Credit: The CW 2011 The CW Network Photo: Is The Real Charlie Rhodes Actually Dead?

Wetpaint Entertainment recently had the chance to speak exclusively with Sheila Kelley, the gorgeous actress behind Serena’s (Blake Lively) scheming aunt Carol Rhodes on Gossip Girl.

You know what we wanted to ask, right? Remember Aunt Carol’s cryptic line from Gossip Girl Season 5, Episode 9: “Rhodes to Perdition”? Near the end of the show, she told Ivy (Kaylee DeFer), "If they found out what happened to the real Charlotte Rhodes, they'd never forgive me."

What exactly is that supposed to mean? We asked Sheila what she thinks.

Wetpaint Entertianment: Is the real Charlie Rhodes actually dead or did she run away? Have the writers told you anything?

Sheila Kelley (Carol Rhodes): "What I can say is she’s not dead."

Oh... really?

"It’s my guess. I’m guessing she’s not dead. I don’t know. I am guessing she’s not dead. What I can say is that I said to the writers, Well, can you tell me anything more? And they just smiled and said You’ll see.

So, I am very excited to see what happens with my real Charlie."

Want to know more? We’ll have Sheila’s full exclusive interview early next week — including more Gossip Girl scoop, plus details about Sheila’s personal passion: her sexy and erotic S Factor business. Stay tuned!

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