Blake Lively may end up bloodied and bruised in The Shallows, but no matter because she still looks smokin' hot.
In the film, she plays a bikini-clad surfer who is fighting off a killer shark while stranded on a rock just 200 yards from shore.
Lively shot the thriller eight months after giving birth to her and Ryan Reynolds' daughter James.
"I worked out with an amazing trainer Don Saladino," she told me earlier today about getting in shape for the movie. "He kicked my butt. It was also eight months after having a baby so my body was already completely different than what it normally was. Not just aesthetically but also your muscles are different, your body, everything is just shifted and changed."
She admits she isn't sure she would have been hitting the gym if she hadn't signed on for the project. "It was really crazy," said Lively, who is pregnant with her and Reynolds' second child. "But it was also nice to have that motivation because I wouldn't have done that. I wouldn't have gotten in that kind of shape."
It was, to say the least, a grueling shoot. "It was like training for a marathon, but a marathon is one day," Lively said. "This was six weeks straight, six-day weeks, no lunch breaks, thirteen-hour days, four-foot waves at all times. By the time I was done with the movie...I had muscles that I had never had before."
And now that she's eating for two again, she has no problem indulging in treats.
"I do have a sweet tooth, but a good sweet tooth—not overly sweet, not saccharin. Like dark chocolate," Lively said. "I like salty and sweet."