20 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets from Gossip Girl
Some Stars Had Musical Talents
The talents of the Gossip Girl cast are on full display in every episode, as we delight in watching their characters stab each other in the back. For Leighton Meester and Taylor Momsen, though, those talents extended past their acting abilities. Both actresses were working as singers while they starred on the show.
Leighton found some early success on Cobra Starship’s “Good Girls Go Bad,” while Taylor’s band The Pretty Reckless failed to make much of a splash. As a result, the show used two songs featuring Leighton and none from Taylor. Apparently, the folks at the CW felt that Taylor’s music wasn’t ready yet.