Is Blake Lively refusing to sign on for a new Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants movie? A report claims the actress' co-stars are "worried" she won't agree to do a third film. Gossip Cop, however, can debunk the story.
Lively starred in the original 2005 adaptation of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants with Alexis Bledel, America Ferrera and Amber Tamblyn. They all returned for a sequel that was released in 2008, and in the 10 years since then, there's been much discussion about making another installment inspired by the last novel in the book series on which the story is based. Though all of the key cast members, who are close friends, have expressed interest in doing a new film, Star is now claiming there's concern Lively will torpedo the project.
"'Pants' May Not Fit Movie Star Blake," reads the headline of an article in the tabloid's new issue. The magazine contends that while Bledel, Ferrera and Tamblyn are "all on board," they're "worried" that Lively has become "too big for their britches." A so-called "Tinseltown tattler" is quoted as saying, "Amber and Alexis are shopping a great script, but studio honchos want to make sure Blake is involved before giving them the green light."
The outlet's supposed source goes on to allege, "It really all hinges on Blake: she hasn't said no yet because she knows fans would love it — but she hasn't committed to the movie, either." This purported tipster further claims that even if Lively does agree to make the movie, "everything would have to be on her first-class schedule." The publication doesn't have anything to substantiate that assertion, or any of its contentions. Obviously, if the project moves forward, everyone's schedule would have to align, not just Lively's.
And rather than relying on what an untraceable and unidentifiable "Tinseltown tattler" alleges, why not focus on what the "Gossip Girl" star herself has said on the subject? Less than a month ago, Lively said a new Sisterhood movie "could really happen." Noting how fans have been pushing for it, she declared, "I'm saying, we'll do it." That's Lively on the record confirming her participation, which goes directly against the publication's story about her not being involved.
In fact, the actress has long been in favor of moving forward with the project. In 2016, Lively said there was a "strong chance" there would be a third Sisterhood movie, and that it's "always been a dream" to reunite with her best friends for another installment. Tamblyn also updated fans on Twitter about the situation in late April, telling followers, "It's up to a studio now to make the film. So far, no luck." Regardless of whether it ends up working out, it should be clear that Lively isn't holding things up.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.