Blake Lively: I'm Not Like Gossip Girl's Serena In Real Life

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Blake Lively in Marie Clare, July 2012 -- Marie Claire
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Blake Lively in Marie Clare, July 2012 -- Marie Claire

Blake Lively wants people to know that aside from her flare for fashion, she has nothing in common with her "Gossip Girl" character Serena van der Woodsen.

"People like to draw parallels between my life and the scandalous stories on 'Gossip Girl.' I dress the same as my character, so they think, 'She lives this life on and off set.' I recently shared how many boyfriends I've had [four], and people were like, 'That's impossible!'" Blake told Marie Claire, which features the actress on the cover of its July 2012 issue.

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"But it's true," she continued. "I've been with very few people. If I'm not with somebody who really excites or inspires me, then I'd rather be by myself."

Aside from "Gossip Girl," Blake has the dramatic, "Savages," coming up on July 6, alongside Taylor Kitsch.

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She plays a woman who is kidnapped by a Mexican drug cartel in the film and Blake told the mag that she had to learn to shoot for the role.

"I went to the gun range and learned how to shoot a gun for the first time. It was awful. I asked myself, 'Why were these things ever invented?' But I did feel good that my first three shots were straight to the heart. It's good to know - don't mess with me in a gun battle," she said.

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