It's hard not to get antsy when you're waiting for Leighton Meester to show up.
After all, on Gossip Girl, she plays Manhattan-socialite-in-training Blair Waldorf, who's so convincingly evil, scheming, and selfish, you'd have to think that she pours a lot of herself into the character.
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.
"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.
After several years and minor roles on shows like House and Entourage, she landed Blair. Turns out, the creators of the show had had their eyes on Leighton for some time.
Ed Westwick, who plays Chuck, really cuts to the chase when discussing his costar.
"Leighton plays such a good bitch because she is one," he says.
But that's not to say she's always a homebody — cast members often go out together, and Leighton's been written up in New York gossip columns for "downing tequila shots" and making out with abandon at nightclubs.