- The actors in Gossip Lady have been comparatively shut in age to their teenage characters, with the vast majority of them being above 18 years outdated.
- Blake Energetic, Leighton Meester, and Penn Badgley have been all of their early twenties whereas taking part in 16-year-old characters on the present.
- Kelly Rutherford and Matthew Settle have been barely youthful than their characters, taking part in mother and father of their forties whereas of their late thirties.
Gossip Lady featured the skills of Blake Energetic, Leighton Meester, Penn Badgley, and plenty of different younger actors who rose to fame because of the CW teen drama tv collection. The favored present ran for six seasons from 2007 to 2012 and was primarily based on the guide collection of the identical title by Cecily von Ziegesar. Gossip Lady, an nameless blogger who spilled the secrets and techniques of rich youngsters residing on the Higher East Facet in Manhattan, was on the middle of the story, and their identification was the collection’ central thriller that might not be solved till the final episode.
Teen tv reveals within the 2000s and early 2010s sometimes featured actors who have been actually not youngsters and have been nicely into their twenties and even generally thirties. Nevertheless, the ages of the Gossip Lady forged members in comparison with their characters didn’t fluctuate an excessive amount of. After all, many of the stars within the CW collection have been above 18 years outdated, probably because of the studio desirous to keep away from adhering to youngster labor legal guidelines. However for essentially the most half, the Gossip Lady actors weren’t considerably older than their counterparts within the present.
10 Blake Energetic (20) As Serena Van Der Woodsen (16)
When Blake Energetic began taking part in Serena van der Woodsen in Gossip Lady, she had simply turned 20. Her birthday is August 25, 1987, so she was forged when she was 19, that means the actress was not remarkably older than her character within the CW teen drama collection. When Gossip Lady premiered, the principle characters entered their junior yr on the Constance Billard Faculty for Women and the St. Jude’s Faculty for Boys, which might make Serena 16 years outdated.
Serena had spent a yr away from the town and attended a boarding college in Connecticut, and her return was the supply of a lot gossip within the first season. All through the collection, Serena was on the middle of numerous drama, which was her job as the principle character. However she discovered her completely satisfied ending by the finale, and because of a time soar within the final episode, Serena closed out Gossip Lady at 26 or 27 years outdated.
9 Leighton Meester (21) As Blair Waldorf (16)
Leighton Meester performed Serena’s greatest good friend, Blair Waldorf, in Gossip Lady all through all six seasons, and like Blake Energetic’s character, Blair was 16 years outdated at first of the collection. In the meantime, Meester was 21 years outdated whereas filming the pilot episode and introducing the world to (who would quickly be) a fan-favorite character. Blair was the designated “Queen B” of the Constance Billard Faculty for Women, who typically feuded along with her associates (particularly Serena, regardless of their standing as greatest associates). Nevertheless, like most “Queen B” characters in teen drama reveals, Blair was way more complicated than anybody as soon as thought.
8 Penn Badgley (21) As Dan Humphrey (16)
Dan Humphrey started Gossip Lady because the loner teenager with a crush on the favored woman he had by no means spoken to — a typical 16-year-old. Dan attended the St. Jude’s Faculty for Boys as a junior and ultimately labored up the braveness to ask Serena out on a date. Serena and Dan’s relationship was a focus all through the course of the collection, and whereas their characters have been the identical age in Gossip Lady, the actors (Blake Energetic and Penn Badgley) shared a one-year age distinction. Energetic was 20 years outdated whereas filming the primary season, whereas Badgley turned 21 throughout manufacturing.
7 Chace Crawford (21) As Nate Archibald (16)
Nate Archibald was on the middle of the drama between Serena and Blair initially of Gossip Lady season 1, and identical to the opposite youngsters within the present, he was 16 years outdated. Nate was Blair’s boyfriend when the CW teen drama collection premiered in 2007, however he had beforehand cheated on her with Serena, which (clearly) grew to become a supply of competition between the three associates. Chace Crawford, who performed Nate all through all six seasons of the present, was 21 years outdated when capturing the primary season.
6 Taylor Momsen (14) As Jenny Humphrey (14)
Jenny Humphrey, Dan’s little sister, was the youngest of the teenage characters in Gossip Lady. When the tv present started, Jenny was solely 14 years outdated and a freshman on the Constance Billard Faculty for Women. Though she was youthful than everybody else within the collection, Jenny needed to slot in with the older crowd and desperately sought consideration and validation from Blair. Jenny ultimately discovered how one can turn out to be her personal individual, however the journey to get there was exhausting, to say the least. And surprisingly, Taylor Momsen, who performed Jenny in Gossip Lady, was the identical age as her character (14 years outdated) whereas filming season 1.
5 Ed Westwick (20) As Chuck Bass (16)
Chuck Bass was a controversial character, because of his “unhealthy boy” tendencies and manipulative persona. However identical to different males on tv who share these qualities, there was one thing about Chuck that made (virtually) everybody come again for extra. Specifically, Blair held a smooth spot for Chuck, and their relationship was one other point of interest of the collection. He was the identical age (16) as Serena, Blair, Dan, and Nate within the first season, seeing as he was a junior on the St. Jude’s Faculty for Boys. In the meantime, Ed Westwick was 20 years outdated when he first appeared as Chuck in Gossip Lady.
4 Kelly Rutherford (39) As Lily Van Der Woodsen (41)
Serena’s mom, Lily van der Woodsen, was 41 years outdated when the pilot episode of Gossip Lady premiered in 2007. Lily was a single mother at first of the present, however identical to her daughter, she had a sophisticated love life. She was relationship Chuck’s father, Bart Bass, whereas reconnecting along with her former lover, Rufus Humphrey, Dan and Jenny’s father. As one may simply inform, everybody was related on the Higher East Facet in Manhattan. Whereas Lily was in her early forties initially of Gossip Lady, Kelly Rutherford, who performed the character, was youthful and turned 39 whereas engaged on the primary season.
3 Matthew Settle (38) As Rufus Humphrey (42)
Like Kelly Rutherford, Matthew Settle was a tad bit youthful than his Gossip Lady character. Settle portrayed Rufus Humphrey within the CW teen drama collection, and Rufus was 42 years outdated in season 1. In the meantime, Settle was solely 38 when he began taking part in Dan and Jenny’s father in Gossip Lady.
2 Jessica Szohr (22) As Vanessa Abrams (16)
Despite the fact that Dan didn’t have many college associates when Gossip Lady premiered, he all the time had Vanessa Abrams to show to. Dan and Vanessa have been childhood greatest associates, however she moved to Vermont earlier than their relationship may turn out to be one thing extra. Vanessa ultimately moved again to New York Metropolis in season 1, however Dan was relationship Serena on the time, that means that the drama between them was solely simply starting. Vanessa was 16 years outdated at first of the collection, whereas her portrayer, Jessica Szohr, was 22 when she accepted the function in Gossip Lady.
1 Kaylee DeFer (25) As Ivy Dickens (21)
Kaylee DeFer was the one collection common in Gossip Lady who didn’t seem within the first season. The actress’s character, Ivy Dickens, was launched in season 4 earlier than turning into a central determine within the collection in season 5. Ivy was the rival of Lily, seeing as she pretended to be her niece for the cash and glamour of being a member of the household. When DeFer started filming Gossip Lady, she was 25 years outdated, whereas her character was 21.