‘Gossip Girl’ Stars Blake Lively And Leighton Meester Weren’t Friends In Real Life

November 27, 2019 12:40

When we think about on-screen besties, there is no one better to come in mind than Blair Waldorf and Serena van der Woodsen. The two Gossip Girl characters loved and hated each other like no one else.

No matter how many times B and S declared war, they always managed to mend their relationship. Why? Because, as Blair once noted, they are family.

However, despite the iconic duo’s sweet declarations of true friendship, the actresses who played them, Blake Lively and Leighton Meester, had never become more than just colleagues.

Sadly, they didn’t hit it off

The Gossip Girl’s executive producer Joshua Safran revealed a few behind-the-scenes secrets. Speaking to Vanity Fair at the show’s 10th anniversary, he shared that Leighton and Serena didn’t share the same warmth for each other as their characters did.

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He said:

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.

That’s sad to hear. But we have some exciting news to sweeten the pill. It’s been announced that the iconic show is getting a reboot.

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The original cast doesn’t seem to be particularly excited about Gossip Girl’s return but fans want them back.

Blake Lively noted that she can’t commit to loads of seasons because she has children and she is ‘looking to do something she hasn’t done before.’ Yet, she cheekily added ‘never say never’ so we can hope she would make an appearance in the show’s reboot.

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