LOS ANGELES: Actress Blake Lively says she never imagined that she would one day be in director Woody Allen’s film.
The 29-year-old star said she couldn’t believe her luck when she landed a role in the Oscar-winning director’s recent film Cafe Society.
“I never imagined that I would be in one. I would’ve liked to have been, but I didn’t set that as a goal for myself,” she said. Describing her audition for the 2016 romantic drama, Blake Lively said, “There were a couple of people in the room, no cameras, nothing. He just watches it, walks around you, and says, ‘OK, can you say it again but louder.
“I realised I was totally whispering so that he couldn’t actually hear me! Because if he couldn’t hear me, he couldn’t think I was bad,” she added.
The actress has a small part in the Cafe Society but says she would have taken any role to work with the Annie Hall helmer because he really writes for women.
“I didn’t care if it was one line, one scene, or playing a janitor. He’s one of the few filmmakers who really, really writes to women. They’re fully realised women. They’re not one thing or the other.
“You’re not hired to be the intellect or the bimbo. So you’re not thinking, ‘I’m going to be the tart of the film’ or ‘I’m going to be the intellectual.’ You know that the woman will be multi-faceted and not thin-sliced,” she added.