We’re used to seeing images of Blake Lively on the red carpet looking like the victor, leaving others standing in her wake, bewilderment on their faces, wondering why, HOW does she manage to slay it - so effortlessly - every single time? Seriously, cast your mind back to her various award show or MET Gala appearances. When has she ever put a silver slippered foot wrong? (we’ll save you the effort: she hasn’t.)
So what do you imagine when you think of her getting ready to produce such perfection? We’re picturing a pristine white bedroom, candles in tea-lights, a purring blue Persian cat eyeing her serenely from the edge of the king-size bed as she slips and twirls in and out of a variety of couture gowns hanging on a gilded rail by an opened patio door, their trains blowing in the light Californian wind. But Blake’s handsome husband Ryan Reynolds has taken this Cinderella-esque fantasy and kicked it into the ashes with his recent revelation.
“My wife knows how to work a red carpet, I’ll say that,” he said at a recent junket to promote his new sci-fi thriller Self/less. “Blake might be the Beyoncé of red carpets. She’s turned it into an athletic event. I see what goes into that, real science. It’s unbelievable. You guys see the finished product. I see a totally destroyed closet, bedroom and kitchen by the time she walks out the door. I don’t even know how shoes got in the freezer… It’s seriously nuts. There’s kung-fu involved. It’s really intense.”
NOW we see where we’ve been going wrong all these years. Heels in the icebox is a new one to us, but we’ll run with it as long as it produces the desired effect. Meanwhile, anyone got the name of a kick-ass kung-fu instructor? *thumbs the Yellow Pages furiously*