"I think NYU is good for Vanessa," Jessica says, smiling."She's finding her niche."Luckily, the actress—who admits that she spent much of her lonely first year in Los Angeles "crying myself to sleep"—has adjusted to Manhattan quite well.I get to do things nobody would ever say or do in real life."Leighton, 23, says the nonstop scrutiny doesn't bother her.
Or was it the dramatic, rollercoaster love story of Chuck Bass and Blair Waldorf? It made total sense, considering both characters were major schemers and had a compelling dark side that made them a natural pairing.
When they do, the actress usually responds with a friendly, "I get that." (Slightly tougher to take are the clueless types who say she resembles a certain TV star—only "cuter." Because, really, she wonders, "what is that supposed to mean?
") A little confusion, though, is understandable: When the 24-year-old turns up for her interview at a très chic West Village gastro-pub, she's swaddled in sweaters.
In other circumstantial proof of an impending romance, a Chuck/Blair on-and-off-the-screen romance would make logical sense as Leighton Meester continues to chase Blake Lively's fame.
She had her off-screen romance with on-screen boyfriend Dan/Penn Badgley, now it's Blair/Leighton's turn, right? In addition, we can totally see an Ed Westwick attraction to a similarly-petite, good-looking brunette. Furthermore, of course, OF COURSE, Blair's off-screen personhood would be the one to swoop in on the misunderstood Vanessa's ex-boyfriend.