We all know that Gossip Girl was full of lies, scandal, and drama. The New York based series still remains superior to this day. In honor of the Gossip Girl reboot, here are ten fun facts about the show.
1. Leighton Meester Auditioned to Portray Serena
Blair is the queen of revenge, and this is thanks to Leighton Meester. Meester portrays her role so well, I can not even imagine her playing Serena. Leighton Meester was born with blonde hair, and she initially thought she will be great to be Serena. The casting directors went over the script with Leighton Meester, and history was made.
2. Taylor Momsen Is A Child Actor
Little J wanted to live the socialite life, but she was actually a child star. Taylor Momsen portayed Cindy Lou in How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Momsen reflects her role in the iconic Christmas film as “an impactful moment”.
3. Ed Westwick Auditioned to Play Nate
Words can not describe how happy I was to see this not happen. Ed Westwick was born to portray Chuck. I mean his favorite movie is American Psycho.
4. Leighton Meester and Blake Lively Were Not Best Friends
Gossip Girl writer, Joshua Safran, told Vanity Fair that these “besties” actually were not friends at all. “Blake and Leighton were not friends. 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.”
Now this is called good acting people.
5. Blair’s Looks Were Inspired By Fashion Icons
The wardrobe portrayed on Gossip Girl was iconic. The stylists on the show revealed that Blair’s outfits were inspired by Audrey Hepburn.
6. Serena Is a Leo
Serena being a Leo explains her personality… In. addition, Blair is a scorpio. Now this explains Blair’s need for revenge.
7. Lindsay Lohan Was Slated to Play Blair
Gossip Girl was originally supposed to be a movie. Actress and singer, Lindsay Lohan, was set to portray Blair. The director and producers decided to cast actors that were not well known instead.
8. Penn Did Not Know He Was Gossip Girl
Penn Badgley, who plays Dan, did not know he was Gossip Girl. Penn did not find out until the last episode.
9. Blake Lively and Penn Badgely Dated
Serena and Dan dated in real life, but they were not endgame. The two broke up, and they kept their situation private for three months.
10. Taylor Momsen Is In A Rock Group
Taylor Momsen left Gossip Girl to pursue her career in music. The Pretty Reckless banded in 2009, and the group has amazing records under their belt.