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Who's Controversial? Blake Lively Just Doesn't Have Enough Good Things To Say About Working With 'Empowering' Woody Allen

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Blake Lively and Woody Allen

We're assuming Woody Allen's PR team is on cloud nine as the lovable Blake Lively continues to sing the controversial director's praises time and time again!

Speaking with Hamptons magazine this week, the 28-year-old gushed (again) about working with the "empowering" movie maker, who has been plagued with sexual assault allegations, while filming the upcoming 1930s drama Café Society.

Miz Lively shared:

"[Woody] creates a very pleasant set where everybody's just happy to be there and happy to be making a movie, and happy to be a part of film history. For him to have that confidence in you almost gives you the confidence in yourself to just go with the flow. And those are the moments that he really likes, the found moments, the moments that aren't written but just happen."

Related: Woody Responds To Explosive Essay About Sexual Abuse Allegations

Adding:

"It's really cool to work with a director who's done so much, because he knows exactly what he wants. The fact that he does one shot for an entire scene—[and] this could be a scene with eight people and one to two takes—it gives you a level of confidence because when he's got it, he knows he's got it."

The blonde beauty continued by showing her appreciation for the level of confidence Woody had in her and costars Jesse Eisenberg, Steve Carell, and Parker Posey:

"He also is really encouraging as to why he cast you, so he'll say, 'Say the dialogue that's written and then you can improvise for a while.' And his dialogue is so specific, and it's speaking in a 1930s dialect and [with period] references, so it's intimidating to think, Oh, let me just improvise there and hope that my words blend seamlessly alongside Woody Allen's. Which they clearly wouldn't and don't. But he's very empowering."

While she's strictly speaking on working with the 80-year-old professionally, we can't help but wonder what Blake thinks about everything else going on!

[Image via WENN.]

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