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    The "Gossip Girl" Reboot Cast Said The Show Will Be "Completely Different" From The Original, And I'm All Ears

    "I think people will relate to [our characters] on different levels."

    The Gossip Girl reboot will feature tons of new characters. Emily Lind, who’ll play Audrey Hope in the show, said the series will tackle many issues in the LGBTQ+ community.

    “We're making a series in 2020 and 2021," Emily explained to Dazed magazine. "It's really important for us to not just talk about these things, but also express them as normal things that kids deal with.”

    “It shouldn't be this new, exciting thing to talk about, it just exists,” she said. “It's about normalizing things that used to be different or taboo."

     Evan Mock, Eli Brown, Zión Moreno, Emily Alyn Lind, Thomas Doherty, Jordan Alexander and Savannah Lee Smith filming "Gossip Girl" on November 10, 2020 in New York City, New York.
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    Emily's costar Whitney Peak agreed and noted that the original Gossip Girl didn’t really have a diverse cast.

    "There's a lot of representation, which I can't say we saw a lot of in the first one," she said.

    Emily Alyn Lind and Jordan Alexander are seen at the film set of the 'Gossip Girl' on Fifth Avenue, Manhattan on December 01, 2020 in New York City
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    Not only that, but Emily revealed “gender roles will be talked about and dissected” on the show.

    Emily Alyn Lind (L) and Evan Mock are seen on the set of "Gossip Girl" on November 24, 2020 in New York City
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    "A lot of the women in our show are very powerful, but I think they were in the original as well,” she said. “We'll be exploring what it means to be a woman in this generation, and in general, exploring ideas that we didn't before."

    Also, the Gossip Girl reboot's cast isn’t bothered by how their show will compare to the original.

    "We realized we could take these roles and make them our own — they have their own qualities that are special and differentiate [them] from the original," Emily said. "I think people will relate to them on different levels."

    Emily and Whitney's costar Jordan Alexander agreed. "We're just keeping an open mind, staying true to the essence of Gossip Girl but with a completely different take on it," he said.

    This reboot definitely sounds promising!

    Thomas Doherty, Jordan Alexander and Emily Alyn Lind are seen on the set of "Gossip Girl" on November 25, 2020
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