Blake Lively decided to take a year off from acting when her CW Network series "Gossip Girl" wrapped in 2012. She worked hard the six seasons the show was on the air, not only making the series but also in the feature films "Green Lantern" and "Savages."
"I was just tired," Lively says. "You work 10 months a year, 16-18 hour days. I took the time off for practical reasons."