'Gossip Girl' Star Ed Westwick Says He Still Doesn't Know Who Gossip Girl Is
Gossip Girl here, your one and only source into the scandalous lives of Manhattan’s elite. And this week’s news is especially scandalous: Years after the big reveal, C still has no idea who Gossip Girl is.
That’s right—despite the fact that it’s been almost five years since we found out who was behind all the drama on the hit CW show, and even though he was literally in the scene where all was revealed, Chuck Bass is somehow totally unaware that Dan Humphrey masqueraded as Gossip Girl for six whole seasons.
Vanity Fair recently compiled an oral history of Gossip Girl in honor of the 10-year anniversary of the show’s premiere, and when asked about his favorite memories and storylines from the show, all Ed Westwick (the IRL Chuck) reportedly said in an email was, “I still am not sure who GG was lol.” Um, what?
In case you’re not fresh off a bingewatch of the show on Netflix, allow us to jog your memory. In the final episode of the sixth season, seemingly everybody in New York City receives a message from Dan explaining that he became Gossip Girl in an effort to write himself into the world of Manhattan’s richest teens, using the slang and mannerisms he’d picked up from eavesdropping on the girls at Constance Billard to mask his true identity. The message comes in while he’s sitting in a room with Nate, Serena, Georgina, Jack Bass, Dorota, and Rufus Humphrey, when Chuck and Blair arrive fresh off their whirlwind wedding. Though the iconic pair weren’t there for the initial discussion of Dan’s lies, Blair says they read the message on their way over and Chuck seems remarkably cool with the fact that his frenemy was behind the gossip site. “I mean, we always knew it was one of us,” he says. You were THERE, Ed! You even had a line!
It’s unclear whether Ed just wasn’t paying attention during the scene or if he has willingly blocked it from his memory because he’s frustrated with the plot holes Dan’s being Gossip Girl creates—in which case, same. Or maybe he actually meant that he doesn’t know who did Gossip Girl’s voiceovers throughout the show. (But it was revealed to be Kristen Bell in the final episode, so there’s really no excuse for that either.) Whatever the case, it sounds like C is due for a complete six-season rewatch of his own show, which might even convince him to agree to a Gossip Girl reunion instead of saying “nah,” like he did earlier this year.
XOXO, Gossip Girl.
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