Gossip Girl star Blake Lively snubs big money movie offers so she is not typecast as a "commercial" actress.
The 22 year old shot to fame playing New York rich kid Serena van der Woodsen in the hit TV series, but will swap her glamorous character for a drug-addicted single mum in Ben Affleck's upcoming film The Town.
And the star admits she has given up her dream of buying a piece of the Big Apple's pricey real estate so she can take on low-paid roles in edgy projects.
She tells Britain's Marie Claire, "I'm on a very commercial show so the last thing I want to do is a commercial movie. I wanna take risks, I don't wanna play it safe.
"It would be nice to buy an apartment but I'm 22 and I don't need to yet. I live in New York City. So... I'm able to differentiate between what I want and need, and what I want more is to do great roles."