Gossip Girl Fangirl’s Dream Comes True: She Sneaks On Set, Gets Mistaken For an Extra!
So, turns out the producers of Gossip Girl have no idea what's going on when it comes to their extras. How else do you explain the fact that superfan Kate Robertson snuck onto the set, got all dolled up by some confuzzled makeup artist, and made her way onto the show? Kate was vacationing in New York when she wandered over to the word-famous Waldorf Astoria to catch a glimpse of the Gossip Girl cast on August 21st. When she didn't see any famous faces outside The Waldorf, she pretended to have reservations at the hotel's restaurant, and trolled around until she made her way to the Grand Ballroom.
Once inside, Kate was whisked off to a "holding room" with extras who were "dripping in sparkling costume jewelry," was handed a champagne flute, and promptly had her hair styled into a high bun. In a word, winning! "I just couldn't believe that I had gotten that far without anyone noticing," Kate tells The Daily News. "I sat down and I just waited for someone to tell me to leave." But it never happened!
Kate spent six hours on the Gossip Girl set, pretending to be a party-goer with Nate (Chace Crawford) and Georgina (Michelle Trachtenberg). "It was really amazing to see," she says. "But it was tedious work. They did retake after retake."
So, what do the Gossip Girl powers-that-be have to say for themselves? Senior VP of The CW's publicity department has no comment, but did say "Fans show up at our things all the time, especially when our shows go out on location."
Hear that, Upper East Siders? Next time you hear Gossip Girl is filming in your nabe, just stroll on over and join in the fun! Ain't no thing.