Leighton Meester has a new interview with the Cosmopolitan UK where she discusses her personal style versus her character’s style in Gossip Girl, her ‘natural’ beauty, and getting ready to move on after Gossip Girl is over.
Of her beauty, she says, "You can do things to change the way you look, but it’s good to just say, "I love myself in this moment."… As soon as you stop getting pimples, you start getting wrinkles, so what’s there to be upset about?"
She adds that Blair Waldorf’s style is very different to her own, saying, "I’ve never seen Blair with the same bag, coat or shoes twice. I don’t know anyone who had that. I had two pairs of jeans when I was a teenager that I rotated. I wouldn’t trust myself with a Prada bag! I didn’t even want to change for gym so I’d wear sweatpants over my jeans, then sweat around the track for an hour."
She also says that she’s more than ready to move on from Gossip Girl, saying, "It’s good that we’re going out on a high note, but I’m ready to move on. It’ll probably be a challenge, for a time, to fight against that character – I won’t play an overprivileged girl any time soon! But I’ll never forget Gossip Girl."