Blake Lively is one (and only?) reason we're going out to get Green Lantern on DVD this month...
Blake Lively is slowly but surely proving that she's not just a pretty face. Having made her mark as rich kid Serena van der Woodsen in TV's Gossip Girl after a great turn in The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants and its sequel Lively showed she was all grown up in her next movie, The Private Lives of Pippa Lee. Then came the role that really proved that she was no longer a young girl opposite Ben Affleck in The Town.
Now, Lively has added 'comic book heroine' to her ever-growing resume, with her portrayal of Carol Ferris in Green Lantern. Starring alongside Ryan Reynolds, Lively shows that she's more than capable than holding her own against big-name actors, and also that she's an actress to be taken seriously, thank you very much.
Here, she tells us more about this important role, why she took it on and what she thought of Green Lantern before she got involved in the movie project.
By Jedd Jong
Filmmakers and moviegoers know just when they`ve struck gold with an onscreen pairing, and the double act of Andy Lau and Sammi Cheng is one of those that really seems to work. Together with director Johnnie To, the three have become known as the â€œIron Trio: Their first collaboration, 2000`s Needing You, was a smash hit at a time when the Hong Kong film industry was at a low ebb.
Lau and Cheng were in town to promote their latest film with director To, the comedy-crime thriller Blind Detective. The pair fielded questions at a press conference at the Equarius Hotel, before meeting a 3000-strong throng of delighted fans at Plaza Singapura shopping mall and attending a red-carpet premiere of the movie at the Festive Grand Theatre in Resorts World Sentosa.