Blake Lively Gives Parenting Advice to Her Daughter – Don’t Accept ‘No’ As an Answer

By on April 21, 2015
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Blake Lively is starring in the new movie, The Age of Adaline and is busy promoting the film. Appearing on Good Morning America, Lively spoke about the movie, her amazing co-stars, Harrison Ford and Ellyn Burstyn and her daughter, James, who was born in December 2014.

Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively

Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively

The Age of Adaline, is about a woman who doesn’t age (who doesn’t wish they wouldn’t age?). Born at the turn of 20th century, Adaline is rendered ageless after an accident. After years of a solitary life, she meets a man who might be worth losing her immortality for.

Lively spoke about working with Harrison Ford, saying she totally ‘geeked’ out while working with him and she probably won’t be allowed to work with him ever again. She also revealed the unlikely friendship between her and Ellyn Burstyn, after she played the mother of Burstyn, a role she called awkward.

Speaking about the premise of the movie, Lively gave her thoughts on finding ‘the fountain of youth’ saying,

“We all think, oh, it would be great to never age. Live forever. It shows the burdens of that as well. Yeah, we’re always naturally chasing the thing that we don’t have. Since the beginning of time, people search for the fountain of youth. Here’s someone who has it. Time is only valuable because of love. Because of the people you have around you. If you have infin it in amounts of time but you’re alone, that doesn’t sound very appealing.”

Blake spoke about her daughter, James, revealing James is a family name. When asked the question, ‘If you could give your daughter any advice when you grow up what would it be?’ Lively responded by saying,

“Don’t let anyone tell you no. If something hasn’t been done before, it doesn’t mean it can’t be done. You can be the first one. It is really empowering to see that.”

The Age of Adeline marks Lively’s first film since 2012. She had stayed out of the limelight following her marriage to actor, Ryan Reynolds in 2011. In 2014, she gave birth to daughter James. She also launched Preserve, in 2014, just before giving birth to her daughter. Preserve is a digital magazine and e-commerce website with hand-made one-of-a-kind items all selected by Lively. A huge fan of Martha Stewart, Preserve is a dream come true for Lively, who loves to bake and has even spent an evening working as a pastry chef at the renowned Per Se in New York City.

Check out Blake Lively’s interview from Good Morning America on the next page.

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