In Hollywood, we often praise celebs for their ageless appearance, but in the new Age of Adaline trailer the downside of everlasting beauty is explored.
The always-gorgeous Blake Lively stars in the forthcoming Lee Toland Krieger-directed film, which centers on a young woman named Adaline (Lively), who, born at the turn of the 20th century, doesn't age after a terrible car accident.
"Ma'am it says her you were born in 1908. That makes you 45 years old," Lively is asked at the opening of trailer before the blond beauty, who doesn't appear to be a day over 27, kindly replies, "That's correct."
And while looking like Lively forever may sound like a dream to many, Adaline's immortality becomes far more of a curse than a blessing as she watches her friends and family grow old while time stands still for the stunner.
As a result, Lively chooses to live a life in solitude in order to avoid further heartbreak, and in a particular surreal moment in the trailer, she is seen hugging her daughter, who is played by 81-year-old Ellen Burstyn.
"It's not the same if there's no growing old together," Lively says with a heavy heart when asked if she misses "having someone to love." "Without that, it's just heartbreak."
As the trailer teases, Lively must meet her true love to break the immortality spell as Harrison Ford, who plays one of Adaline's lovers from her youth tells her, "All these years, you've lived, but you've never had a life."
"It sounds like wish fulfillment to look like Blake Lively forever. But she cannot grow old with anyone," the director told USA Today of the upcoming flick. "In a world consumed with youth and vanity, there's something very fresh and beautiful about a story focusing on the beauty of growing old."
The film marks the former Gossip Girl star's return to the big screen following a lengthy hiatus from acting, during which time she focused on her marriage to Ryan Reynolds (and is even currently pregnant!) while also launching her lifestyle website Preserve.
"I have so many passions outside of acting and things that I grew up being good at and that I don't utilize when acting," she previously told British Vogue. "Acting was something that my family did so I just kind of got into it by default, but there was so much that I cultivated, thinking that I wouldn't be an actor."
She added of the upcoming film: "The fashion is amazing, and my character gets to experience all of the different time periods and tell the story through fashion. It's not a movie about fashion, but it's an integral part of who she is and the whole story."
The Age of Adaline hits theaters on April 24, 2015.