The 23-year-old actress recently sat down with UK’s Marie Claire Magazine and discussed her will to take career risks with more “mature” roles.
Blake, who already owns the small screen with The CW hit Gossip Girl, is also set to make an impression as “Krista”, a drug-addicted single mother in Ben Affleck’s new movie, The Town.
“I’m on a very commercial show, so the last thing I want to do is a commercial movie,” Blake told Marie Claire. “I wanna take risks, I don’t wanna play it safe. I mean, I could probably make more money if I did more commercial projects. It would be nice to buy an apartment but I’m 22 and I don’t need to yet.”
The actress preferred to not talk openly about her relationship with Gossip Girl co-star Penn Badgley. They have been dating for a long time (since 2007) and like to keep their relationship private.
“At the end of the day, you’re just in any relationship,” she noted. “How does anybody go to work every day and come home? You just do it and it either works or it doesn’t.”