Blake Lively Discusses Savages
Universal Pictures’ is releasing Savages on July 6th, pitting the dramatic thriller from director Oliver Stone up against The Amazing Spider-Man at the box office. And in support of the film’s theatrical release, the studio has provided this video interview with Blake Lively who plays ‘O,’ the girlfriend of best friends and pot growing partners Ben (Aaron Johnson) and Chon (Taylor Kitsch), in the R-rated drama. In the video, Lively talks about her character and working with Savages co-stars Salma Hayek and Benicio Del Toro.
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Laguna Beach entrepreneurs Ben (Johnson), a peaceful and charitable Buddhist, and his closest friend Chon (Kitsch), a former Navy SEAL and ex-mercenary, run a lucrative, homegrown industry–raising some of the best marijuana ever developed. They also share a one-of-a-kind love with the extraordinary beauty Ophelia (Lively). Life is idyllic in their Southern California town…until the Mexican Baja Cartel decides to move in and demands that the trio partners with them.
When the merciless head of the BC, Elena (Salma Hayek), and her brutal enforcer, Lado (Benicio Del Toro), underestimate the unbreakable bond among these three friends, Ben and Chon–with the reluctant, slippery assistance of a dirty DEA agent (John Travolta)–wage a seemingly unwinnable war against the cartel. And so begins a series of increasingly vicious ploys and maneuvers in a high stakes, savage battle of wills.