OMG! Gossip Girl‘s Serena van der Woodsen is getting a new gal pal.

Tamara Feldman, last seen on Dirty Sexy Money, has joined the GG cast as Poppy, a fellow socialite-in-the-making who gets close to Chuck’s new sis.

"She’s a friend," Tamara told me of her character. "They start hanging out together."

Luckily, Poppy’s not a frenemy like Georgina.

"I actually try to get her to her to stand up for herself a little bit more," Tamara reveals.

Tamara won’t appear until the upcoming season’s fifth episode, but she’s already felt the frenzy that the show causes among its fans.

"Last week, we shot in Chinatown. If you opened the door, there were all these little girls out there screaming."

Not to fear. Tamara’s already dealt with being in the spotlight. While starring in Perfect Stranger with Bruce Willis, she was mistakenly identified as his latest squeeze.

"They took a picture of me in a nurse’s outfit with him from the movie, and a photographer made it look like it was real," she reveals. 
"We were supposed to be drunk and he was picking me up in this window. It was actually kind of funny.

"Later, they revealed it for the movie."

Thank goodness!

Gossip Girl, season premiere, airs Monday, Sept. 1 at 8 p.m. on The CW.

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