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Blake Lively Used to Send Leonard DiCaprio Pictures of Her Doll, a Not-Crazy Thing Normal People Do

One of my favorite things about celebrities is that there’s always going to be one or two weird quirks about them that are going to slip out in some interview. I mean, everyone has weird quirks, but it’s always nice to remember that celebrities are also normal, weird people at heart. Like apparently Blake Lively used to take pictures of a doll and send them to Leonardo DiCaprio when they were dating.

DiCaprio, the Titanic star who later became an actor, and Lively, of Gossip Girl fame, dated for about four months before they split and Lively started dating her Green Lantern co-star Ryan Reynolds, her current husband. Apparently during this time Lively thought to herself that taking pictures of a doll would be a good idea, at least according to this Vanity Fair retrospective on Gossip Girl’s 10th anniversary.

“We learned a lot from Blake,” Safran [executive producer Joshua Safran] said. “When I think about shooting the L.A. episodes, Blake was dating at the time, and she had this thing where she had a doll that she took photos of that she sent to Leo. Blake was way ahead of the curve. It was pre-Instagram. She was documenting her life in photographs in a way that people were not yet doing.”

Do people just post pictures of dolls to Instagram? Have I missed an entire subculture of doll photo enthusiasts? Is this a normal thing and I’m the weird one for not taking pictures of dolls?

The real question, to me, is just what is this doll? Here’s a theory from Twitter:

It’s probably not this one, right?

Over at Jezebel, Hazel Cills thinks Lively probably took pictures of a Carol Farris Barbie, the character she played in Green Lantern.

Okay but back to this doll. Even though I’d be god damn delighted to learn Lively carries around some porcelain, Victorian doll that scared everyone on set to death, my personal theory is more boring. Green Lantern came out in 2011, the same time Lively and DiCaprio were dating, and during that time Lively received a Barbie doll based on her character Carol Ferris.

Whatever the doll may have been, I think it’s safe to say Ryan Reynolds would be a lot more amused by this than Leo, whose embarrassing quirk is vaping during sex. Honestly, I think I’d rather have the doll pictures.

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