Leighton Meester ‘barely identifies’ with Gossip Girl character

Leighton MeesterLeighton Meester has revealed she ‘barely identifies’ with her Gossip Girl character of Blair Waldorf.

 

Leighton MeesterLeighton Meester has revealed she ‘barely identifies’ with her Gossip Girl character. Meester plays scheming, manipulative ‘Queen Bee of the Upper East Side’ Blair Wardorf in The CW drama series.

 

I work on a show where I feel literally, maybe one per cent in common with the character. You have to somehow find common ground, otherwise you hate them. The character I play on Gossip Girl is incredibly manipulative and conniving and, you know, this heightened personality in this weird universe that doesn’t even really exist.” – Meester talking to PopEater.

 

The actress recently sparked speculation over her future on the show. When asked if she was planning on quitting Gossip Girl Meester replied she was under contract for two more years. This prompted speculation over the future of the series.

 

Gossip Girl returns to The CW for all new episodes on January 24th. In the UK the series airs on ITV2.