29-year-old ‘Gossip Girl’ actress Blake Lively wants her daughter to know that it takes a village or more to make her look Hollywood ready!
Blake recently spoke with Refinery29 about the unrealistic standards set by Hollywood and the media: “We have really unrealistic beauty standards and beauty norms. What you’re seeing on red carpets and in magazines takes a lot of effort and a lot of permanent makeup. People don’t understand that it’s all very constructed. What little girls are seeing isn’t what [these celebrities] look like when they wake up in the morning — even though it’s no less beautiful.” She says that she wants her 2-year-old daughter James and 4-month-old Ines to love themselves for who they are and not feel the pressure to look a certain way!
Lively continues: “There’s this awareness of what [my daughters] are going to be exposed to and what they grow up seeing. For me, it’s important for my daughters to know that it’s not real life. They’re seeing me dressed up in all this hair and makeup, but they also see me without that. I want them to see both sides, because there is never just one side.” For more of Blake in Refinery 29, click here.