20 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets from Gossip Girl
Rumer Willis Was Considered for a Role
Ashley Olsen was not the only famous face the network wanted to put on Gossip Girl. They were also keen on casting Rumer Willis as Blair, although that plan fell through for the same reason that the Ashley Olsen casting did.
For those of you who may not know, Rumer is the eldest daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore. She’s had a fairly long acting career, but it’s hard to imagine anyone besides Leighton playing Blair. Leighton brings a sensitivity and smarminess to the role that it would be hard to find in any other actress. She just fits the role too perfectly.