Blake Lively Visits the White House, Admits She "Never Wanted to Act"

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Blake Lively may have come from a family of entertainers, but she never wanted to get into the business herself. Find out what the former Gossip Girl star had to say about that and more! Michelle Obama Hosts Workshop On Careers In Film At The White House
Although she comes from a family of entertainers, having a career in the business was never Blake Lively's goal.

Ryan Reynolds's ladylove dished on that topic at the White House Friday, after First Lady Michelle Obama invited the former Gossip Girl star, Whoopi Golderg, Naomie Harris and Harvey Weinstein to talk to students interested in careers in film.

"It was the only thing I knew I didn't want to do," Blake said, in regards to pursuing a career in Hollywood, according to US News & World Report, "I wanted to get a great education."

An Ivy league education, actually.

"If I could, I would go back and I would go to college," Blake continued.

Blake went on to talk about her high school days, saying after she got the "acting bug" and booked Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, administrators wouldn't let her walk at graduation because she missed too many days at school.

"They didn't let me do that because they wanted to shut me down," she said. As a result, she told them no when they asked her to come back and speak at graduation once she had reached a certain level of success.

That huge success came when she landed the lead role of Serena van der Woodsen on Gossip Girl.

"I thought I tricked them," Blake said of the huge TV gig. "I was excited to get free food on set."

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