11 Things You Didn’t Know About Blake Lively
9. Interested in Higher Education
Blake Lively initially didn’t show any interest in acting and was instead interested in attending Stanford University. Her mother even enrolled Lively in school early to give her a head start. She started kindergarten three years early! “When I was only 3 years old, my mom enrolled me in the first grade. My older brother was supposed to start school, but he didn’t want to go alone, so my mom told them I was 6 since I was so tall. But after a few weeks, they said they would have to put me in mentally disabled classes because I wasn’t up to pace with the rest of the kids. They thought that I was slow because all I wanted to do was sleep while the other kids were doing their projects. [laughs] So my mom took me out of school,” she told Marie Claire.
8. Started Auditioning in Junior High School
During the summer between her junior and senior year of high school, her brother, Eric, asked his agent to send her to some auditions and it was during one of these auditions that she landed the role of Bridget in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.