It’s hard to know who lived more glamorous lives—the characters of the original Gossip Girl series or the actors that portrayed them. From avoiding the paparazzi (casual) to making the most “magical friendships” on set, some of the actors from The CW show are sharing their most impactful memories ahead of the new reboot.
That’s right: It’s time to welcome back the most powerful Upper East Sider of all. Gossip Girl (Kristen Bell) will return to our lives on Thursday, July 8, when HBO Max debuts its juicy new series.
But before there was Zoya Lott (Whitney Peak), Audrey Hope (Emily Alyn Lind), Aki Menzies (Evan Mock) and Julien Calloway (Jordan Alexander), fans were obsessed with the extravagant lifestyles of Blair Waldorf (Leighton Meester), Serena van der Woodsen (Blake Lively), Dan Humphrey (Penn Badgley), Chuck Bass (Ed Westwick) and Nate Archibald (Chace Crawford).
So, in honor of the premiere, E! News asked the cast of the original Gossip Girl to share their A+ wisdom with the new stars, including some pretty heartfelt advice on how to savor all that NYC has to offer.
Nearly 10 years after portraying Jenny Humphrey, Taylor Momsen reflects, “Shooting Gos
Her advice to the newcomers? “I would encourage the new cast to take it ALL in,” Taylor, 27, tells E! News. “Gossip Girl was a unique time for me. When I look back I cherish the time I had to explore the city and to learn from people I respect, like [creators] Stephanie [Savage] and Josh [Schwartz].”
Robert John Burke, who portrayed Chuck’s dad Bart Bass, says he sends his “best wishes” the Gossip Girl ensemble, while offering some hot fashion tips. “Have fun, go with the outfit you first decide on and never, ever be on a rooftop alone with my son Chuck!” the 60 year old shares, referring to the bad boy’s scandalous side.
Another fan favorite on screen was Dorota, Blair’s feisty maid and trusted confidante, played by Zuzanna Szadkowski. The actress explains to E! News,” For me, Gossip Girl was all about chemistry,” pointing to the “electricity” between “Miss Blair and Mr. Chuck.”
“It was a real thrill when Dorota found her match in swoon-worthy Vanya,” she says of the doorman, played by Aaron Schwartz. “I hope that the caretaker and sidekick characters amongst the new GG crew find some heat and romance of their own.”
Since the show ended, Zuzanna has realized that the best part was the friendships she made on set. “The greatest gift Gossip Girl gave me was my friendship with Leighton Meester, and I learned so much from working with her,” shares The Gilded Age star, now 42. “There will never be another Blair and Dorota, but my wish for the new generation is that magical friendships will bloom in unlikely places.”
She adds that she’s “very excited” to watch the new Gossip Girl, noting that the original “spread love for NYC all over the globe.”
“This reboot comes at the perfect time because we could use some fun, flashy NYC-centric glamour right now,” Zuzanna gushes. “I can tell from the teasers that the cast already have their smoldering gazes and cold shoulders on lock. It looks really hot. I hope they ruffle some feathers.”
As for Katie Cassidy, who played Serena’s nemesis Juliet Sharp, she tells the new cast to “stay focused, work hard, and have fun!” Not to mention, “Watch out for paparazzi when you’re shooting exteriors in NYC.”
Katie went on to star in Arrow and recently wrapped filming on the movie Agent Game. For her, Gossip Girl is a real “throwback,” saying, “I miss Juliet Sharp, what a fun role I got to portray!”
And if she has it her way, we just might see her in the reboot. “Who knows, maybe I’ll direct an episode for Gossip Girl 2.0 or maybe we will see Juliet Sharp back in the Upper East Side,” Katie, 34, suggests. “Just putting it out there!”
To see what the rest of the O.G. Gossip Girl cast is up to these days, click here.
When Will ‘The Resident’ Return After the Time Jump?
If you turned on the TV tonight hoping to catch a new episode of The Resident, you were in for quite the surprise.
The medical drama did not air a new episode this week, October 26.
That’s quite a bummer considering The Resident Season 5 Episode 5 — the show’s annual Halloween episode — featured a jaw-dropping time-jump that brought the staff of Chastain three years into the future.
Right before the reveal, the series also gave Conrad, his co-workers, and fans, closure to Nic’s death.
Since the series is taking a little break, we’ll have to wait to see what everyone is up to several years down the road.
When can we expect new episodes?
The short answer is that the upcoming episode will air after the World Series.
If you’re not a sports fan, you might find yourself wondering when that is.
The October 26 episode was preempted by Game 1 of the World Series.
The earliest the show could return is Tuesday, November 2. That’s if and only if the World Series wraps up within five games or less.
However, if it spans six games, The Resident will return with a new episode on November 9.
Basically, you’re going to have to pay attention to sports for the next few weeks to ensure that you don’t miss The Resident Season 5 Episode 6.
Here’s the synopsis for the episode to get you excited about what’s to come, although, I know you’re probably still buzzing from the major twist.
WATCH: Christmas is Here Early With a Trailer for ‘The Princess Switch 3’
Oops… she’s doing it again!
The holiday season isn’t complete without Vanessa Hudgens, who is back once again for The Princess Switch 3.
Netflix has released the official trailer and from the looks of it, it’s going to be filled with comedy, romance, and yes, three different accents and voices all performed by the talented actress.
Check out the trailer below.
Hudgens is once again reprising her roles as Queen Margaret and Princess Stacy, with a new addition Fiona, the cousin.
After the special guest, the Vatican’s Star of Peace is stolen, the two royal lookalikes need to team up together to steal it back. In order to do so, they enlist the help of their cousin Fiona who is also identical to them. The three completely different personalities work together to safely bring back the missing treasure.
Alongside Hudgens, the cast includes Sam Palladio, Remy Hii, Nick Sagar, and Will Kemp.
Netflix will release The Princess Switch 3 on November 18th, so set your calendars!
Hulu Kicks off ‘Huluween’: What to Stream this October
It’s that time of year for scary classics to bring some fright, and Hulu’s got you covered with its annual Huluween event. Here’s what you can stream for the month of October.
Beginning today, October 1, Hulu will feature 18 brand new Halloween shorts, some scary and some ridiculous. You can expect to see familiar faces including Troian Bellisario (Pretty Little Liars), Eric Robers, and Yalitza Aparicio (Roma). And the shorts will provide a platform for up-and-coming filmmakers.
Aside from the new, you will be able to stream spooktacular classics, including Rocky Horror Picture Show, alongside some premieres for movies like Censor (premiering 10/14), The Evil Next Door (premiering 10/21), and Gaia (premiering 10/22).
Additionally, Hulu’s curated a library of handpicked TV episodes and movies like “Humorous Horror,” “Frights for the Whole Family,” “Terrifying TV,” “Foreign Frights,” and many more.
From Hulu’s Initiative 29, Black filmmaker Philip Youman’s short film Voodoo will be released on October 29.
And if you’re located in the Los Angeles area, you’ll be able to reserve a spot on Tuesday, October 5 for an exclusive Drive-in late-night screening on Saturday, October 9.
Happy October and happy streaming!
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