Blake Lively is the cover girl for the July 2012 issue of Marie Claire Magazine, which hits newsstands Tuesday, June 19th.
Check out some highlights below from her interview with the mag.
On the public’s perception of her: “People like to draw parallels between my life and the scandalous stories on Gossip Girl. I dress the same as my character, so they think, She lives this life on and off set. I recently shared how many boyfriends I’ve had [four], and people were like, “That’s impossible!” But it’s true. I’ve been with very few people. If I’m not with somebody who really excites or inspires me, then I’d rather be by myself.”
On the hardest part of getting ready for her role in the new film, Savages: “I went to the gun range and learned how to shoot a gun for the first time. It was awful. I asked myself, Why were these things ever invented? But I did feel good that my first three shots were straight to the heart. It’s good to know – don’t mess with me in a gun battle.”