Blake Lively admires Hollywood men

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August 22nd, 2010

Blake Lively thinks men are given better opportunities than women in the film industry.

The 'Green Lantern' actress - who shot to fame after starring in 'The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants' at the age of 16 - has a long list of actors she looks up to, but insists she doesn't envy anyone else's career.

When asked whose career she admires, Blake replied: "People always ask me that and I always answer with men. Which is not to say that there aren't incredible women in this business, but I feel like men are still given much better opportunities.

"I feel like there are so many people I admire for so many reasons that I can't look at one person's life and say, 'I want that life.' I want to make my own history.

"I look at anything in life like as long as you do what you believe in, then it's going to work out. Because even if other people don't like what you're doing, you're happy because you did what you believed in."

The blonde beauty also revealed she didn't have her heart set on an acting career from a young age.

She added to Interview magazine: "I never really thought about acting as a child. It wasn't like, 'This is the career that I want to pursue'. So when I first started acting, I was more concerned with just being on a set and all of the woes of that, and I didn't really know it or understand it as a craft yet."