As the teenage community, we fell in love with characters from my beloved Gossip Girl like Blair, Chuck, Serena, Dan, Nate, and Eric. Of course, these characters ceased to exist when the TV show did, but the actors who portrayed them did not. Therefore, today’s post will follow the post-Gossip Girl careers of the lead actors and actresses.
Leighton Meester started acting way before she appeared on Gossip Girl, and she always seemed to be a natural. Since her days as Blair Waldorf, she has appeared in Country Strong, Date Night, Monte Carlo, and more films. Even with working on numerous different projects, Meester married Adam Brody this year, and they have yet to have children. It seems that Meester fell into music more than acting after hitting the Upper East Side for six seasons. Most recently, she has released her album Heartstrings for preorder on iTunes. The entire work is expected to be available on October 28th.
Heartthrob Chuck Bass was played by Brit Ed Westwick throughout Gossip Girl. Since Westwick spent six seasons as Chuck Bass, which included womanizing and pining after Blair Waldorf, he hasn’t been extremely active in the acting community. Most of the films that he was involved in haven’t been that popular except for a 2013 adaptation of Romeo & Juliet, where Westwick played Tybalt. Unlike Meester, Westwick hasn’t tied the knot yet. I guess he hasn’t found his real-life Blair Waldorf yet.
The beautiful blonde bombshell Serena van der Woodsen was played by the one and only Blake Lively. Since the beginning of Gossip Girl, she has appeared in numerous movies including The Green Lantern. In the film, Lively played Carol Ferris, but more importantly, she met her future husband, Ryan Reynolds. The couple was married in 2012, and just this week, it was announced that they are expecting their first child.
Penn Badgely played Daniel Humphrey (my favorite character) on the show. Badgely is another actor who has strayed away from drama to pursue music. Currently, Badgely is a member of a band called Mothxr, which focuses on rock music. Badgely has also appeared in a few films: Greetings from Tim Buckley, Parts per Billion, and Cymbeline. He will also appear in an upcoming movie entitled The Paper Store, which will be released in 2015. Though he dated co-star Blake Lively during the course of Gossip Girl, Badgely is now dating Domino Kirke (Thank you anonymous kommenter "Jane" for helping me correct some mistakes) .
Hottie Nate Archibald was portrayed by Chace Crawford. After playing the most attractive man to have bad luck ever on Gossip Girl, Crawford continued his acting career. He starred in What to Expect When You’re Expecting opposite Anna Kendrick, and he made an appearance on Glee. This year, he also starred in the thriller, Eloise. In 2015, another one of his projects, which remains untitled, will be released. Also, Crawford recently created a Twitter profile, which is his first social media account. Like the other men of Gossip Girl, Crawford is single.
Last but not least is Connor Paolo, who played Serena’s little brother Eric. After Gossip Girl, Paolo guest-starred in Mercy for an episode entitled “I Did Kill You, Didn’t I?” Paolo also played a minor character in ABC’s Revenge, but unfortunately, his character, named Declan Porter, was killed in the season two finale.
I always find myself wondering where actors are now when I watch TV shows, so I decided to shed some light on the actors in my favorite series. I hope you enjoyed learning where your favorite Upper East Siders are now. Happy kommenting :)
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