Blake Lively is stunning, so fans marveled at the transformation photos she shared on Instagram through filming for The Rhythm Section. She looked like a bag lady in one photo, she had short black hair in another. Lively has a great sense of humor about all things -- you can't marry Ryan Reynolds without one -- but she was taken aback by reactions to one of her recent posts showing side-by-side photos.
When posting the photos shown above, Blake Lively joked that "Facetune broke." In reality, she was showing two photos with makeup by The Rhythm Section's Vivian Baker, with the shot on the right showing her character Stephanie Patrick looking rough. But that's not how some fans took it, as Lively explained to Jimmy Fallon:
Jimmy Fallon and The Tonight Show audience laughed at the idea that people thought the photo on the right was really Blake Lively before makeup. However, both photos in her Instagram post were showing Lively wearing makeup, and she was torn about how to respond:
Ryan Reynolds could tell us exactly how Blake Lively looks when she gets up, but he'd probably just make a joke about it. I bet she looks even better than the left photo. I don't blame her for being offended -- on behalf of makeup artist Vivian Baker, but also at the idea that she really looks like the rough right photo without makeup.
The Rhythm Section did have a rough road to its release, thanks in large part to the hand injury Blake Lively suffered on set. The movie is still struggling a bit, with a C+ CinemaScore from moviegoers polled on opening night, and Rotten Tomatoes critics and audience scores in the 30-39% range.
In the action drama, Blake Lively stars as Stephanie Patrick, who tries to uncover the truth behind the plane crash that killed her family. When she discovers the crash wasn't accidental, she takes on the identity of an assassin and embarks on a mission to track down those responsible.
The Rhythm Section co-stars Jude Law -- who was involved in Lively's hand-crushing accident -- plus Sterling K. Brown. It's expected to make around $5 million in its opening weekend.
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