Lively gets dirty for The Town
Blake Lively's getting ready to expose a different side of herself to audiences - sporting greasy hair, yesterday's make up and a tarty push-up bra for The Town.
The glamorous Gossip Girl actress says it was important to her to "look different and authentic" for Ben Affleck's heist film, in which she plays a young mum living in a poor part of Boston.
"I was shooting Gossip Girl at the same time so I couldn't do anything that I couldn't go back to Gossip Girl with the next day," she explained.
"I had brown dry shampoo that I would put on to make my roots look dirty and like they were growing out.
"I'd wear these awful acrylic fingernails and do my make up with a tonne of eye liner the night before so I'd wake up and it'd be fallen down my face."
Despite Ben originally wanting to cast a much older actress, the 23-year-old managed to convince the filmmaker she was right for the part. Blake insists her physical transformation was an important factor.
"It's not just the way I looked but it's the way you feel with the nails and the grimy hair and face, with that came the accent and the attitude.
"I loved the opportunity to be someone so vastly different and escape" she said.