Blake Lively Goes Red At Time 100
First Published: April 27, 2011 3:23 PM EDT Credit: Getty Images
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- “Gossip Girl” beauty Blake Lively darkened her luscious blond locks for her role as Carol Ferris in this summer’s upcoming “Green Lantern” film, and now, the actress is rocking fiery red tresses for yet another movie.
“It’s red,” Blake told Access Hollywood of her new look at the Time 100 Gala in Manhattan on Tuesday, where she was honored for being named one of the magazine’s 100 most influential people of 2011. “I did it for a film that I’m doing right now called, ‘Hick.’”
Blake, who looked positively stunning in a teal-colored Zuhair Murad floor-length gown – but who was admittedly also stuck wearing “awful acrylic(s)” nails due to her new role! — said fans of her golden mane need not worry, as the auburn ‘do will be short-lived.
“Just for a month I’m red,” Blake explained.
As previously reported on AccessHollywood.com, Blake recently revealed to Access Hollywood’s Billy Bush who it was exactly who pushed her to go brunette for “Green Lantern.”
“For ‘Green Lantern,’ I was a brunette,” the actress, who took home the Breakthrough Performer of the Year award at in late March CinemaCon 2011 in Las Vegas, told Billy.
“I loved having the brown hair. It was the first time I did anything different. I’m about to change my hair again for another movie,” she continued, explaining that it was her bodyguard who demanded that she dye her hair for the comic book superhero movie role.
“This man, who I’ve never heard him say more than four words, [someone] you would never pin him as a comic book fan, as soon as it came out that I was playing Carol Ferris/Star Sapphire, he was like, ‘You have to dye your hair brown!’” she explained to Billy at the time. “He said, ‘Not only for my sake as a fan, but for your own security, I’m telling you, you have to dye your hair brown! People will attack you, people will be so angry.’”
Adding, “So I said, ‘This is beyond the look of the film, my life is in danger!’”
“Green Lantern,” with Ryan Reynolds playing the title character, hits theaters on June 17.
“Hick,” co-starring “30 Rock” funnyman Alec Baldwin and “Kick-Ass” actress Chloe Moretz, is slated for release sometime in 2012.
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