A Story of Superstardom: Gossip Girl Cast’s Shot to Fame
After the controversial and risque GG ad campaign, the Gossip Girl cast find themselves in the midst of squealing fans, million dollar contracts and multimedia endorsements. They did not only rule primetime television, but also graced the covers of famous magazines all over the world. With their faces all over any medium of entertainment, it's hard not to conclude that Gossip Girl is breeding the next paramount set of Hollywood stars.
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Blake comes from a showbiz family. Inevitably, she gave in to the heed of theater at a very young of 11 when she took the role of Trixie the Tooth Fairy in the movie, Sandman. She finally got her first big break in the hit movie, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants I and II. In the movie, she played the role of the blonde athletic babe, Bridget. It was said that her similarity with the character was so strong that handing in her photo alone already got her the part. Blake's success really hit when she landed the part of Serena van der Woodsen in the hit teen sensation, Gossip Girl. She also starred in the college comedy, Accepted opposite Justin Long. We will soon see her in the film Elvis and Anabelle, a movie which is already receiving a lot of support and great reviews from fans and critiques.
Leighton's statuesque look and come-hither glamour were first seen in several TV series such as CSI, Seventh Heaven, Law and Order, Simple Rules and House. But before all the fame, her life already seemed like the stories you see in movies. Before she was born, her parents were incarcerated for drug charges. For a time, she lived with her relatives until her mom was given pardon. Despite these, Leighton has maintained a very positive outlook about her parents' past saying that she has no hatred towards what her parents did. Staying true to the saying, 'let bygones be bygones', Leighton never allowed this stumble to stop her from reaching her dreams.
Aside from being glammed up for her role as the manipulative Blair Waldorf in Gossip Girl, Leighton Meester is also an aspiring singer/songwriter. In fact, she's already working on her album in between her GG responsibilities. The album is said to be an eclectic mix of RnB, soul and pop according to the star.
At a tender age of 15, model/actress Taylor Momsen has already cast her name as one of the most famous upcoming teen stars thanks to her role as Jenny Humphrey in Gossip Girl. She started out starring in kiddie movies like How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Spy Kids 2, and Underdog. These days, the 5'8' actress has been the muse of many fashion designers for her model-like appearance and doll face. Momsen was signed as a model under IMG.
Recently, Momsen is facing a lot of issues and controversies touching on her rail-thin body, outrageous fashion sense, and her hospitalization scare. There is also a rumor about her dating 23 year-old co-star, Chace Crawford. On the hand, the two young stars haven't commented regarding their alleged relationship.
He rose to fame because of his role as the womanizing Chuck Bass in Gossip Girl. Far from the character he portrays, Ed Westwick said that he's a one-woman type of man and that he doesn't see himself as morally bankrupt as the persona he exudes on-screen. The only similarity he probably has with his character would be their undeniable appeal with the girls.
Unknown to some, Ed Westwick is actually British, but his amazing American accent and suave look landed him the part of the most famous womanizer on TV. He is also a member of an up and coming rock act which first shot to fame in London. When he's not busy shooting for GG, he's creating music with his band, Filthy Youth, back in his hometown.
Just like girlfriend Blake Lively, Penn also heed the call of acting at a very young. When he moved to Washington, he juggled schooling with his passion for the theater and became part of the Seattle Children's Theater. Starting out as a child star, Badgley appeared in TV series including Will and Grace, What I Like About You and Daddios. He also did some voice work for video game, Mario Golf 64.
In 2002, he starred in Do Over and played Joel Larsen, a 34-year old man who gets a second shot to straighten his life through a weird accident that brings him back to 1980 as a 14-year-old. He also appeared in another show, Drive Through, with his future Gossip castmate, Leighton Meester.
Badgley also appeared in movies like John Tucker Must Die and is soon to star in the remake of The Stepfather.
Chace Crawford began acting as a hobby while he was attending Pepperdine University in Los Angeles. Shortly after, he landed a role in the hit film, The Covenant before bagging the role of Nate Archibald in Gossip Girl.
Chace Crawford has been pretty popular with the ladies on and off screen with his much publicized relationship with country singer, Carrie Underwood, and rumored fling with co-star Taylor Momsen.
Gossip Girl has been a springboard for many of these young actors to access an instant ticket to Hollywood portal. With the extreme popularity that the Gossip Girl cast is gaining not only in the US but the world over, we are certain that this bunch of gorgeous stars have already begun their long journey in the realm of glamour and lights.