"I don't think I relate to any of my characters!" says Blake Lively.
If that statement takes any her fans by surprise, it shouldn't. As the 28-year-old actress explains to BuzzFeed, "I played a crack addict from Boston [in The Town], I've played an Upper East Side princess [in Gossip Girl], I've played a blind woman [in All I See Is You], I've played a woman that was an incredible surfer being eaten by a shark [in The Shallows], I've played a woman who's 108 years old who's never aged [in Age of Adaline], I've played a great soccer player who magically fits into pants [in Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2]—what else have I done? I've played a woman who's married to a 74-year-old Alan Arkin [in The Private Lives of Pippa Lee], I've played someone who's a fighter pilot who's with a superhero [in The Green Lantern]...[I've played] someone who's had two boyfriends who were both drug dealers and was kidnapped by the Mexican Cartel [in Savages]. That doesn't relate."
Each choice was intentional. "The safety in that is that I never played characters that are like me," she says. "Because I think if I did I wouldn't be able to act because it's too much like me."