Celebuzz chatted with the 24-year-old actress at a press day Friday for her upcoming film Savages, co-starring Taylor Kitsch. The Gossip Girl actress let spill that she actually has never heard of the famous book.
“I haven’t. What’s that?” said Lively when asked if 50 Shades of Grey was on her reading list.
Though Lively is not familiar with the book, she was very happy to hear fans are rooting for her to be casted as Kate Kavanuagh, the protagonist Anastasia Steele’s best friend.
“How sweet,” Lively said after hearing about her fans’ campaign. “I don’t know about it but thank you!”
In the book, Kate is described as “gorgeous, strawberry blonde hair, green eyes,” and throughout the novel she’s fiercely loyal to Anastasia when she believes her S&M relastionship with billionaire Christian Grey has gone too far.
In the meantime, Lively is starring in another racy role — Ophelia in director Oliver Stone‘s Savages — as a woman caught in a love triangle between marijuana growers.
The film hits theaters July 6. Watch the trailer below.
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Reporting by: Taryn Ryder