Leighton Meester and Blake Lively play the fabulously dressed BFFs on Gossip Girl, but the ladies look pretty chic even when they're not on the set. The starlet duo got their very own spread in the March issue of Vogue, and in the article they talk about their wardrobe, characters, and wide range of fans. Here are highlights:
- On the Gossip Girl wardrobe:
Leighton Meester: "We like to joke because it's such a fashiony show, like, 'What are you wearing? I'm in Channel, or Valentine-o."
Blake Lively: "It's just made me hungry for beautiful clothes because I get to wear them on set every day, and then I go home and buy them. So it's created a shopping problem. I must stop! where's Chanel?"
- On meeting their fans:
BL: "It's really amazing for me to come to these places and see the real-life people that we portray."
LM: "I've had fifteen-year-olds come up to me carrying Hermes bags."
BL: "One of them just walked up to Penn, put her arms around him, and gave him a hug. She was so confident!"
To see what Leighton said about her role, and how the show appeals to adults, just
- Leighton on playing Blair: "If you're playing a seventeen-year-old girl on TV, it's rare that you can have a character that has more than one dimension. It's weird because usually the bad girl is the b*tch, but my character's a good girl, and shes a b*tch."
- On their audience:
BL: "I find it's mostly adults I get stopped by. They always have to preface it by 'I'm 35; I shouldn't be watching the show. . . .'"
LM: "Then they're like, with their boyfriend or their husband and they're like, 'Sorry, sorry, but I watch it, too."
BL: "It's funny how people feel like they have to confess it."
We're not afraid to confess that we're among the many adults who look forward to watching Gossip Girl every week. Now, if only we could get some new episodes.