Blake Lively and America Ferrera’s sisterhood goes means past a pair of touring pants.
Following Ferrera’s 2024 Critics’ Choice Awards victory and empowering speech on Sunday, January 14, Lively, 36, sang her former costar’s praises.
“Give this lady each stage, each statue, each microphone perpetually please,” Lively wrote by way of her Instagram Story on Monday, January 15, resharing a clip from the awards present. “My god we’re blessed to orbit in the identical instances as you my sister, @Americaferrera.”
The video confirmed a beaming Ferrera, 39, as she articulated how honored she was to obtain the SeeHer Award for her portrayal of Gloria in 2023’s Barbie.
“Receiving the SeeHer Award for my contributions to extra genuine portrayals of ladies and ladies [couldn’t] be extra significant to me. Because I grew up as a first-generation Honduran American woman in love with TV, movie and theater, who desperately needed to be part of a storytelling legacy that I couldn’t see myself mirrored in,” Ferrera started after incomes a standing ovation from the gang, together with Ryan Gosling, who performed Ken within the blockbuster hit.
She continued: “Of course, I might really feel myself in characters who have been sturdy and sophisticated. But these characters not often, if ever, regarded like me. I yearned to see folks like myself on display screen as full people.”
The actress famous that when she began working in Hollywood 20 years in the past, it “appeared not possible that anybody might make a profession portraying totally dimensional Latina characters.” Ferrera attributed the change in illustration to writers, administrators, producers and extra folks behind the scenes who selected to “rewrite outdated tales and to problem deeply entrenched biases” about Latina tradition.
“We are all worthy of getting our lives richly and authentically reflective,” Ferrera declared earlier than thanking her Barbie counterparts.
She concluded with a message to the lads on set, saying, “Thank you to our Kens — Noah Baumbach, Tom Ackerley, David Heyman and Ryan Gosling — for all being man sufficient to help girls’s work. You are all sensible and you might be greater than Kenough.”
In addition to Lively, fellow Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants costar Amber Tamblyn additionally celebrated Ferrera’s milestone. “You’re extraordinary and that’s all there may be to it. I really like you. ❤️,” Tamblyn, 40, wrote within the feedback part of Ferrera’s Instagram post from the awards present.
Lively, Ferrera, Tamblyn and Alexis Bledel have been exhibiting up for every over since they starred in 2005’s Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and the 2008 sequel. Their most up-to-date reunion got here in December 2023 when all 4 actresses attended a particular Barbie occasion in New York City.
“I used to be so completely satisfied to rejoice my denim sister @americaferrera She’s the center and soul of @barbiethemovie as a result of she’s the center and soul of the whole lot she’s part of,” Lively captioned a collection of Instagram photos final month. “Pants = Love. Love your sisters. Love your self.”