ARE YOU SITTING DOWN? I know you’re probably convinced that sitting down in front of a computer all day is going to decrease your life expectancy in surprisingly dramatic ways because of all those dumb articles about it, but be honest with yourself: Do you really even want to live that long? The world is probably going to be awful in those last few years you gained by standing up at your computer all day. And you’ll have spent all your good years UNCOMFORTABLE! Not to mention UNPREPARED for this Blake Lively/Gossip Girl revelation that happened at the end of a very long article about Blake Lively that some of us may have read in its entirety this morning because those people maybe don’t have a good handle on how to use their time and brain. From Bullett, via Vulture:
“It’ll be bittersweet when it’s over because it gave me all of this,” she says, scanning the second floor of the mansion where we’re huddled next to each other on a windowsill. “I think the best way to describe it is like someone who really enjoyed high school, and is like, I’m a senior and I can’t wait for the next thing! Gossip Girl was so great, but what’s the next challenge in life? Because, you know, six years is a long time. And as an actor who plays a caricature of myself on the show, I don’t think I’d say, Watch Gossip Girl for my best quality of work. But I am very lucky to have had that experience.”
Whaaaaaaaaat? Noooooooooooo! (Earlier in the article it said the NYC mansion they were located in is the same one in which Big and Carrie lived briefly in the first Sex and the City movie, and though it never explicitly stated that that was HER mansion it kind of implies it here, and if it is her mansion, WHAT?) (“It gave me all of this.”) (The article also says that she makes her bodyguard carry around chocolate in case she wants to have some chocolate.) (Maybe you should read the whole article.) (LOTS of interesting bits.) Anyway, Blake! Gossip Girl is probably definitely where we see your best quality of work! Or at least your standard quality of work! And also: CAN WE PLEASE TALK ABOUT THE GOSSIP GIRL SEASON FINALE THAT HAPPENED A MILLION YEARS AGO THAT I JUST WATCHED?
I’m very late on this because I stopped watching Gossip Girl before the final few episodes of the most current season due to the plot being too messy and everyone turning around and being a triple agent all of a sudden in a way that was funny but also just too much, EVEN FOR ME TO WATCH. It was honestly too confusing and dumb and upsetting to be fun, but then this week I’ve had a cold and because of that I finished the series over the past few nights and HOLY MOLY YOU GUYS. Chuck’s mom is NOT Elizabeth Hurley like we thought she was for one episode in kind of a weird fake-out that was super lazy EVEN for Gossip Girl! (And remember when they were trying to get Elizabeth Hurley in trouble for having sex with a minor, after they caught it on tape, but then she said that they couldn’t because THEY’D actually be in trouble for distributing child pornography? As if their only option was to send it to Gossip Girl and not BRING IT TO THE POLICE?) Chuck’s dad is NOT Jack Bass like we were lead to believe he might be for two seconds, thank GOODNESS. But Chuck’s dad IS ALIVE? And took Bass Industries BACK? AND CHUCK AND BLAIR ARE BACK TOGETHER, MAYBE? And Serena is awful again and she doesn’t even care what the guy’s name is who is kissing her neck and brought her cocaine? And the real whatever-her-name-is gave all of her money to the fake whatever-her-name-is for ????? reasons? And Nate still hasn’t done ANYTHING? And Serena’s mom isn’t married to Mr. Guitar anymore because now she’s married to Chuck’s dad again? And also: GEORGINA? HEY! DID ANYONE WATCH THIS? Does anyone still want to talk about it? Hello? Please, let’s talk about it.