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  • - Hi I'm Blake Lively

  • and this is everything I did in a day

  • on the set of "The Rhythm Section".

  • [upbeat music]

  • I play Stephanie Patrick but I'm also known as Lisa

  • but also known as Petra

  • and that's what happens in like an assassin spy movie,

  • you have so many different identities

  • and who is she really?

  • From the time I signed onto the movie,

  • just after I had my second baby

  • so I had eight months to get in just like

  • pretty crazy shape and that was rock climbing

  • and it was defensive driving training

  • and it exercising and swimming and just like,

  • I just eat donuts now, I can't remember that,

  • I block it all out.

  • So on an average day on set,

  • I probably woke up at 5:00 a.m.

  • but mostly because I was doing

  • Mama duty with my girls, have breakfast with them,

  • hang out with them, work out with them,

  • 'cause I didn't want to wake up any earlier,

  • I'm not Dwayne The Rock Johnson,

  • I had to just get some sleep.

  • So I would actually wake up and work out with my girls

  • so I would sort of use them as weights

  • instead of wearing a weight vest, I got to wear my children.

  • So after working out I would eat some sort of steamed,

  • spinachy something healthy with like a poached egg

  • but I would always have these cookies,

  • there's a book called "Sweet Paleo"

  • and she makes these vegan chocolate chip cookies

  • and they're amazing!

  • And then in the car ride on the way to set,

  • I was working with my dialect coach,

  • a gentleman who was driving the car was British,

  • I was terrified to practice my British accent

  • while he was listening to me

  • so I'd make them blast the music

  • so it's like Britney Spears glaring in the front

  • while I'm doing a strange British accent in the back.

  • So we would go through the scene

  • but then we would also just talk to each other

  • in a British accent,

  • she'd make me tell her stories of my childhood

  • but it was very weird to like

  • talk about Arby's in a British accent,

  • those two don't really jive together.

  • So we filmed this movie in Ireland, Madrid,

  • Cadiz, Al Mariah,

  • basically anywhere they shoot "Game Of Thrones"

  • is where we shot this movie.

  • And then when we would go down the hill in Ireland,

  • I'd blast the "Game Of Thrones" main titles

  • because we were shooting there

  • and half of our crew was the "Game Of Thrones" crew

  • and spoiler alert, I kill the Night King in this movie,

  • actually the Night King, I get to kill him.

  • So the car ride from wherever I am to set

  • is anywhere from 40 minutes to an hour I would say,

  • all of this would happen usually before 7:00 a.m..

  • I'd get to set, sit down in hair and makeup,

  • I really didn't wanna cut my hair but I was wearing wigs,

  • basically pixie cut wigs,

  • so this amazing hairdresser would have to wrap

  • all of my hair into this tiny wig wrap.

  • I had prosthetics certain days,

  • I had these prosthetic eye bags.

  • If they would have waited a few years,

  • they wouldn't even had to have had the prosthetics,

  • we could have just shot right now, it would be perfect.

  • So Vivian Baker, who's amazing,

  • she's actually nominated for an Oscar this year

  • for "Bombshell", she's incredible.

  • She could do my eye bags in 15 minutes,

  • which is really amazing

  • and then the wig probably took 45 minutes

  • and then there was just a ton of detail work

  • that they would paint on me

  • from you know cuts and scrapes to bruises to,

  • I got a really bad hand injury on the set

  • so we actually had to sustain the injury

  • for the whole production.

  • They'd have to paint on bruises and blood every day,

  • which is a really surreal experience.

  • So when I was in hair and makeup,

  • I was usually asking the hair stylist, Sam,

  • to speak to me or to say my words in a British accent

  • 'cause I noticed that with dialect coaches

  • no matter how good they are,

  • they sort of speak more beautifully than normal people.

  • So I would always cross check all my lines with her

  • just having her say it more casually and naturally,

  • making our poor hair dresser

  • be a secondary dialect coach for me.

  • It was when Taylor Swift's "Reputation" album came out,

  • so there was a lot of that blasting at all times.

  • After hair and makeup, go into wardrobe.

  • Where we were shooting was so freezing

  • that I had just so many layers of wardrobe

  • it was insane and heat packs.

  • Often times I'd have to take off my clothes again

  • because I'd get to set

  • and Jude Law and I would be wearing the same outfit.

  • True story, so many times.

  • We probably changed like six times.

  • We're both in like a very similar green sweater

  • and like brown corduroys or green corduroys.

  • Never had that experience before.

  • And at this point we're probably at 8:00 a.m., 8:15 a.m.?

  • We usually, often times get to rehearse.

  • There were a lot of on-ers on this movie.

  • So when you shoot an entire scene in one take.

  • It was tricky to get the choreography of the one take

  • so rehearsal sometimes would take an hour

  • if it was a day where we were shooting something

  • that was a one-er and then we shoot.

  • When you do one take,

  • you're just shooting one take all day long.

  • So the car chase was one take

  • but we shot it for, almost for a week.

  • What's special about this car chase

  • and I've never seen it in a movie before,

  • you're in the car with me the entire time.

  • So you are trapped, you're experiencing it as I am.

  • Rather than all these shots

  • where you're seeing this cool driving.

  • So it's really intense and scary and our DP

  • was trapped in the car with me.

  • Our focus puller who's making sure it stays in focus

  • is basically in like a luge situation

  • but he's strapped and he's in the trunk,

  • he looks like a hostage.

  • But he's there trying to pull focus

  • while we're driving pretty nutty.

  • So fight choreography was really exciting for me

  • because who doesn't want to have to have the ability

  • to kick someone's ass if you need to?

  • If you need to.

  • There is a fight that's one shot,

  • which is especially tricky because

  • you have to the choreography exactly right

  • and go hard enough where you're actually hurting each other

  • a little, but not too much.

  • And it's two actors, you can't switch out with stunt doubles

  • when it's one take and two actors.

  • So, Jude and I did that together.

  • Which is where I hurt my hand.

  • We shot something what you call french hours,

  • which is when you shoot a continuous day,

  • so you don't take any lunch breaks.

  • The reason you shoot french hours

  • and you don't break for lunch is because

  • when you're dependent on the daylight,

  • you have to shoot through the day.

  • So we shot from probably 8:00 a.m.

  • until it was dark, well, until I was rushed to the hospital.

  • And then we were even shooting in a location

  • that the bathroom was far away,

  • so it was just like a thing where all the crew members

  • and cast would sneak off into the bushes

  • and you would know just to give them their time

  • 'cause you knew what was happening.

  • It's a little bit like a dog park

  • in that every body knew where everyone else pissed.

  • That was the set.

  • I'd say we'd probably wrap around eight, eight to 9:00 p.m.

  • each night, eight o'clock maybe, and then, hour drive home.

  • Normally I would be eating in the car on the ride home,

  • just like, whatever.

  • And then, my kids, they don't ever go to sleep, honestly.

  • We gotta invent something.

  • My kids have like a Pack and Play, almost like a crib,