updated 09/13/2010 AT 4:00 PM ET
•originally published 09/14/2010 AT 9:00 AM ET
Blake Lively may play a drama queen on Gossip Girl, but in real life she is more like a domestic diva.
Unlike her character Serena Van der Woodsen, Lively had a solid, tight-knit family upbringing and, as the youngest of five children, wants to create that big family for herself someday.
“I want babies. Lots of babies. Of course!” Lively, 23, tells the October issue of Allure.
If she is planning to have kids with her beau and costar Penn Badgley, Lively is keeping mum.