Hello, Upper East Siders! Bringing to you the latest gossip on the ‘Gossip Girl’ reboot on whether Blake Lively would be returning, even if for a brief moment. After all, one can’t have enough of Serena van der Woodsen. Find out more here!
If you are a fan of teenage dramas, you should not be unaware of the catty drama ‘Gossip Girl’ that ultimately kick-started the career of Blake Lively. Playing the role of Serena van der Woodsen, Blake Lively became the hot sensation of not just the show’s Upper-East side, but also the H-town. Years after the original series dropped the ball, a reboot of ‘Gossip Girl’ is in the works and fans have been sitting in hope to see Blake Lively come back even if for a cameo. Could it be possible? Keep reading to find out!
- Could the ‘Gossip Girl’ reboot spot Serena van der Woodsen?
- Blake Lively on whether she is in the reboot
- Blake Lively says never say never
Could the ‘Gossip Girl’ reboot spot Serena van der Woodsen?
There’s no hush hush about the ‘Gossip Girls’ reboot talk and as long as it is out in the open, we wonder if Blake Lively cold return to play the IT girl, Serena van der Woodsen. It’s a different thing that fans have been expecting to see a lot of OG characters making cameos in the reboot, but it feels like a job easier said than done to gather every old cast member back together.
As far as the reboot is concerned, the filming has reportedly begun and is expected to feature a new generation of uber-cool, spoiled, rich, and hyper teens of the Upper East Side. Also just like the parent series, the reboot will follow a similar pattern where the teens eat gossip for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
However, will there be another Serena van der Woodsen and a new Blair Waldorf? It’s hard to find someone who could match up to the standards of these characters from the original series, but we bet we would be able to spot a new Serena van der Woodsen and her bittersweet best friend, Blair Waldorf. As for the real Serena van der Woodsen, fans are still not clear if Blake Lively could be making a guest appearance on the ‘Gossip Girl’ reboot. More so, because some of the OG cast members could be making a return. For example, Kristen Bell, who gave voice to ‘Gossip Girl’ in the original series would be voicing for the reboot as well.
Blake Lively on whether she is in the reboot
When it’s ‘Gossip Girl’ and Serena van der Woodsen, it’s best to look for the answers directly from the source. With confusion and rumours of Blake Lively returning on ‘Gossip Girl’ for a cameo role on the rise, the actor took it upon herself to clarify. Sadly, it seems like Blake Lively is “not involved” in the reboot and that hummed a bummer on the expectations of the fans. A very cheeky Blake Lively poked fun at the rumours while confirming that she is definitely not coming back as Serena van der Woodsen in the ‘Gossip Girl’ reboot. Rest in peace, hope!
In an interview with “E! News”, Blake Lively said,
“I think it is happening … I don’t know, I’m not a producer, I’m not involved. You’ve got to call them!”
That being said, the door into the ‘Gossip Girl’ world is always open for any of the OG characters, including Serena van der Woodsen, as confirmed by executive producer Josh Schwartz. He told “Entertainment Tonight”,
“We’ve reached out to all of them to let them know it was happening and we’d love for them to be involved if they want to be involved, but certainly didn’t want to make it contingent upon [them being involved]. They played these characters for six years, and if they felt like they were good with that, we want to respect that, but obviously … it would be great to see them again”.
Blake Lively says never say never
The reboot version of ‘Gossip Girl’ will supposedly be set eight years after the timeline of the original series, i.e, eight years after the gossip blog was pulled down. New teenagers, new generation, and the new age of social media gossip will be the USP of the show while maintaining the flavour of the original show, of course! However, for Blake Lively, even if she decides to reprise her former role in the universe, that story has been told. Moreover, the actor enjoys quite a busy schedule between her personal and professional lives, which makes it impossible for her to consider a ‘Gossip Girl’ offer.
However, Serena van der Woodsen isn’t the one to say never! Blake Lively said,
“It sort of all depends. Would I do seven years of the show? No, because it’s hard work and I’ve got my babies and I don’t want to be away from them that much. But I’ve just learned in life you never say never”.
Well, you heard her! Never say never!
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