6 Facts You Didn’t Know About Gossip Girl
It's been seven years since we last heard about the richest kids of the Upper East Side. Recently, a reboot of Gossip Girl was confirmed by HBO Max and although it will feature new characters, we will always remember lonely boy Dan, party girl S, peonies lover Blair Waldorf and master of darkness Chuck Bass. In celebration of the new series, we’ve rounded up some facts you might not know or have forgotten about the 2002 hit television series.
1/6 Gossip Girl Day
There’s a day in the calendar dedicated to the famous show. January 26 was declared “Gossip Girl Day” in celebration of the show’s 100th episode thanks to New York politician Michael Bloomberg.
2/6 Episodes Titles Were Inspired By Movie Titles
It didn’t take long for Gossip Girl fans to notice that each episode was named after famous movies. With 121 episodes and titles, some of the most famous ones are Blair Waldorf Must Pie (after John Tucker Must Die) and It’s a Wonderful Life (after It's a Wonderful Life).
3/6 Kate Moss And Audrey Hepburn Were Inspirations
Eric Daman, the costume designer of the show, revealed that Kate Moss was the inspiration behind Serena’s wardrobe whilst Audrey Hepburn for Blair’s.
4/6 Dorota Had Her Own Show
Who could forget Blair Waldorf’s most trusted companion? Her maid Dorota got her own spin-off show in 2009, called Chasing Dorota. While it only had six episodes before it was cancelled, she continued to have regular appearances on Gossip Girl until the show's finale in 2012.
5/6 Blake Lively Originally Turned Down The Role
When producers approached the actress with the opportunity, Blake told them she wasn’t interested as she wanted to go to college. In an interview, the now hugely famous actress shared that they came back to her saying that she could go to Columbia University one day a week and that after the first year, the show would quiet down. Well, the rest is history!
6/6 A Major Issue With The Adaptation
In an interview with MTV, the author of the original books, Cecily von Ziegesar, said she had one major problem with the show’s casting. The character of Vanessa Abrams was written as a tough, shaved head girl with an affinity for black clothing—not quite the same character portrayed by actress Jessica Szohr on screen.
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