Forget “Out of the Woods,” because this notoriously private Gossip Girl star wrote a break-up song. OK, fine, maybe you don’t have to forget “Out of the Woods,” but you should absolutely listen to Leighton Meester’s new song “Heartstrings,” again. Back in September, Meester announced she’d be releasing her new LP Heartstrings and premiered the title track off the album. And at an Apple Store performance in NYC on Oct. 14, the actress, who recently married Adam Brody, revealed some of the inspiration behind her new album. Apparently, the 28-year-old actress wrote the song as a proverbial “F-you” to a “joker” ex who broke her heart at 25. Who could this guy stupid enough to cross Blair Waldorf be? Well, Meester’s “Heartstrings” might be about Sebastian Stan, if we look back the star’s dating history.
Maybe Meester calling her unnamed ex a “joker” was a more telling jab than perceived because Stan is apparently a huge fan of Heath Ledger’s performance as The Joker in The Dark Knight. Back in March 2014, when Stan was doing press for Captain America: The Winter Soldier, the actor called Ledger “an inspiration” and said that he’d always admired the late actor’s performance. Sure, it’s possible that Meester wasn’t making a pointed reference with her comment, but this is just too much a coincidence to not be related somehow.
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