’ He told me—and a couple of other guys have told me this, too—that they used to watch the show because it was a great way in with the ladies.”16. But the girls weren’t friends either, writer/co-producer Joshua Safran said: “Blake and Leighton were not friends.
Contrary to tabloid reports, there really was no on-set friction between Lively and Meester. They were friendly, but they were not friends like Serena and Blair. She knows this movie’s coming out, this band is happening. Lively and Penn Badgley (who played Dan Humphrey) were so good at keeping their relationship private that people had no clue they broke up for months.
“She has to be somebody that you believe would be sitting in the front row at Fashion Week eventually.”2.
Lively was about to quit acting and enroll in college (she had deferred the year before) when she was offered the role. "Then they [ and Savage] said, ‘Okay, you can go to Columbia [University] one day a week.
and Stephanie Savage were inspired to seek out Blake Lively for Serena van der Woodsen because online message boards showed fans of the book series fantasy-cast her in the role.