They wanted us all to wear the same clothes that we’re wearing on the show. When Lively was dating Leonardo Di Caprio and shooting the series, she’d take photos of a doll to document where she was and send them to him. I’m open to anything that’s good, that’s interesting, and that sort of feels necessary.
They wanted that, because then it fed their whole narrative.
Lively was about to quit acting and enroll in college (she had deferred the year before) when she was offered the role. "Then they [ and Savage] said, ‘Okay, you can go to Columbia [University] one day a week.
In fact, she tried to decline the part when it was first offered, but they tricked her into taking it. After the first year [of the show], it’ll quiet down.
American-born Hollywood actor Chace Crawford got his career breakthrough on the hit teen drama series Gossip Girl where he portrayed the main character, Nate Archibald.
In addition to several other acting credits, Crawford has also had starring roles in movies like the horror film The Haunting of Molly Hartley and the action drama Twelve.
Because they did not want their personal drama to relate to the show.” 21. It was like there was a ‘Gossip Girl’ in our system.”25.
Lively was initially afraid of her bosses finding out too much about her relationship with Badgley—until she realized they wanted the cast members to date. We didn’t understand what was happening, because everything was getting leaked, every detail. The show’s actual Gossip Girl, by the way, was never going to be a girl, but both Nate and Eric van der Woodsen, Serena’s brother, were considered by the writers as possible real identities of the blogger earlier on.26.
We can’t put it in writing, but we promise you can go.’ So that’s why I said, ‘Okay. I’ll do this.’” Of course, things didn’t actually quiet down. Leighton Meester first auditioned for Serena, but told producers she felt she was a better fit for Blair Waldorf. Meester wanted the part of Blair so badly that she dyed her hair for it."I auditioned and then I tested once and then we did a screen test with everybody. Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner made a guest appearance on the show “for the money,” Schwartz said, with a laugh, per was the most illegally streamed show in China, then-CW president of entertainment Dawn Ostroff was told by Chinese executives.10. Even before the pilot even aired, Westwick and Crawford were being hounded by girls.Crawford and Ed Westwick (Chuck Bass) were actual roommates in a two-bedroom apartment in Chelsea when they filmed the show.11. “We had these girls coming up to us [at an Arctic Monkeys concert], and they were kind of freaking out about it: ‘Oh, we love the books.’ [Ed and I] kept looking at each other like, shit, man.”13.Upon graduation in 2003, he enrolled to study broadcast journalism and marketing at Pepperdine University.However, he did not complete his degree as he dropped out to go fulltime into acting.
, in honor of this 10-year anniversary, did a fascinating reflection piece with the cast (except Penn Badgley, a.k.a.