10 Things You Didn’t Know About Gossip Girl

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“Gossip Girl” was a really great show. With the fantastic characters, all the scandals and the amazing fashion, few shows could really compete with it. It has been almost three years since the series finale aired and we still miss the characters, the clothes and all of the drama. We wish there could be a reunion or something to help us get our fix, but it might be a while before something like that happens. For any “Gossip Girl” fans out there who are still struggling to move on, we have collected 10 things that you probably didn’t know about the series – enjoy!


Penn Badgley initially turned down the part of Dan Humphrey. Producer Stephanie Savage had to persuade him to join the cast.

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Blake Lively and Penn Badgley were actually homeschooled together long before they played lovers on “Gossip Girl.”

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Leighton Meester had to dye her naturally blond hair brown to audition for the part of Blair Waldorf.

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Ed Westwick initially read for the role of Nate, but was asked to read for Chuck instead. CW reportedly did not want Westwick to play Chuck and insisted that “he looked more like a serial killer than a romantic lead.”

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Mischa Barton was first offered the role of Georgina Sparks. When she turned it down, it was then given to Michelle Trachtenberg.

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“Gossip Girl” was initially going to be a movie. Lindsay Lohan, who was still riding high on her success from “Mean Girls,” was slated to play Blair Waldorf.

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Penn Badgley was not aware that he was Gossip Girl until the night before the revealing scene was shot.

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Lily van der Woodsen was initially going to called Darla, but writers changed it to Lily at the last moment.

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Matthew Settle and Kelly Rutherford, who played on-screen lovers Rufus and Lily, actually dated in real life.

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Costume designers modeled Blair’s style after that of Audrey Hepburn while Sienna Miller and Kate Moss inspired Serena’s look.

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Cate has a B.A. and an M.A. in English Literature and has been the Managing Editor of Fame10 for more than 6 years. Despite having a love for the works of Thomas Hardy, Leo Tolstoy and Lord Byron, she also has an intense fascination with pop culture. When she isn’t writing for Fame10, she’s planning her next big adventure in Southeast Asia.