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Gossip Girls Leighton Meester, Blake Lively to Guest-Star on 30 Rock

30 Rock Gets Gossipy With Blake Lively, Leighton Meester

OK, yes, I know I was just talking about Gossip Girl. But forgive me for going back to the well so soon, because I can't let this day go by without telling you about the most awesome stunt casting/crossover idea I think I've ever heard: Blake Lively and Leighton Meester will guest-star on 30 Rock, playing high school classmates of Liz Lemon's in an episode where we find out Liz was actually a mean girl in high school.

No word on whether Blake and Leighton's characters will also be mean girls — or whether they'll be victims of Liz's nastiness. Either way, this just proves that 1) 30 Rock is awesome, and 2) these Gossip Girls (or their agents) are pretty savvy themselves.

But oh, the awesomeness doesn't end there. Since the episode revolves around Liz's high school reunion, we'll see adult versions of those two characters, too — and the producers are reportedly talking with Robyn Lively (yes, Blake's sister, of Teen Witch fame) about playing one of them. See? So fantastic!

So, here's a question: What actress should play the younger, meaner Liz Lemon?

Photos courtesy of The CW and NBC

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nancita nancita 8 years
WAIT, Blake Lively is Robyn Lively's SISTER?!? I had no idea. That is awesome. I was just watching Teen Witch on TV the other day.
supertramp supertramp 8 years
That sounds like some great casting. I think they should totally get someone sweet to play the younger version of Liz, even if she was a mean girl, maybe kristen stewart.
johnsonkm20 johnsonkm20 8 years
This sounds like fun!
fireyelectra fireyelectra 8 years
I agree that Tina Fey should -- and probably will -- play the younger, meaner version of herself. It will be a comical portrayal, for sure.
spicyaroma spicyaroma 8 years
:woohoo: I'll be tuning in! Leighton all the way!
Francoisehardly Francoisehardly 8 years
This I want to see. I also want to see Robyn Lively.
TheEnchantedOne TheEnchantedOne 8 years
They younger Liz Lemon should be played by..... Tina Fey herself! She could pull this off, I don't want to see another actress play liz. haha.
kittyhill kittyhill 8 years
Ellen Page would be fantastic, but I don't know if she's glam enough to pull off the "Mean Girl" thing...
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i think that it's kind of interesting how they are going to do that but ok. at least we know that the typical audience for the shows are different so it's not likely that we'll get overly confused with what NY school they go to and the sort. 30 rock is really pulling out all the stops this season with the guest appearances right? there are so many big/bigger names on the roster. i guess that's what happens when emmys are in the mix.
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 8 years
WOw this sounds pretty cool! I've never watched 30 Rock, but I will definitely try to tune in now. I need to watch the older episodes first, though.
lilprisci lilprisci 8 years
Ellen Page would be good I think. She doesn't look like Tina Fey (except for the fact that they're both brunettes) but she would give the right attitude to the younger version of Liz.
shafiii shafiii 8 years
is it just me or would Leighton Meester be a great younger Tina Fey, especially since Liz Lemon used to be a mean girl. They just seem to resemble in those pictures above. Either way those episodes are gonna be geat and even though I don't watch 30 Rock, I would deff tune in.
LoneWolf LoneWolf 8 years
Awes. jmichelle, Ellen playing a younger Tina would be fantastic. As for an older Leighton ... Courtney Cox?
jmichelle jmichelle 8 years
I actually haven't watched the show yet, but if Robin Lively is making an appearance I'll definitely tune in (I love Teen Witch!) And I'm thinking Ellen Page would be a good choice.
mrskrismendoza mrskrismendoza 8 years
OMG this is gonna be great!
dannysf dannysf 8 years
Bring back Robyn! I'm obsessed with her. Sounds like 30 Rock is packing in the cameos!
fifafifa fifafifa 8 years
OMG, this makes me ecstatic!
lylpookie lylpookie 8 years
Anne Hathaway...for some reason I see her doing it. If not, maybe Rachel Bilson.
jasmint jasmint 8 years
This sounds fantastic!
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