1. Kristen Bell Asked For The Part Of “Gossip Girl”
Instead of auditioning, she simply called producers and told them she wanted to voice the titular character.
2. Leighton Meester Was Not Even Allowed To Auditon For The Part Of Blair Until She Dyed Her Blond Hair Brown
Blake Lively was probably blond enough for everyone, then.
3. Penn Badgley’s First Credit Was Providing Voice for “Mario Golf 64” In 1999
His second credit was for contributing his voice to Mario Tennis 64.
5. Chace Crawford Never Planned To Be An Actor
After graduating from high school he enrolled in Pepperdine University and studied advertising, business and communications. It wasn’t until his sophomore year that his mother encouraged him to give acting a shot. However, an aptitude test he took in high school indicated he should pursue a career in performing arts.
6. At One Point In Time, Ed Westwick’s Dream Job Was To Be A Landscape Gardener
Let’s hope that someday his dream comes true.
7. Taylor Momsen Auditioned To Be “Hannah Montana” In 2006
We all know who the part went to, though.
8. Leighton’s Mother Was Serving Time In Prison When She Gave Birth To Her
Constance Haas was serving time in a Texas prison for smuggling marijuana into the US when she was pregnant with Leighton. She gave birth in a hospital and then cared for Leighton for three months in a halfway house before turning Leighton over to her grandmother and returning to prison.
9. Ed Westwick’s Favorite Movie Is “American Psycho”
…and one of his favorite things to do is watch it with Chase Crawford.
10. Penn Badgley Turned Down The Role Of Dan Humphrey Twice Before Finally Taking It
Those video game characters must’ve been really sad to see him go!
11. Blake Lively Is Self-Conscious About Her Height
She’s 5’10, and is known for disliking heels.
12. Chase Was Voted “Best Dressed” His Senior Year Of High School
What his Wikipedia page doesn’t say, though, is that he also was also voted all the other categories too.
13. Heidi Montag Sang A Song Taylor Momsen Wrote On Her Album, “Superficial”
When Taylor was 8, she wrote and recorded a song called “Blackout.” Heidi recorded a version of it in 2009 and made it the 10th track on her first album.