Blake Lively has spoken out after fans mistook a set of images from behind the scenes of her new movie The Rhythm Section for before and after shots from a make-up session.
The 32-year-old star plays a grieving widow who sets out for revenge after discovering the plane crash that killed her family wasn’t an accident, and for part of the movie sports a haggard look.
Blake shared snaps of her changing appearance in the flick online but, speaking on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, she revealed fans completely misunderstood the point of the images – which she found “very offensive”
“(The make-up artist) did this really rough look, because my (character’s) family has experienced a lot of tragedy,” she explained. “And then this after I clean up but when I posted it, people were saying, ‘Wow, Blake bravely shows what she looks like before and after makeup’.
“Some people think that’s what I look like without makeup (pointing at the after picture), which I find very offensive because that takes an hour for her to make me look like that.”
She added: “I’m sort of vacillating between my vanity, which is like wanting to be like, ‘I don’t actually look like that! But also being a feminist and being like, ‘Why do we expect women to wake up looking like this? This isn’t realistic that you wake up this beautiful!’ But I would like people to believe that I wake up looking this beautiful.”
The Rhythm Section, also starring Jude Law and Sterling K. Brown hits cinemas on Friday (January 31, 2020).