October 21, 2016

Blake Lively wants Gossip Girl reunion

Blake Lively

Blake Lively thinks it would be “fun” to bring back ‘Gossip Girl’.

The 28-year-old actress became a household name after playing Serena van der Woodsen in the drama series, which ended in 2012, and she believes her former castmates would “enjoy” a reunion series.

She said: “I don’t know, it would be fun. We had such a great time doing that that I think we all would really enjoy that.”

And when told by E! News presenter Marc Malkin that he misses the show, Blake – who is expecting her second child, a sibling for 19-month-old daughter James, with husband Ryan Reynolds – admitted she does too.

She said: “I miss it sometimes, too!”

The ‘Shallows’ actress took the time to consider what her former TV alter ego is up to at the moment, and thinks the fashionista is in a good place.

She said: “She’s probably on vacation, living it up… She hasn’t been in touch.”

Meanwhile, ‘Gossip Girl’ executive producer Josh Schwarz admitted he hasn’t even considered the possibility of bringing back the show, which ran for 12 seasons.

He said: “We haven’t really explored some of those conversations. Maybe, I don’t know. We haven’t really thought about it.”

However, he did admit that because “the Internet has changed” so much, it would be interesting to see the show in an age of Snapchat, Instagram and other current social media apps.

It was previously revealed that Rumer Willis was the first choice to play Serena in the show.

CW’s casting director David Rapaport said: “I think the network initially pitched us Rumer Willis for Serena.

“I love Rumer, she’s grown into quite an amazing actress and person, but that, to me, was based on protecting the investment of a television show where creatively, these lesser-known girls really captured the essence of the show and carried it for six years.”

And David also revealed that Ashley Olsen was considered for the part of Blair Waldorf, which eventually went to Leighton Meester.

Speaking about others who tested for the show, he said: “I read so many people. I think at the end of the day, we tested Blake, Katie Cassidy, who is now on ‘Arrow’, and this girl who was (Serena) on the ‘Gossip Girl’ book.”

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