Surface's Leighton Meester and Accepted's Blake Lively have taken the lead roles in this drama series. They will play Blair and Serena respectively, rich Manhattan rivals at a private school in New York. The last additions to this new CW drama are Misconceptions Taylor Momsen, The Covenant's Chace Crawford and The Bedford Diaries's Penn Badgley. Their characters are Momsen as Jenny a 14 year-old and shy girl, Nate the good looking boyfriend of Blair, and Dan the secret admirer of Serena.
E-Ring's Kelly Rutherford and The Jury's Florencia Lozano have both been cast as the mothers of lead roles Serena and Blair. Rutherford will play the mother of Serena van der Woodsen (Lively's character), a former ballerina and rock groupie. Meanwhile Lozano was cast as Eleanor Waldorf the mother of Blair Waldorf (Meester's character). World Trade Center's Conner Paolo has been cast as Serena's brother, Eric van der Woodsen, Afterlife's Ed Westwick has been cast as Chuck Bass, and Brothers and Sisters' Matthew Settle has been cast as Jenny and Dan's father, Rufus Humphrey.
Blake is one casting choice I was really thrilled with. I think she's a very good choice for Serena. She's naturally gorgeous (IMO) and she's got that really laid back, I'm-not-really-trying-but-that-makes-you-l
Not exactly how I pictured Blair.. but I think she's growing on me.
I think they just need to give the girl some tan in a can, cause she's whiter than I am, and I'm practically translucent!
I think if she can get down that look that says "I'm smiling, but I'm really planning 50 ways to fuck you up", then she'll have my blessing.
When I first read the book's description of Nate, I thought to myself 'Okay, so he's the type of guy who looks at you, and you drop your skirt right there..'
Sorry, Chace Crawford, my skirt is firmly planted. Eh, sure, he's pretty, but maybe a little too pretty?
I dunno, I always thought that Nate should radiate that certain something that.. Oh, I don't know.. Gaspard Ulliel does? Quick! Someone get some Sun-In and a tanning booth! Call Warner Brothers!
Now, he has the ability to control my skirt.. I'm getting off track, aren't I?...
This is one of the pictures where I had to go 'Who is she playing? Jenny? WHAT?!'
Isn't Jenny supposed to have brownish, curly hair, and a MASSIVE rack?
I mean, like, she's more wide than she is tall, MASSIVE rack?
This girl has straight, blonde hair, and NO rack.
BTW, yes, this is Cindy Lou Who.
I ♥ Penn Badgley. He is 100% the reason I enjoyed "John Tucker Must Die".
The Other Tucker, anyone? Yum. Except, I'm not really digging this short hair.
I'm thinking he should grow it out a bit.. Besides, Dan was supposed to have longer hair. That whole scruffy poet look..
Whyyy does that vest do naughty things to me?
Okay, where in the books does it say Rufus Humphrey is supposed to be a DILF?!
Am I on glue, or does the book not say that he's supposed to have crazy, gray hair, and a belly?
Although, this is one creative control that I'm not necessarily fighting..
Sure, she could be Serena's mom.. I'm not complaining.. Although I'm not really sure why she's included in the promo shots.. She doesn't exactly have a big part in the book.
Not how I imagined Chuck. I mean, isn't Chuck the kind of guy that is so underwear model-good looking, that you'd completely disregard the fact that he's an ass, and make out with him, anyway?
This guy looks like he arrived on set for the photo shoot wearing skinnies and a pout.
Am I the only one who, while reading these books, always felt horribly deprived?
Kati and Isabel, apparently.
She reminds me a bit of Rachel Bilson, y/n?
Jenny is supposed to get felt up by Chuck in the BATHROOM.
THIS DOES NOT LOOK LIKE A BATHROOM!
I cannot deny that The Other Tucker puts a smile on my face..
So, I suppose I'm pretty happy, all in all. I mean, after hearing those rumors about Lindsay Lohan playing Blair, I guess pretty much anyone is an upgrade.. I do, however, have only one real problem:
Where the FUCK is Vanessa?!
There were rumors that she would be played by Lizzy Caplan, but she's doing 'The Class', isn't she?
OMFG, brilliant idea here, people... Let's get Britney to play Vanessa!
Best casting idea yet, y/n?
And I keep hearing rumors that they're going to make a movie out of the Georgia Nicholson series. What do we think of this idea?
I'm excited, unless they fuck up Dave the Laugh. In which case, there will be hell to pay.