Blake Lively seems more than relaxed about her impending motherhood — thanks to her actress mother Elaine and sisters Robyn and Lori. The pregnant Age of Adaline actress said she'll lean on lessons she learned from family members while raising her own child.
"If I could pass along anything that my mother or my sisters taught me I feel like my kids would be very well off," Lively, 27, said on the red carpet at the L'Oreal Paris 2014 Women of Worth Celebration in NYC on Tuesday, Dec. 2. "But also I'm fortunate enough to be amongst women like this…"
Ryan Reynolds' wife attended Tuesday's event to honor women who've made a difference, including a 19-year-old honoree named Brittany who helped develop a computer program that helps to diagnose breast cancer. Brittany, and other inspirational women like her, are those Lively hopes her child will look up to.
"I am fortunate enough to come across people like that and anything I learn from them — to be able to expose my children and instill any sort of values or motivation in them," she said. "That's exciting."
"At 16 years old I was getting a spray tan and trying to look like Christina Aguilera," Lively teased in comparison, "so it's pretty cool to be in that company. [It's] humbling."
Lively's new career path can also be considered impressive. The actress teases that her new Preserve lifestyle website is like a "colicky" baby — but she likes the freedom. "It's definitely a baby for a reason. It's been the greatest learning experience I've had. It's so empowering to have a profession that I control," Lively said. "I'm responsible for success or failure and that responsibility is one that I really appreciate."
As for if every actor should get a side career? "To each their own," Lively reasoned. "[My mom] had her own career and she raised five kids. She was superwoman and she was never satisfied by doing just one thing."