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.
I'm very proud we got to break through to the men and be like, 'No, it's OK to dress up.
"They were friendly, but they were not friends like Serena and Blair.
Yet the second they'd be on set together, it's as if they were."7.
Because they did not want their personal drama to relate to the show." writers. "We were creating three episodes at once sometimes, we were given our lines at the very last minute, we didn't know where our characters were going; there was no planning or arc... We were basically sort of reading off of cue cards.
There were people taking pictures the whole time and paparazzi jumping in front of the cameras—it felt like we were part of a cultural experiment...
"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.There was something neat about that." emails and stealing scripts to sell online."Our scripts were ending up online, and we couldn't figure out how," one of the show's producers recalled. We didn't understand what was happening, because everything was getting leaked, every detail... It was like there was a 'Gossip Girl' in our system."14.A teenager, I think either [from] Russia or Bulgaria, had hacked one of the writer's e-mails, and was selling scripts on e Bay. Westwick Still Doesn't Know Who the Real Gossip Girl Is: Even though the season finale revealed who'd been signing "xoxo, gossip girl" all those years, Westwick didn't get the memo."I still am not sure who GG was lol," he admitted to .15."I guess I hear that in fits and starts here and there, but it's hard to say.If everyone was into it and if the timing was right, you know?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.