The folks who brought us Gossip Girl may be busy with their current Dynasty reboot (which will surely be a drama-filled dive into the vicious world of a wealthy yet wildly dysfunctional family), but that didn’t stop Blake Lively from addressing a possible reboot of the series which brought Serena Van Der Woodsen to life. And while she has her own thoughts on a possible return to the glitzy streets of NYC, Ed Westwick has some strong opinions about a possible Gossip Girl reboot.
Frankly, the man who played Chuck Bass has two very different views on a return to Gossip Girl: A whole lotta NO and a little bit of YES.
At first, Westwick was definitely *not* into the idea, telling Radio Times, “Nah, that’s not gonna happen. I know there’s a bunch of them coming back — I hear they’re doing Will and Grace, they’ve done Gilmore Girls… But it’s such a strange thing to think about.” And he certainly has his reasons, adding, “It feels like we only just finished! And I haven’t done enough in between yet to feel like I could comfortably revisit it.” True enough, since the show only ended four years ago. And while Blake Lively may have had her fair share of roles since, not everyone from the series has found the same level of success.
However, Westwick also feels like he needs some more time away from Chuck himself. “I did so much with that character — it’s played out, man. It’s done.” And though that sounds pretty darn definitive, there is one way that the actor would sign on for a reboot: lotsa money. If Netflix were to pick up the series and give them a HUGE budget, Westwick says, “I’ll do it then.”
Not willing to do it for love but totally willing to jump onboard if hella money is involved. Hmm… sounds like someone we know (*cough Chuck Bass cough*).
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(h/t Cosmopolitan; photo via Jeff Spicer/Getty, The CW)