‘The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants,’ Blake Lively’s First Film
Blake Lively’s First Film, ‘The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants’
Blake Lively’s first professional appearance was Bridget Vreeland in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, though she also appeared in her father’s 1998 film The Sandman. In the film, Lively played a skilled and daring soccer player who was still mourning the death of her mother. In the film, Lively’s real-life father, the late actor Ernie Lively, also plays her father. But what was it like for the former Gossip Girl star to work on such a big film for the first time, and how did the mother of three land the part?
Blake, strangely enough, had no desire to be an actor as a child. Her mother, father, and four siblings were all involved in the entertainment industry, therefore she didn’t want to get into it. Her older brother, Eric Lively, convinced her to go to a few auditions. As luck would have it, those few auditions led to her first employment. “I didn’t have an agency,” Blake told Interview Magazine of her early audition days. “All I had to do was write down that I worked for my brother’s agency, and the agency would call and say they didn’t recognize me. I earned my first job on The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants after a few auditions.”
Blake Lively talks about her first film, ‘The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants,’ and her thoughts on it.
Even after landing such a major role, Blake wasn’t confident that acting would be her professional path. However, she appreciated the fact that she didn’t have to miss much school for her first job, and she actually filmed The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants between her junior and senior years of high school. “It was a terrific first job,” says the star of A Simple Favor. “And all I had to do was miss my school finals?” ‘Wow, this is great,’ I thought to myself. I’ll give it a try… This is a condensed version of the narrative. I hope you found it entertaining.