Blake Lively's baby has starring role in new film
Blake Lively wants her daughter James to learn the importance of family as she gets older.
The 27-year-old was with child during production of the romantic drama, and welcomed her and husband Ryan Reynolds' daughter James into the world last December.
Blake stars as the title character Adaline Bowman, who becomes ageless following a near-fatal car crash. But she must decide whether her immortality is worth giving up when she meets the man of her dreams, Ellis Jones (Michiel Huisman).
"I had her in my tummy then and it was significant for me shooting this film and thinking of the mother/daughter relationship. Adaline's husband has died; her daughter is 80-something and is about to die," Blake explained to British magazine Stylist. "There's so much pain that she has experienced by being young forever, and you realise that life happens exactly as it should. Time is only valuable because of love, and without it, time is a trap."
The blonde beauty is excited about getting older and seeing her life become even more "enriched". However, she jokes she may not feel the same in ten years, when she has crow's feet.
Blake has settled into motherhood smoothly despite initial fears about how she would handle looking after a little one. As James grows up, the star has an important lesson she wants her daughter to learn.
"A love of family. My family has kept me steady, whatever has happened in my life. They've been the constant in my life and when that love is constant, the highs and lows don't derail you," she added.
There is the occasional struggle for Blake though, such as trying not to come across as a "diva" when making people wait so she can feed her baby.
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