Blake had already starred in Accepted and The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants but was on the verge of quitting the business to attend Columbia University when she was offered the part — and almost turned it down.'I said, "No, I want to go to college. After the first year [of the show], it'll quiet down.Thank you, though,"' Blake, now 30, told Vanity Fair in a new interview. Your life will go back to normal and you can start going to school. I'll do this."'Obviously, things never did 'quiet down', and Blake became a huge star, nabbing side-roles in The Private Lives of Pippa Lee, The Town, Savages, Hick, and Green Lantern — where she met her now-husband, Ryan Reynolds.And this year she switched to comedy, starring as Deborah Revere opposite Adam Pally in Fox's Making History.Her career isn't the only aspect of her life going well, either. He may not have liked it, but [his character] was the closest to who he was,' executive producer Joshua Safran told Vanity Fair.In addition to steady work on the silver screen, Blake's also raking in big bucks with sponsorship deals.She's been the face of Chanel and Gucci Premiere, and is currently a brand ambassador for L'Oréal Paris. In 2014, Blake launched an artisan lifestyle website called Preserve which flopped spectacularly and was shuttered the next year.Daily Mail Online's FEMAIL here, your one and only source into the not-so-scandalous lives of the Gossip Girl elite.
Since the Gossip Girl finale aired in December of 2012, Blake has also starred in The Age of Adaline and The Shallows, and was just announced as the star of the upcoming film adaptation of Liane Moriarty's The Husband's Secret.The 31-year-old has continued to work steadily in Hollywood since Gossip Girl ended, too.In 2014, she starred with James Franco and Chris O'Dowd in Of Mice and Men on Broadway, which earned her positive reviews.Her transformation started while she was still on the show, and Jenny gradually took on some of Taylor's real-life style — that is, until Taylor had enough and was written off.She'd been acting out leading up to her exit, performing pantsless on TV, cursing and openly discussing masturbation in interviews, and working desperately to shed any good-girl image she might have had.