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Leighton Meester Was Underwhelmed By the Audition Process: "I think it was just the normal, typical pilot season audition for me," she recalled. I got it."But her recollection doesn't entirely match her actions at the time."I auditioned, and then I tested once, and then we did a screen test with everybody. "She came in and she was really funny, and really smart and played vulnerable," Schwartz clarified. And Blake was blonde, obviously; Serena had to be blonde. "Leighton [on the other hand] was very removed and very quiet, and, after her scenes were done, she would wander the stage.and Stephanie Savage were inspired to seek out Blake Lively for Serena van der Woodsen because online message boards showed fans of the book series fantasy-cast her in the role.“We didn’t see a lot of other girls for Serena,” Schwartz said.Because they did not want their personal drama to relate to the show." writers. "We were creating three episodes at once sometimes, we were given our lines at the very last minute, we didn't know where our characters were going; there was no planning or arc... We were basically sort of reading off of cue cards.
Yet the second they'd be on set together, it's as if they were."7.
"She has to be somebody that you believe would be sitting in the front row at Fashion Week eventually."3. "Then they said, 'OK, you can go to Columbia [University] one day a week.
But Lively Wasn't So Sure: She wanted to get her degree. After the first year [of the show], it'll quiet down.
“This is advice to anyone: when they say, ‘We promise, but we can’t put it in writing,’ there’s a reason they can’t put it in writing. “She came in and she was really funny, and really smart and played vulnerable.
But there was one problem: she was blonde," Schwartz said. The first time Chace Crawford (who played Nate Archibald) met Meester, he couldn’t see her as Blair. “I’m actually a very shy person and the idea of losing my anonymity was one that was scary to me,” she said.
So, [Leighton, who played Blair Waldorf] went to the sink and dyed her hair. The Two Girls Couldn't Have Been Any More Different: "Blake is very much in the moment. I had this image of her just in these gorgeous dresses with a book in her hand, sort of a little bit out of focus out in the corners."6.