Here’s what the original 'Gossip Girl’ cast looks like today
Because that’s one secret we WILL tell
By Samantha McMeekin
Editor / July 05 2021
Believe it or not but the original Gossip Girl (released back in 2007) is now considered ancient enough to have a reboot.
The *new* Gossip Girl is set to premiere July 8 2021, which you’ll be able to watch in Australia via Binge.
Rumour has it the old (wow, that hurts) cast members are set to make an appearance or two among the fresh, young faces reviving the Upper East Side, though it's yet to be confirmed which ones will have a role.
And while we all may be familiar with where Serena Van Der Woodsen and Blair Waldorf are these days, what about Jenny Humphrey or Georgina Sparks?
Well, we’re glad you asked...
Leighton Meester (Blair Waldorf)
Avid fans of both Gossip Girl and The O.C. will already know that Leighton Meester ended up with Adam Brody (AKA Seth Cohen) in the greatest cross-TV show romance of all time. She's also scored an impressive set of bushy brows, so yeah, Queen B is doing alright.
Blake Lively (Serena Van Der Woodsen)
Lively’s character may not have aged well (Serena Van Der WORST) but she certainly has.
Taylor Momsen (Jenny Humphrey)
Momsen traded plaid skirts for leather jackets long ago and prefers to stick to music over acting these days. She’s the frontwoman for the band 'The Pretty Reckless', with the hit single “Death By Rock And Roll”.
Chace Crawford (Nate Archibald)
In news unsurprising to anyone, Chace Crawford is still a hunk. He's currently starring in The Boys on Amazon Prime.
Penn Badgley (Dan Humphrey)
Badgley moved on from moonlighting as a teen gossip and now prefers to play a creepy murderer on Netflix’s You.
Ed Westwick (Chuck Bass)
Season 1 Chuck versus Season 6 Chuck: What a transformation. Add a little facial hair and you've got what Ed Westwick looks like today. FYI, the British actor has TikTok.
Matthew Settle (Rufus Humphrey)
Aside from a different haircut, the wholesome father figure of Rufus Humphrey remains unchanged since we last saw him. The real-life father-of-two has been quiet on the acting front since the series wrapped in 2016.
Kelly Rutherford (Lily Van Der Woodsen)
Okay Rutherford, give us the details of your skin care routine, stat. There are 13 years between these photos and you wouldn't even know it.
Connor Paolo (Eric Van Der Woodsen)
The bleached blonde didn't last long for Paolo's role as Serena's little brother (it is possible for siblings to have different hair colours, SHOCK) and he's kept his natural brunette since.
Michelle Trachtenberg (Georgina Sparks)
It seems Trachtenberg took home some key makeup notes from her role as Georgina Sparks, though she's ditched the signature full wing in favour of a more subtle tight-line.
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Jessica Szohr (Vanessa Abrams)
Szohr still likes to change up her hair between curly and straight styles (they both look great on her so why not) and also continues to act, currently making regular appearances on U.S. science fiction TV show, The Orville.
Zuzanna Szadkowski (Dorota Kishlovsky)
Dorota's still got it! Szadkowski played arguably our favourite role in the hit series and has made appearances on Girls and The Good Wife since.
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