OK! Interview: Leighton Meester


Feb. 19 2008, Published 9:00 a.m. ET

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When OK! caught up with Gossip Girl's Leighton Meester at the Sunsilk Life Can't Wait event in Times Square, we were pleased to find that the show's resident mean girl is anything but that.

The perky brunette seemed very excited to be getting back to work and hanging with her Gossip Girl cast mates. "But everyone really wants to get back to work cause as nice as it is to have a little vacation, we’re all so fun together. And going to work we all get kinds of kooky, especially me. It’s really, really fun! Everyone’s been living like crazy lives so it’ll be nice to settle back down and have dinner parties at each other’s houses."

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Leighton and her Gossip Girl crew will be back in NYC in March to shoot new episodes of the CW drama. Leighton plays the mean girl and finds that every day she's finding out she's more like Blair than she imagined. "The more and more I go on I can’t tell if I’m becoming more like Blair or if Blair’s becoming more like me. I feel like they’re writing for us. I mean I feel like I’ve had to put myself into her so that I like her. I couldn’t play a character I didn’t like or sympathize with."


She added, "I know she’s the bitchy one. But she’s a good girl. The funny thing is she’s not like a normal character on one of these types of shows. Usually the bad girl is the bitch. It’s interesting and she’s actually a real girl. Of course she does and says the most outrageous things that you would never even think to do in real life."

Meanwhile, Leighton's character Blair has quite the crazy TV love life, but the single Leighton assures us she doesn't. "I am so good at keeping it not complicated." But, with such a good looking cast of guys there must be some on set canoodling, right? "Not that I know of. No, there’s not!"

By Jocelyn Vena


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