24 year old English actor Ed Westwick has revealed how being a part of such a big show such as Gossip Girl has changed his life and sometimes it can be a bit difficult. Ed did however admit that he understands that the attention comes with the job and he has learnt to adapt to it.
Westwick explained, “It’s been very bizarre and one of those things that you just have to roll with to tell you the truth. I first got the show when I was 19 and I’m 24 now and it forces you to grow up quickly. It forces you to really self-evaluate every week because you are dealing with a lot of attention and you are dealing with the first time you have any money in your pocket.”
He added, “You are dealing with a lot of decisions in regards to personal situations and careers situations and often there can be a huge overlap as well because often your personal life can become public knowledge very quickly – which can be difficult to comprehend and can make you feel quite uncomfortable. But all in all you have to just keep focusing on the work.”
Ed concluded, “It’s a battle and a struggle but it’s a battle I want to win because I’m passionate about the work and I want to be great and I want to have the opportunity to work with fantastic people and I want to learn and develop in every area of my life. And that’s just the bottom line really.” Gossip Girl airs on The CW on Monday nights.