When Gossip Girl premiered on the CW, it was a significant shift in the world of the 2000s pop culture. As rumors continue to swirl, about the cast coming together for a reunion, or better yet a reboot, we’re looking back on what the original cast looked like when they were on the show and how far they’ve come today!
From Small roles to Everyone’s Favorite!
After several small roles in series, Leighton Meester, aka Blair Waldorf, finally got her big break on Gossip Girl. Leighton starred on the set for its entire run. During that period, she was in over 120 episodes appearing in each of the chapters. During her time, the show also catapulted Leighton to the big screen. She starred in films like The Roommate, Date Night, and Country Strong. Since her time on the show, she spoke on the problematic atmosphere on the set of the series, but she has stayed working on TV with her latest show Single Parents!
The most prominent Gossip Girl !
Blake Lively is one of the greatest stars to come out of Gossip Girl without any doubts. After starring in Accepted and The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Blake got the part of Serena van der Woodsen on the iconic CW series. Blake gave followers a slew of high-fashion times, which eventually translated to her red carpet style as her star in Hollywood rose! Since the show ended, Blake became one of the leading ladies of the big screen. She’s starred in films like The Shallows, A Simple Favor, and The Age of Adeline. Peeping into her personal life, in 2012, Blake went on to marry her co-star Ryan Reynolds. They were blessed with three daughters together — Inez, James, and the third one born in late 2019.
From Gossip Girl to You!
Audiences who were curious about the show, based on the young adult novel series by Cecily von Ziegesar. We got a look at the drama, glamor, and mystery surrounding a group of privileged teens in New York City. Beyond Leighton and Blake, Penn Badgley got his start as a child actor in the late ’90s. Burst onto the scene when he landed the role of Dan Humphrey on the CW series. While he balanced his position on the show, Penn also appeared opposite Oscar-winner Emma Stone in 2010’s Easy A. By the time the series wrapped, Penn only earned small roles in film and TV. Before he resurfaced again on the psychological thriller series You Netflix’s most binge-worthy shows!