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Joanna Garcia Slides Over to Gossip Girl

It's not as good as a second season of Privileged would have been, but at least it's something: Joanna Garcia has booked a guest role on Gossip Girl as a love interest for one of the regular characters — supposedly Nate.

Garcia will play Bree Buckley, described as "an irreverent, slightly evil Miss America type" who comes from a conservative Southern family but is politically progressive herself. She's going to appear in four episodes, starting with the Sept. 14 season premiere.

I'm glad to see Garcia booking buzzworthy roles — but I also think she comes off as a little too smart to date the Nate we know. Bree sounds savvy, and I hope Nate has to work a little to win her over.

Since other details of the story are under wraps, let's speculate: How do you think they'll meet? And even though Nate's technically single right now, will this new romance spark any jealousy for Blair or Vanessa?

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juliarose23 juliarose23 8 years
interesting....there sure are a lot of new characters on this show...
Fashion Fashion 8 years
Cute! She was really sweet when I met her at Fashion Week and the show could use a ginger. :)
skigurl skigurl 8 years
i can only see her as Reba's knocked up teenage daughter
paradisee paradisee 8 years
cant not wait!
lizlee89 lizlee89 8 years
she's so gorgeous too...
lizlee89 lizlee89 8 years
"she comes off as a little too smart to date the Nate we know" - seriously Buzz?! I find this comment so strange, as if Blair, Vanessa, and Jenny are stupid characters?! I may not like Vanessa or Jenny, but they both seem pretty intelligent and Blair is very smart. I don't understand that comment at all. as for this news, what I find strange about this casting is that Joanna Garcia is such a bright, bubbly presence and for her to be put in this fairly dark drama seems like an out of body experience. the other thing I dislike is that Nate's score of dating every single girl on the show! is getting it be a bit ridiculous. they really need to pair him with someone and just leave it alone. however, I do love her and I do think she has a lot of talent, so we'll see...
Happsmjc Happsmjc 8 years
YAY! I love her as well--so so sad about privileged! I just bought the book Privileged was based off of (How to Teach Filthy Rich Girls) to read when I'm done with the bar exam...just because I couldn't get enough!
reesiecup reesiecup 8 years
geez, that nate sure does get around
cg130 cg130 8 years
Ooooh I love her! Stoked that she'll be on GG!
Allyace Allyace 8 years
I love Joanna so I hope it works out, but I just can't see it... I know she isn't really any older than the people on the show, but her last few roles have made her older than them so that is what I see her as. So maybe she will be a young professor or something?
kaykayelle kaykayelle 8 years
On the face of this, it doesn't seem like she'd fit in this type of show. But I really enjoy watching her, and already watch Gossip Girl (of course), so to me this is a win-win. Maybe she'd be a TA that Nate meets or something? That would make sense to me.
La-Tua-Cantante La-Tua-Cantante 8 years
Please let the next season of GG be better than the one that just finished
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i love that she's got something. i really like her and i'm sad that her show is gone. maybe this will turn into something more. we can hope right?
care0531 care0531 8 years
I think they will obviously meet at school. I always too Nate to be smart- not as smart as Dan but still smart. I think they would be a good match and really like Joanna and hope to see her stick around longer.
Cakes13 Cakes13 8 years
Its premiering on Sept.14th In North America anyways
genesisrocks genesisrocks 8 years
Sounds a bit like a redheaded Blair. Hope she sticks around for a multi-episode arch because I think GG starts and ends relationships too fast. I think they'll meet at school. Nate's the one going to Columbia, right? If you had told me two characters were going Ivy League I would not have picked Nate and Serena.
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