Gossip girl stars dating real life
Is Leighton friends or frenemies with costar Blake Lively?
(Answer: They don't hang out together often, but Leighton has denied any animosity over and over and over.) Was she born in a jail cell?
(Answer: No, her mother had her in a hospital.) Did she secretly get engaged to a costar?
(Answer: Read on.)Blair is unquestionably the villain viewers root for: ditched by her dad, screwed up by her mom, and in a torturous will-they-or-won't-they relationship with gigantic a-hole Chuck Bass.
What follows is a silence so awkward, we actually start to sweat — until he bursts out laughing. She's so good at it because she has fun with it." Boy, the Gossip Girl cast are quite the kidders.
Leighton fully understands why viewers have become fixated on the love affair between Blair and Chuck. Chuck knows about her deep, dark side, and he finds it hot," she says, spearing a bite of creamy rigatoni and peas.
"It sounded like the most fun thing ever." So she started doing local plays when she was 9 and then met a manager who encouraged her to move to New York to try out for bigger gigs.
Among those things is decorating her new apartment.
The fact that Leighton isn't concerned with saying or doing anything phony to make sure we like her only makes us like her all the more.
"If you're just yourself, you'll never lose," she says, shrugging and warming her hands around a mug of chamomile tea. That's when you feel the most comfortable, that's when you have the most success, and that's when you're the most happy." THE IN CROWDLeighton's childhood didn't start off comfortable or happy.
"But the best part of their relationship is that it's realistic. " She has an equally straightforward idea of what she does want: "Nowadays, I'm much more mature in relationships. I think more about the deal makers than the deal breakers.
People don't always date for a while and then slowly fall in love. It takes time to get to know someone, and then you realize that you're in love later on." DEAL MAKERS, NOT DEAL BREAKERSWhile Leighton remains tight-lipped about her boyfriend of about a year, actor Sebastian Stan, who plays Carter Baizen on Gossip Girl and stars on NBC's Kings, she does admit that Chuck Bass isn't her type. I think the term is stupid," she says with Blair's blunt delivery. I want a guy I can look up to."So we have to ask: Is Leighton in love now? "I haven't been in a lot of relationships, but I've been in love. You just really, really want to, like, stare at the person." She laughs as her face flushes, and she bites her lip as if she's both eager and reluctant to go on. I get scared to say I love you too soon because it means so much.