The NHS and social care is in crisis, our schools are struggling under the weight of the budget cuts and cuts to police budgets are putting our safety at risk.
But for Adam Brody and Leighton Meester, the actual humans who portrayed these fictional people, it’s really not a big deal.
When asked if they ever laugh that Blair and Seth got together, you can tell that it’s not really a thing for them — after all, they are people far beyond their on-screen characters.
And now, nearly 10 years after she was introduced to the world, Meester is headed back to television with Fox’s Making History, which premieres March 5.
When asked what led her to sign onto another series, Meester said, completely stone-faced, “Am I broke?
The last time Leighton Meester had a series premiere on television, very few people knew who she was.
But the then-21-year-old actor became a household name once she slipped on the ornate headbands that became a trademark of the impeccably styled and hypnotically conniving Blair Waldorf on Gossip Girl, a teen soap that relished in exploring and exploiting “the scandalous lives of Manhattan’s elite.”When the show premiered in September 2007, its potent mix of sex, drugs, and Manolos made it a constant target for the Parents Television Council; it was a trailblazer in terms of second-screen viewing as fans tweeted and hashtagged the couples they shipped; and it wasn’t long before the cast became catnip for magazines of every ilk.
“The Engineering and Construction skills centre opening in Leighton Buzzard will generate more high skilled, well paid jobs.“The number of unemployed claimants in SW Beds has fallen from 2,158 in May 2010 to 605 in March 2017, a fall of over 70%.
It feels like the pain of your past is being folded into the joy of your future—and you’re left, somewhere in between, unable to grasp the present.
It was name-checked on shows like 30 Rock, Entourage, and Skins, and in films like Easy A and Horrible Bosses. And it helped to cement the still-young CW network (the WB/UPN hybrid was only a year old when Gossip Girl launched) as a premiere destination for young adult viewers.
On her scant breaks from the show, Leighton Meester was featured on Cobra Starship’s 2009 Billboard Hot 100 single “Good Girls Go Bad” and co-starred in half a dozen movies, including the comedy Date Night with Tina Fey and Steve Carrell, the Oscar-nominated drama Country Strong with Gwyneth Paltrow, and thriller The Roommate with Minka Kelly.
When Gossip Girl came to an end in December 2012, Meester focused her energy on music and theater; she made her New York stage debut in Of Mice and Men in April 2014 and released her debut LP Heartstrings October of that year.