Blake Lively imitates iconic Marilyn Monroe

Updated: Jul 24, 2012, 18:34 PM IST

London: Blake Lively has revealed that she gets so self-conscious and insecure at times that she pretends to be blonde bombshell Marilyn Monroe just to cope.

“I have insecurities like any girl,” a leading daily has quoted her as saying.

“Walking the red carpet is scary so I pretend to be Marilyn Monroe – someone who owned their sexuality and projected this incredible aura of self-confidence.

Besides channelling the legendary icon, the 24-year-old also admitted that cooking also helps boost her self-confidence.

“Cooking makes me feel sexy,” she said.

“I think there’s something so sensual about it: the smells, the touches, the flavours, the experience of creating something. And, you know, when you are doing it with someone you love, creating that together, I think it’s really attractive. Italian food is my favourite,” she added.