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Lively: Affleck gives great advice!

Blake Lively was given words of wisdom by Ben Affleck that she “applies in every aspect of life”.

The 27-year-old actress had a starring role in the Ben’s movie The Town back in 2010, so they likely had plenty of face time. And Blake has admitted a sentence from him was the best note she’s ever received.

"I asked Ben Affleck for a great piece of advice from a director," Blake explained to People magazine. "He told me, 'Your movie will speak to you, listen to it.'"

This clearly rang true to the blonde beauty, who has since starred in Green Lantern, Savages and most recently The Age of Adaline. She has since paid heed to the filmmaker’s words not just in her career, but generally speaking.

"I apply [it] in every aspect of my life," she told the publication.

"Whether it's a performance or a company or a child... the best thing I can do is be present and adjust to what is working and what is not. You have to stay alive and in the moment."

Outside of the movie business, Blake is the founder of a lifestyle website called Preserve. She’s also a new mother, as she and husband Ryan Reynolds welcomed a baby girl in December 2014.

And along with Ben’s advice, she also makes sure she maintains a positive attitude as she walks through life. She attributes this habit to her mother, who Blake says experienced “so much hardship” yet still “chose happiness”.

"I know how fortunate how I am. I can be in a big moment, or on my wedding day, or on a simple afternoon sitting in front of a fire eating popcorn – that is just as amazing as any other day," Blake said.

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