Illeana Douglas drops out of Gossip Girl
Illeana Douglas will no longer appear in Gossip Girl due to scheduling conflicts.
Illeana Douglas will no longer appear in Gossip Girl due to scheduling conflicts. TV Line is reporting that the actress will no longer play the part of Lilly Van Der Woodson’s (Kelly Rutherford) older sister Carol. The character previous appeared in Valley Girls, a season two episode designed as a back-door pilot for a spin-off series of the same title. The episode was partially set in the 1980s with the role of Carol, in the flashbacks, played by actress Krysten Ritter. Producers are now looking for a new actress to replace Illeana Douglas in Gossip Girl and take on the potentially recurring role of Carol.