Blake Lively on Her Signature Style: "I Dress Just like Serena!"

11/02/2009 at 03:34 PM ET

Courtesy Nylon

She may play Gossip Girl‘s Upper East Side vixen Serena van der Woodson on TV, but when it comes to her off-screen style, “I dress just like Serena!” Blake Lively admits in the November issue of Nylon magazine. “I own half her wardrobe, so it’s far too similar to the way I dress,” she continues. “I feel ridiculous at times with her — because I’m, you know, killing someone or marrying someone, but I look like me. I’m like, ‘Oh, this is absurd.'” Having her character’s signature style mesh so seamlessly with her own, however, isn’t something that happens with most roles. “When I’m doing a movie, I hide behind the character’s hair or makeup or clothes. If I can transform myself, then people will really believe that’s who that is — and I need to believe that’s who that is.” One fringe-benefit of trying out a persona? Getting in new products that she might not try on herself, including her latest beauty obsession which she picked up on the set of her next movie, The Town: press-on nails. “They’re really amazing,” she says. Read more of the interview in the latest issue of Nylon, on stands now, or go to

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Lol on

Blake seems like a sweet girl, but… really?? Cause Serena dresses like a high-priced hooker.

Delana on

I was thinking the same thing– Blake seems like such a classy, yet fashionable lady in real life. Her character, Serena, not so much– her wardrobe is overtly sexy and over the top.

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Mickey on

Only fat girls would badmouth Serena’s style. She is the hottest dresser on tv!

AP on

Right Mickey, if you don’t want to show off your boobs 24/7 you’re clearly a fatty. Get real- you can be pretty AND classy.

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Christi on

I’m thrilled she’s on the cover. Will definitely pick this one up. I love her & Serena’s style. And if I had her character’s wardrobe choices, I’d wear them too.

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Mitch on

Compare Serena with Summer (Rachel Bilson) in the O.C. Both beauties in fact had merged on-screen off-screen boy friends. The character of Serena, however, is sophisticated enough and classy enough to enable the actress to benefit and even encourage the blur with her real life identity. Clothes, boyfriends, attitude. If it works for you and you like it, why shouldn’t the actress have the choice of adopting the parts she wants into her private persona?

dan on

interesting… cause out of the 2 movies i’ve seen that she was in, her character looked exactly like her

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