Before Chuck Bass (Ed Westwick) and Blair (Leighton Meester)’s epic love story, before the car crashes, before the royal farce of a wedding... when there was only a book series and a will to make it visual, Gossip Girl almost turned out COMPLETELY different.
First of all, Lindsay Lohan was originally attached to the project when, four novels into the series, it was fixing to be made into something box-office big. We aren’t sure who she would have played, but at the time she was riding high on her Mean Girls success as a full-blown redhead starlet.
Second, the original idea was not for it to be a television series. With Amy Sherman-Palladino (Gilmore Girls, Bunheads) at the helm, Gossip Girl was going to be made into a movie until Amy S-P left to do something else. At that point, O.C. mastermind Josh Schwartz jumped on board, and the rest is — as they say — history.
What do you think. Would LiLo have made a good Blair or Serena? Georgina?