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Blake Lively Responds To Martha Stewart's Comments About Her New Career Path

08/07/2014 08:55 am ET
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Martha Stewart told HuffPost Entertainment that she was a bit confused as to why her friend and neighbor Blake Lively was trading in her acting career for one in the lifestyle business.

"I mean, it's stupid, she could be an actress! Why would you want to be me if you could be an actress?" Stewart told us of all the Lively comparisons at the Atlantic City Food and Wine Festival, adding that she wants "to be Blake Lively." Mrs. Ryan Reynolds just launched her own website called Preserve, which is "part magazine with articles, recipes and fashion spreads and part e-commerce with a Lively-curated collection of products for sale," according to E! News.

But Lively isn't offended by Stewart's comments, she's just ready to prove everyone wrong.

"I want to have my own path professionally and even as she said, I'm an actress. I'm doing something totally different so now I sort of have two careers going on and it'll be interesting to see how it all pans out," Lively told E! News. "But really what it is, is I have two passions. And I think ultimately, I will always be doing both, but one is going to be paying the bills better than the other."

As for why she wanted to launch Preserve, the 26-year-old said that she's always had an interest in homemaking, thrift shopping and "do-it-yourself" projects and was eager to spread her wings a little bit.

"It was a very natural transition for me," she explained to E! "Everything that Preserve is is everything that I grew up around in a big way ... It's what I know better than acting so being in this space is something I've done my whole life, just not professionally. So now it's something that I get to share with more people," she continued. "I've been sharing it with friends forever. I didn't even tell most friends that I was doing it because they still get their own curated products and gifts from me. I'm that girl."

And Martha, don't worry, no hard feelings here!

"Who doesn't want to be Martha Stewart?" Lively gushed. "Martha Stewart has been a huge inspiration to me my entire life. She's a huge source of inspiration for my mom. She's how I came to know and love Martha. I always say that Martha Stewart Living is the only magazine I ever had growing up. I never had Tiger Beat or any of that stuff."

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