Blake Lively has made her first post-baby red carpet appearance and it was absolutely fabulous!
The actress stepped out on Monday, January 27th and walked the red carpet for a screening of her new film, The Rhythm Section, in New York City. The appearance marked Lively’s first red carpet appearance since she and her husband, Ryan Reynolds, welcomed their third child in 2019.
For the red carpet, Lively wore a glamorous black velvet dress with a strapless sweetheart neckline and flattering off-the-shoulder sleeves. She accessorized with bold black gloves, a dramatic pearl necklace, and thigh-high boots with buckles. For her beauty look, Lively pulled her hair back into a messy updo and wore her makeup smokey and glowing.
When asked by ET about her red carpet transformation, Lively replied, “A transformation — what do you think I normally look like? It is. I don’t look like this.”
Her character in The Rhythm Section undergoes her own transformation in the film, which Lively touched on during the interview. “I was in a ton of makeup in order to have these eye bags and look as rough as she looks in the beginning and then I was also in a ton of makeup [for] when she looked nice and fresh,” she shared of her character’s look in the movie. “The real me is somewhere in the middle.”
“Some people see it like, ‘This is what she looks like without makeup,’ and it’s the horrible one and then sometimes [it’s like,] ‘This is what she looks like without makeup,’ and it’s the fresh-faced one — that also took an hour,” she added. “So, it’s funny to see different people’s perspectives of how good or how awful I look without makeup.”
The Rhythm Section hits theaters Friday, January 31st.
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Check out Lively’s glam red carpet moment below: