Many male faces grace the poster of Oliver Stone‘s Savages, but the two who hold the most power throughout the film are Blake Lively and Salma Hayek. Both of their characters struggle to stay afloat in a world filled with drugs, betrayal and violence. The story follows O (Lively), a carefree girl from Southern California who’s the lover of profitable pot growers Ben (Aaron Johnson) and Chon (Taylor Kitsch). Unfortunately, their paradise is short-lived when a drug cartel, headed by the powerful and vicious Elena (Hayek) comes in and kidnaps O. Only then, does the struggle for dominance between the two men and the Mexican drug cartel begin.
A couple weeks ago, we talked with Hayek and Lively about getting into their roles, their research and working with a veteran director like Oliver Stone.
Salma, we’re used to seeing drug lords portrayed as macho men. Not only is your character a woman, but she has lots of layers. Did that come from the book, or was it something you brought to the role?
Salma Hayek: The character was much smaller in the book. That was Oliver [Stone], who started the whole process. He was incredibly generous because we really did work as a team, all of us. He really welcomes your input on the character. He actually will not like you, if you do not have something to give. He wants you fight with him, and he wants you to bring something to the plate. We worked really well together, designing the character, but it originated from him. He made that character a little bit more interesting than in the book. I think he did that with all of the characters.
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Posted on July 4th, 2012 by Anita (No Comments / Write a comment)
Check out the fully released trailer of “SAVAGES” below! I also added captures of it to the gallery.
Movies > Savages (2012) > Trailer Screencaps
Posted on April 5th, 2012 by Ina (No Comments / Write a comment)
As earlier mentioned Blake created recently a cake for the Sprinkles Cupcakes brand and Access Hollywood joined her. The cupcake is available at Sprinkles Cupcakes stores in January. Seems like she had lots of fun in creating this cupcake !
Posted on December 14th, 2011 by Ina (No Comments / Write a comment)
Blake appears the first time at 1:10 !
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Blake, Chace & Ed say thank you for reaching over 10 million fans on the official Facebook page of “Gossip Girl”. You can watch it right here or below – they’re totally adorable ! If you haven’t liked the page yet, make sure to do so .
Posted on August 17th, 2011 by Ina (No Comments / Write a comment)