Leighton Meester Was Underwhelmed By the Audition Process: "I think it was just the normal, typical pilot season audition for me," she recalled. I got it."But her recollection doesn't entirely match her actions at the time.
"I auditioned, and then I tested once, and then we did a screen test with everybody. "She came in and she was really funny, and really smart and played vulnerable," Schwartz clarified. And Blake was blonde, obviously; Serena had to be blonde. "Leighton [on the other hand] was very removed and very quiet, and, after her scenes were done, she would wander the stage.
"She has to be somebody that you believe would be sitting in the front row at Fashion Week eventually."3. "Then they said, 'OK, you can go to Columbia [University] one day a week.
But Lively Wasn't So Sure: She wanted to get her degree. After the first year [of the show], it'll quiet down.
So, [Leighton, who played Blair Waldorf] went to the sink and dyed her hair. The Two Girls Couldn't Have Been Any More Different: "Blake is very much in the moment. I had this image of her just in these gorgeous dresses with a book in her hand, sort of a little bit out of focus out in the corners."6.
And They Weren't BFFs: "Blake and Leighton were not friends," Safran continued.
Creator Says Hollywood Sexism Got Her Fired When asked about the possibility of rebooting the popular six-season series that followed the lives of Manhattan's elite, the 29-year-old said she'd be open to bringing back Serena van der Woodsen "if it was good" and "if it made sense." Spotted: us losing our shit!
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"She wanted it.”While executive producer Joshua Safran said Lively was "very much in the moment" and was someone who you could talk to on "a very contemporary level" about the latest pop culture. It was like there was a ‘Gossip Girl’ in our system.”writers.
While Meester was "very removed and very quiet, and, after her scenes were done, she would wander the stage. Safran said that "the shocking thing was, I found out on the set of the Season 2 finale that Blake and Penn had broken up months before.
And, they aren't the only ones, Perezcious readers!