Gossip Girl Was Originally Somebody Completely Different


When it comes to probably one of the best shows ever Gossip Girl, the one part that was controversial and disappointing was the BIG reveal of Gossip Girl.

Well it turns out Gossip Girl's identity was supposed to be someone completely different.

On the 10th anniversary of the show, executive producer Joshua Safran explained that there were two other major possibilities that they considered before they landed on Lonely Boy.

The first choice was none other than Serena's brother Eric van der Woodsen (Connor Paolo).

Joshua told Vulture, "I always thought it was Eric until the end of season two, and I even guided it that way...but when the New York Post revealed it was Eric and I still don't know how that happened, I think they were just guessing we realized we couldn't go down that road anymore, so we abandoned him."

The producers also considered Nate Archibald (Chace Crawford). 

Joshua said they considered Nate because he never sent any tips to the blogger.

However, in the end they chose Dan because he's a writer, observer, and could write in different styles.

Well there you have it Upper Eastsiders at least now we have our answers.

XOXO,

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