Skip Nav
This Year's Hottest Pop Culture Halloween Costumes For Women
Lady Gaga
Examining the Most Dazzling Strengths of Lady Gaga's New Album, Joanne
Celebrity Interviews
Sean Maguire Gushes About His Amazing Fan Support Ahead of His Appearance on Timeless

Acting Potential of Gossip Girl Stars

Which Gossip Girl Star Has the Most Acting Potential?

It's crazy to think that many stars of teen dramas from my youth are now successful — even award nominated! — Hollywood actors. Take Dawson's Creek, for example. I'm not sure I would have guessed back then that Michelle Williams would grow up to be as respected an actress as she's become, Oscar nod and all. In fact, a lot of Dawson's alumni are doing pretty well for themselves these days (Katie's on Broadway, Joshua Jackson stars in Fringe . . . James Van Der Beek could use a job, though).

This got me thinking about one of today's hottest teen shows, Gossip Girl, and what will happen to its stars a few years down the line. If you had to pick one, which star do you think has the most potential to transition into a successful adult acting career?

Photos courtesy of The CW

Around The Web
Join The Conversation
thatweirdchica thatweirdchica 7 years
Leighton and Ed! Leigthon first though. She a really good actress and she seems down to earth and not carried away by her success!! Ed's awesome too though!
genesisrocks genesisrocks 7 years
Penn has star quality
filigal-xoxo filigal-xoxo 7 years
LeiGhToN alL the wAy!! =] =] xx
tiggles101 tiggles101 8 years
Leighton + Ed. Ed has more potential though.
ildergreier ildergreier 8 years
Ed first, and then Leighton.
donamaria donamaria 8 years
Leighton, but Ed is great too!
serenavallentine serenavallentine 8 years
i'm going with leighton for number one potential with ed not far behind. i believe them both so thoroughly in their characters. blake i think is beautiful and not all that bad, but i could never see her doing much more than what she is doing now. penn i think has potential but he needs to get out of highschool roles! i would like to see what happens with taylor momson. i think she might be destined to do some teen movies/slasher flicks and maybe when shes in her mid-twenties maybe something will come along that's worth some acclaim.
PiNkY-PiNk PiNkY-PiNk 8 years
leighton and blake
supertramp supertramp 8 years
I feel it a bit necessary to comment on the others besides Leighton and Ed, for which I've already done. Blake Lively isn't a terrible actress. I think most are expressing their feelings towards Serena and haven't realized it yet. I do like her in the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. I'm sorta convinced that Serena isn't the most appropriate role for her to shine in. Penn Badgley does actually have potential in my opinion. He just isn't choosing the right roles. I think he just needs to stir away from the mainstream roles, he keeps coming too. I don't know about the rest of you, but I love him as Dan. I've seen past his character to realize he isn't annoying as an actor, he's just doing his jobs. So with that he just needs to take smarter roles. Chace Crawford doesn't have as much potential. I think he might like to challenge his image. In "Details", he expressed that he has to overcome stereotypes such as: model turned actor and "gayface". Now really I'm not saying he can't make it because of the rest of it. But if you don't let yourself shine as anything less than a hottie right away, you're doomed. All he needs to do is make an effort, but the show's writing hasn't allowed him to do that, which isn't an excuse. The "Haunting" movie he has done, doesn't exactly seem promising either. Taylor Momsen is a little confusing. She does and doesn't have potential. At times she makes the most of what she's got with Jenny, but other times, its a little amateur. I think films like Paranoid Park will be interesting for her to just try to stir away from being that one girl. BTW! She was adorable in How the Grinch Stole Christmas, where she sang. So don't count out little T. LOl. But you also shouldn't bet all your money on her. Jessica Szohr? Well, I might not be a "Vanessa" fan, actually I hate her so much. But you have to remember Jessica isn't Vanessa. I haven't seen her in anything else so I couldn't really say. She may surprise us because she isn't a terrible actress. She plays her part well but has yet to shine.
lovelystate lovelystate 8 years
Ed Westwick and Leighton are the best of the young actors on the show. I'd like to see their range in different roles though...don't think Jessica Szohr and Blake are that great but it could just be the material, in Jessica's case at least.
ahappierdiane ahappierdiane 8 years
advo advo 8 years
Or rather, I've only seen him in GG. So my choice was Leighton.
advo advo 8 years
It's really between Leighton and Ed. Both are very capable actors! However, I have seen Leighton in several different roles in which she also did very well whereas GG is Ed's only role so I can't really assess if he's a really good actor or just very capable of portraying Chuck.
fakeplanettelex fakeplanettelex 8 years
ed. blake mumbles too much and leighton wasn't that great in entourage outside of being blair on gossip girl.
Allytta Allytta 8 years
are you kidding? Blake would be nothing without her hot body and great make up artist and amazing clothes. She's like one of those botox ladies, her face shows no emotion. She just says the words that's it.
hottinpink9021 hottinpink9021 8 years
Chace....He's so hott, it'll be crazy if he doesn't become a big time actor. Lol. I don't like Blake's acting. Leighton and Ed are amazing! And I think Taylor has real potential too.
spicyaroma spicyaroma 8 years
It's a tie between Ed and Leighton, but I chose Leighton because she's just amazing as Blair! Ed's equally fantastic too :) However, Blake annoys me sometimes, especially towards the end od season 1 when she thought she killed someone! I think Chace can improve, I don't think he's that bad :P
gennifer22 gennifer22 8 years
Definately Leighton. Blake is by far the worst despite all the hype she gets. My thumb could act better than Chace.
kellylouise kellylouise 8 years
Leighton and Ed are the only ones who have impressed me with their acting skills. Blake and Chace are both horrible (and annoying) actors (although they will probably be the ones who will be embraced as Hollywood stars), I haven't been impressed by Jessica either; she seems to be just reading lines, as for Penn, I have to see him in different roles but for now it seems apparent he can only play one character: the awkward, broody type, and as for Taylor, I think there's a certain potential but I have to see her outgrow the rebellious teenager roles and mature in her acting and roles.
sundaygreen sundaygreen 8 years
I voted for Ed because I love him, but I'd have to agree with Leighton too. Blake is TERRIBLE, and that Penn dude is just as bad. Chace, however, is the worst.
cupcakers cupcakers 8 years
cupcakers cupcakers 8 years
LEIGHTON!! and ED! glad to see majoruty of us agree
em1282 em1282 8 years
Ed and Leighton, definitely. Anyone who can make you hate and love them at the same time has to be doing something right.
schnappycat schnappycat 8 years
I chose Leighton since we have already seen do a good job on Veronica Mars as well. Don't feel too bad for James, though--he just landed a guest role on One Tree Hill. Maybe they will make him a regular! LOL! Poor James...
This Gossip Girl Cast Throwback Will Bring Back So Many Fashion Memories
Blair Waldorf Gossip Girl Fashion Quotes
Blake Lively on Gossip Girl GIFs
Gossip Girl Wedding Pictures
What Movies Has Blake Lively Been In?
TV Shows Set in New York City
Sebastian Stan on Gossip Girl GIFs

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Entertainment