When "Green Lantern" hits theaters next summer, don't hold your breath waiting for a damsel in distress to appear on the big screen. According to actress Blake Lively, her character of Carol Ferris is much more of a proactive heroine than the common superhero female lead.
"Playing women with strengths are the characters I'm most attracted to," Lively told MTV News while promoting her work in "The Town," director Ben Affleck's latest Boston-set crime thriller. "Being in a superhero movie opposite such amazing actors and an incredible director, and not just being a damsel in distress but a fighter pilot and [Hal's] boss at the company."
Indeed, Carol Ferris has quite a lot of strengths, including a capacity for great evil as the villainous Star Sapphire. But don't expect Lively to transform from Hal's love interest to his nemesis overnight.
"There are always winks and homages to certain things in the comics for the fans, but I don't think you'll know yet how evil she turns," she said. "Not yet."
Still, there are many aspects of "Green Lantern" that Lively isn't aware of, despite playing one of the film's central characters.
"With all of the special effects, you're in a big sound stage with blue walls, and the world that you're acting opposite will be created months after you're finished shooting," she said. "To watch that will be a very different experience, because I don't know half of what I'm going to see. That's so exciting, seeing the visual arts, and all of the amazing effects and characters that they're creating. I cannot wait to see it, because that's one of the most important elements in our story."
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