wright, who directed 2010’s “Scott Pilgrim vs the World,” which is based on another of O’Malley’s novels, has adapted the screenplay and will also produce “Seconds” alongside veteran producer Marc Platt.


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Although this is Blake’s first time behind the camera on a movie, she’s previously received two ACM Award nominations for directing and producing her friend Taylor Swift’s music video “I Bet You Think About Me (Taylor’s Version).”

Hollywood actress Blake Lively arrives at Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Reuters

Meanwhile, Lively’s husband, Ryan Reynolds, recently insisted he doesn’t want to follow in her directorial footsteps because he’d rather act or produce.

He said of the possibility, “It genuinely doesn’t... Storytelling interests me in every way, shape, and form. Producing interests me in every way, shape, and form. Same with performing.” “And I get to work with guys like Shawn Levy,” he added.

“I don’t know why I would try to think I can do that on my own. That would be idiotic.” Reynolds explained that he enjoys the process of working with a director and wouldn’t want to deny himself that chance by getting behind the camera. He explained, “I also just really feel like, why would I deprive myself of that amazing collaborator? I just think that’s so important in everything that I do. I don’t ever pretend to be a person who’s just unilaterally deciding this or that.”

Blake Lively arrives at the In America: An Anthology of Fashion themed Met Gala in New York. Reuters

“I love the creative process of having someone to bounce something off of. I love the creative process of trial and error, of ripping something apart and rebuilding it again,” he continued. “That’s the thing I’m most interested in, and I love doing that with someone.”

Meanwhile, Blake Lively arrived at the Met Gala red carpet with her husband, Ryan Reynolds, wearing an embellished gown with a large bow from Versace inspired by the architecture of the Empire State Building. She transformed her gown as she walked up the grand stairs of the MET from rose gold to aqua. Lively, a Met Gala co-chair along with her husband, actor Ryan Reynolds, arrived in a glittering bronze-colored Versace dress influenced by New York’s Grand Central Terminal, the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building. Attendants later removed a large bow and rearranged the gown’s long train to reveal a turquoise and brass look, a switch that Lively said was an ode to the greenish patina that bronze buildings develop over time.

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