Did Blake Lively Try to Steal a Role From Scarlett Johansson?

Blake Lively has reportedly picked up a trick or two from her stint on the scheme-heavy TV drama Gossip Girl.

The New York Daily News reports lovely Lively attempted to swipe a prime role from Scarlett Johansson in the upcoming sci-fi flick Gravity, approaching director Alfonso Cuaron for a part that Johansson had already verbally committed to.

The film, slated for a 2012 release and starring Johansson’s Iron Man 2 colleague Robert Downey Jr., chronicles the struggle of two astronauts trying to return to Earth after an exploding satellite kills the rest of their crew.

Unfortunately for Lively, the News says her ambitions crashed down to Earth because Cuaron is completely set on Johansson for the part. Ouch. Livelymay get the last laugh, however, as she is poised to make her big-screen breakthrough debut starring opposite Johansson’s husband, Ryan Reynolds, in the upcoming Green Lantern movie. Should make for an interesting promotional tour.