London: Blake Lively rose to fame with hit TV series ‘Gossip Girl’ but the actress says she often found her desire to promote a "better message" at odds with the dark subjects in the show.
The 27-year-old actress portrayed Serena Van Der Woodsen on the TV drama.
"People loved it, but it always felt a little personally compromising - you want to be putting a better message out there... "I loved it when they put Blair and Serena as best friends supporting each other."
Lively, who has six-month-old daughter James with husband Ryan Reynolds, could not understand why parents would let their teenage children watch the show, reported Female First.
"When parents would say, 'My teenager is watching your show', I wanted to say, 'Hold on. Why? Are you having a talk with them after?'
"From the drug use to the point where we're killing people, it's sexual and salacious."
The actress, who dated her "Gossip Girl" co-star Penn Badgley for three years until 2010, also found it frustrating when people couldn't distinguish between her and her character, though she understands why.
"The lines become blurred. It doesn't help when everyone is dating who they are dating on the show, and you're saying to the costume designer, 'Hey, can I take that home?' But it's a weird thing when people feel like they know you very well and they don't."