Leighton Meester has become a household name thanks to the success of the television show Gossip Girl but what does the beautiful actress think of the show coming to an end.? Leighton has been in Gossip Girl for six years and her obvious acting talent, as well as her good looks have seen her make the move into movies but she admits that she owes everything to Gossip Girl.
Meester explained to Vulture, “I think it's ending at a beautiful, perfect time. But it's [also] because our contracts are up. I don't think anyone wants to stay after their contracts. It's been an amazing tool to learn from, and I owe pretty much everything... to Gossip Girl. But I could say, somewhat, [that] it's my personal growth that has made me want to move beyond it.”
She added, "I was 20 when I started, and I'm 26 now, so you don't want to be doing the same thing over a period that long. This has been one of the most awkward and great growth periods of my life. I've experienced a lot of different things, and it's just time to do something else.”
Leighton concluded, “I've been doing Gossip Girl for six years, and the arc is ongoing. It's always just tension, tension, tension. Which can be good. But for me, creatively, it starts to get exhausting.”
Gossip Girl is set to return to television screens in the UK on ITV2 from Wednesday, October 17.