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Updated December 18th, 2023 at 16:25 IST

Blake Lively hosts special party to celebrate America Ferrera’s performance in Greta Gerwig’s Barbie

On December 16, Blake Lively hosted a special bash to celebrate America Ferrera for her performance in the Greta Gerwig directorial film Barbie.

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Blake Lively | Image:Blake Lively/Instagram
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Blake Lively has often opened up about her admiration for the recent Barbie movie. The Greta Gerwig directorial has emerged as the highest-grossing film in the history of cinema globally. The Margot Robbie-Ryan Gosling starrer garnered commercial as well as critical success. Blake Lively made a note of a special performance in the movie. The actress hosted a party for America Ferrera who played the role of Gloria in the pink spectacle. 

Blake Lively calls America Ferrera ‘heart and soul’ of Barbie 

On December 17, months after the release of Barbie, Blake Lively hosted a special celebration for America Ferrera who played the role of Gloria in the movie. In the film, her character, along with her daughter travels to the fantasy Barbieland. A climax monologue in the film is also delivered by Ferrera. 

On December 18, the Gossip Girl actress took to her Instagram account to share a series of pictures from the celebration. She shafted the photos with the caption, “Some weeks are for the man in your life. Some weeks are for the women… I was so happy to celebrate my denim sister @americaferrera She’s the heart and soul of @barbiethemovie because she’s the heart and soul of everything she’s a part of. I’ve known her for 20 years. Since I was 16. I’ve watched her live, grow, soar, fall, make, break, push, fight, win, create, forge, disrupt, way make, lead, lead, lead.” In her caption, Blake also spoke about the monologue delivered by Ferrersa in the film and how it felt ‘real’ She continued, “That speech she gives as Gloria felt as close to real as anything I’ve ever seen on screen. Because that’s who she is. She’s spectacular, passionate, inspiring, and full of heart in her own life. I can’t wait to watch her sweep awards up across her living room floor. No one deserves it more… for a lifetime of brilliant work. It’s one of my life’s honours to witness her show so many women not only what’s possible, but HOW it’s done. I love you, sister. Always.Pants = LoveLove your sisters. Love yourself.“ 

America Ferrera expresses gratitude for Blake Lively 

America Ferrera also shared glimpses of the celebration on her Instagram account. The actress shared a video with her gal-pals, featuring Blake Lively with the caption, “The Sisterhood came through all in pink to celebrate my performance in Barbie last night. I love these women with all my heart.” In another post, she expressed gratitude for the hosts of the celebrations. She wrote, “Big love to my friends @lin_manuel @questlove @blakelively for hosting a celebration of my work as Gloria in @barbiethemovie 💕💕💕 I’m so lucky to have you three as such supportive and just plain genius friends. And thanks to all who came out to show love! It was a joyful and fun night as you can see from the pics! Heart full”

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Published December 18th, 2023 at 16:25 IST

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