In exactly four more days, the greatest film fest of France will be over. Looking back on the past couple of days, Cannes truly has embraced its French Riviera finesse and extravagance with movie stars from all over the world graciously strolling across the red carpet.
As always, there was one star who was able to shine a little bit brighter than all the rest, and that star was Blake Lively. Not only did she show up to more than just one event and wore more than just one fabulous gown, she simply blew away the competition with her ever-present grace, charm and overwhelming beauty.
But… what was she actually doing there? The last time she appeared on TV or in cinema was in 2012 with Gossip Girl and the Savages. Sure, Gossip Girl was a tremendously popular show, but even the best shows have an expiration date. Moreover, her next film will be released in 2015, which isn’t exactly just around the corner.
So the question remains: what the hell was she doing there in the first place?
Time for some gossip!
Possibility nr. 1: She may be working on a very secretive project.
We all know that one year of absence on screen is like a lifetime of absence in Hollywood. So who knows, Blake might be releasing some brand new project in the very near future and is strategically trying to create some momentum around her personality. In that case, looking stunning on a red carpet is definitely the way to go.
Possibility nr. 2: She is there as L’Oreal Paris ambassador.
L’Oreal is big in Cannes, so obviously the brand needed to get some famous divas on the attendee list in order to promote their products.
Although a very good marketing trick, I do not think any woman will fall for that. Unfortunately, no matter how much L’Oreal make up we would put on our faces, we will never ever ever look like Blake. *letting out a soft sob*
Possibility nr. 3: Ryan Reynolds needs a distraction
One of the most plausible explanations for Blake’s presence could be because her hubby Ryan Reynolds is there to promote his film the Captive. Now, as a devoted wife and fashion-diva you simply cannot pass on a trip to Cannes. Flaunting beautiful designer dresses and that great body on La Croisette is something we all want to do, right?
However, Blake Lively’s presence might also be to his advantage, because his film got completely bashed in the press. So in order to shift the attention away from the bad reviews (in this case, “bad” is a euphemism for “I would rather be disemboweled with a clothes hanger than watch that movie again”) he simply had to have Blake by his side to overwhelm the press with her fabulous femme fatale-ness.
Here is what they might have been saying:
Ryan: “Oh God, this is so embarrassing. I wanna go home and order pizza.”
Blake: “Just keep smiling, dear. The press loves us. We’re wearing matching outfits!”
Ryan: “ I think that photographer just winked at you.”
Blake: “Why, at me? How charming! Shall I strike a pose. Blow him a kiss, maybe?”
Possibility nr. 4: It’s not Blake, it’s her clone.
Okay, so maybe I have been watching to many episodes of Orphan Black, but just think about it! What if the real Blake is locked up in a room in LA somewhere, while her evil clone is pretending to be her, just so she can wear all the fabulous clothes and sleep with Ryan Reynolds. (Don’t frown, ladies. We would all do the same if we had the chance. 😉 )
So yes, Black Lively was indeed the Queen of Cannes, but why she was actually there, no one really knows.
Obviously, I’m leaning towards option four.