Blake Lively couldn’t be more excited to go from “Gossip Girl” to “Green Lantern.”
“Oh my gosh, it means the world!” she told Access Hollywood of her big-screen casting news on Tuesday night at the book release party for “Gossip Girl” fashion guru Eric Daman’s “You Know You Want It” in New York. “It’s such an exciting film to be a part of, wonderful cast, wonderful studio and it’s an amazing role so I’m really thrilled.”
Blake recently won the role of Carol Ferris – reportedly over stars including Jennifer Garner and Keri Russell – who is the love interest and boss of pilot-turned-superhero Hal Jordan, the Green Lantern, last week.
Ryan Reynolds is set to star in the title role of the film, scheduled for June 17, 2011. Peter Sarsgaard is reportedly in talks to play the film’s lead villain.
Whether Blake will stick with her trademark blonde locks is another story. In the DC Comics, Carol is a brunette. But the star is keeping her hair colors to herself, demurring to reply and making a funny face when asked by Access if she would go dark for the film.
She was more outgoing on the subject of Eric and his influence on “Gossip Girl’s” fierce fashion.
“He’s so terrific, I feel like he’s one of the biggest reasons ‘Gossip Girl’ is successful,” she said, recommending his new book. “I’m a little jealous he’s telling the world his secrets.”