Creator Says Hollywood Sexism Got Her Fired When asked about the possibility of rebooting the popular six-season series that followed the lives of Manhattan's elite, the 29-year-old said she'd be open to bringing back Serena van der Woodsen "if it was good" and "if it made sense." Spotted: us losing our shit!The actress explained: Filed under: Avril Lavigne • Lindsay Lohan • Justin Timberlake • Paula Abdul • Adam Sandler • Milo Ventimiglia • Ryan Cabrera • Justin Long • Jude Law • Ryan Gosling • Chace Crawford • Raven Symone • Michelle Williams • Ewan Mc Gregor • Penn Badgley • Ed Westwick • Jonah Hill • Dominic Cooper • Photos!"I auditioned and then I tested once and then we did a screen test with everybody. Crawford and Ed Westwick (Chuck Bass) were actual roommates in a two-bedroom apartment in Chelsea when they filmed the show.11. “We had these girls coming up to us [at an Arctic Monkeys concert], and they were kind of freaking out about it: ‘Oh, we love the books.’ [Ed and I] kept looking at each other like, shit, man.” set when they were shooting, and it really was insane.“I opened up my trailer door to see, literally, on my first day, I think 40 paparazzi," Michelle Trachtenberg (Georgina Sparks) said.Lively was about to quit acting and enroll in college (she had deferred the year before) when she was offered the role. "Then they [ and Savage] said, ‘Okay, you can go to Columbia [University] one day a week.In fact, she tried to decline the part when it was first offered, but they tricked her into taking it. After the first year [of the show], it’ll quiet down.Your life will go back to normal and you can start going to school.We can’t put it in writing, but we promise you can go.’ So that’s why I said, ‘Okay. I’ll do this.’” Of course, things didn’t actually quiet down. Leighton Meester first auditioned for Serena, but told producers she felt she was a better fit for Blair Waldorf. Meester wanted the part of Blair so badly that she dyed her hair for it.
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"And Blake was blonde, obviously; Serena had to be blonde. “[I thought] I just don’t see her as Blair Waldorf. She’s the perfect girl for this.’” would become the phenomena it did. “I remember saying when I read this script, ‘Whoever does this will not be able to walk out of their house ever again and be the same as before they started this.’ You could tell it was a cultural phenomenon.
I can’t see it.” Then Meester turned “slyly in her chair” with Blair’s iconic headband and went into character. “I think it was just the normal, typical pilot season audition for me," she recalled. That was both exciting and thrilling, but also very scary.” was the most illegally streamed show in China, then-CW president of entertainment Dawn Ostroff was told by Chinese executives.10. Even before the pilot even aired, Westwick and Crawford were being hounded by girls.