") A little confusion, though, is understandable: When the 24-year-old turns up for her interview at a très chic West Village gastro-pub, she's swaddled in sweaters.
Her thick, dark hair is pulled into a ponytail and she's wearing very little makeup.
"In honor of Gossip Girl wrapping its 100th episode, the whole cast assembled for dinner ...
She's beautiful, to be sure, but she lacks the bleached-blonde, high-gloss, look-at-me exterior so common among young female celebrities.
Instead, the Wisconsin-raised former child model is truly refreshingly real.
It launched the careers of Blake Lively (Serena van der Woodsen) and Leighton Meester (Blair Waldorf), provided a slew of wonderful and “controversial” supporting characters (Taylor Momsen’s petulant Jenny Humphrey, Jessica Szhor’s “free-spirited” Vanessa Abrams, Michelle Trachtenberg’s mastermind Georgina Sparks), and provided enough glam outfits and fast-paced intrigue to fuel lunchtime conversations for the entire week (wild to think there was no Snapchat or Instagram back in (as we all know, the only movie that mattered this summer), Lively was asked about a potential reunion of the cast.“I don't know, it would be fun,” Lively said.
“We had such a great time doing that that I think we all would really enjoy that.”Considering the cast doesn’t really seem to stay in touch (with the exception of Chace Crawford, Ed Westwick, and Szhor, who do appear in pictures with each other from time to time), this is perhaps a slightly more hopeful answer from Lively than we might have expected.