Leighton Meester slams 'unhealthy' Gossip Girl set and admits she won't return

23 Septembre, 2018, 03:02 | Auteur: Christine Menetries
  • Leighton Meester Slams ‘Unhealthy’ ‘Gossip Girl’ Set & Admits She’d Never Want To Go Back

The actress, who now stars in the comedy Single Parents, added that she "wouldn't trade" her six years on Gossip Girl "for anything", but added that her years there were filled with challenges, both related and un-related to the show. "It's been important for me as an adult to pursue other things that I feel build up my identity in a separate way, and maybe more so than other people that started [working] later".

The Roomate star said: 'If you don't have the right perspective, you could definitely be confused by people being that nice to you or judging you for behaviour that's typical of a 20, 21 year old. making mistakes but having to make them very publicly'.

'I'm not haunted by that time, ' she reflects.

Clutch your hearts Gossip Girls fans - but Leighton Meester does not want a return to the Upper East Side ever again. "Everyone has their own journey, especially in their early twenties when they're just figuring out who they are".

She continues, "I had to figure it out quickly and with not a completely developed mind to discern between what's real and what's not, who I can trust and who I can't".

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The mother-of-one gushed that she felt she had got lucky, and was able to stay friends with the people she felt were "true".

Despite everything, Meester calls her Gossip Girl years "a very special time". "It's sort of a time capsule", she says of the show, which recently celebrated its 10th anniversary. A lot of the questions that come from it are: "'Do you miss it?' 'Did you love what you wore?' And I understand that, but - and I say this with nothing but love - it is like saying, 'High school was an unbelievable time for you, do you wish you could go back?' And the truth is, it was so special and such a unique, wonderful experience, but no, I wouldn't wanna go back to it, I was a kid!"

After leaving the show Leighton began dating now husband Adam Brody, who she described as her "soulmate".

She revealed that she doesn't get the "sexy ingenue" parts as much, but believes women who are more fully fleshed out need to appear more in these roles.

To see the full interview, read PorterEdit and/or download the Net-A-Porter app for iPad, iPhone or Android.

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