When asked about working with the Gossip Girl actress, Hayek told Celebuzz: “She’s an incredible actress and she’s a great person.”
Hayek, 45, and Lively, 24, evidently sparked up a friendship during filming:
“It was really fun to work with someone so professional, and so smart and with a director [Oliver Stone] who gave us so much space to really create and be apart of it,” said Hayek. “But also, when you are with a lot of boys it’s great to have a sister, you know, to be there with you.”
Sandra Echeverría whoplays Hayek’s daughter in Savages got to know Lively during shooting, and she also had high praise for the blonde beauty:
She’s such a sweet girl. She’s so talented, I’m amazed with her because she’s so young and she’s done so many things. She’s so talented and humble. She’s so sweet in person. She’s going to be a huge star.
Channeling old Hollywood glamour at the premiere, the lovely Lively quickly posed for photographers and spoke to media before jetting to catch a flight. The actress, and girlfriend of hunk Ryan Reynolds, was overheard on the carpet apologizing to director Oliver Stone for needed to leave so quickly.
Watch more from the Savages red carpet in the video above. The film hits theaters July 6.