Then again, when you have a group of talented, young and hot actors like Blake, Leighton Meester and Chace Crawford working long hours together for six years — you can’t expect it all to be sunshine and rainbows!Actors dating other actors is not a surprise in Hollywood.They run in the same circles, so why not, you know? They’re spending hours upon hours with one another, so it’s practically an inevitability.
After graduating from high school he enrolled in Pepperdine University and studied advertising, business and communications.
It wasn't until his sophomore year that his mother encouraged him to give acting a shot.
She even added, when told that the interviewer misses the show, “That’s nice to hear.
I miss it sometimes, too.” (It is possible to imagine, late one night, after James is asleep, and as Ryan Reynolds watches You Tube videos in the other room, Lively scrolling back in her phone to a picture of her and Meester, sitting on Blair’s bed between takes, hair up in curlers, expressions of pure wonder on their faces, giddy at the possibility of where the show might take them.)Asked by the interviewer where her character, Serena, might be that night, Lively theorized, “She’s probably on vacation.
It launched the careers of Blake Lively (Serena van der Woodsen) and Leighton Meester (Blair Waldorf), provided a slew of wonderful and “controversial” supporting characters (Taylor Momsen’s petulant Jenny Humphrey, Jessica Szhor’s “free-spirited” Vanessa Abrams, Michelle Trachtenberg’s mastermind Georgina Sparks), and provided enough glam outfits and fast-paced intrigue to fuel lunchtime conversations for the entire week (wild to think there was no Snapchat or Instagram back in (as we all know, the only movie that mattered this summer), Lively was asked about a potential reunion of the cast.“I don't know, it would be fun,” Lively said.
“We had such a great time doing that that I think we all would really enjoy that.”Considering the cast doesn’t really seem to stay in touch (with the exception of Chace Crawford, Ed Westwick, and Szhor, who do appear in pictures with each other from time to time), this is perhaps a slightly more hopeful answer from Lively than we might have expected.
And once, Blair visited London and they got tea and it was actually sort of nice.
But the producers decided he 'looked more like a serial killer than a romantic lead.' Ouch.
However, an aptitude test he took in high school indicated he should pursue a career in performing arts.
Constance Haas was serving time in a Texas prison for smuggling marijuana into the US when she was pregnant with Leighton.
The producers didn't want two blondes in the lead roles, so according to producer Josh Schwartz, Leighton 'did a sink-rinse dye job to audition as a brunette.' Talk about commitment. While Serena's wardrobe was based on Kate Moss and Sienna Miller's more bohemian style. It was never picked up, and Jenny only had a handful of appearances after season four, as Taylor chose to focus on her musical career with The Pretty Reckless.