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The for­mer Gos­sip Girl TV star, 27, shares Earth Day plans for her chic web­site, pre­, which cel­e­brates Amer­i­can ar­ti­sans and their prod­ucts. Her next film is Lion­s­gate’s ro­man­tic drama The Age of Adaline, open­ing April 24.

What was the in­spi­ra­tion be­hind Pre­serve?

“Mainly my mom. She’s some­one who could cre­ate a mag­i­cal mo­ment out of any­thing.”

How do you keep the site ecofriendly?

“It’s very im­por­tant to us to be con­scious in our se­lec­tions. We’re do­ing an ex­clu­sive col­lec­tion for Earth Day with Amour Vert. For ev­ery shirt you buy from them, they plant a tree. They are do­ing ev­ery­thing they can to re­duce their car­bon foot­print.”

What do you do in your per­sonal life to pro­tect the planet?

“My hus­band [Ryan Reynolds] turned a car that wasn’t sup­posed to be elec­tric into an elec­tric car by putting a thou­sand-pound bat­tery in the trunk. He’s dan­ger­ously eco. Our homes are so­lar, we have the com­post in the gar­den and we do all the smaller things, like turn­ing off lights in the house—things I didn’t do grow­ing up that I have learned to be aware of.”

The Age of Adaline is a love story but more than that. How would you de­scribe it?

“It’s about the re­la­tion­ship be­tween love and time—and the beauty and tragedy in that.”

What does it take th­ese days to make you want to take a role?

“It sure takes a lot, es­pe­cially now that I’ve got a baby [born in De­cem­ber]. It has to be a film that cre­atively in­spires me.”

Email your ques­tions for Wal­ter Scott to per­son­al­ity@pa­

Lively with hus­band

Ryan Reynolds

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