Leighton Meester is the January cover girl for Allure Magazine and she looks like she is getting the Taylor Momsen syndrome…you know that allergy ti smiling and just general moodiness! I still adore Leighton because she is great on Gossip Girl!
On the Chuck and Blair love affair: â€œI can really relate to it –not necessarily because itâ€™s this dramatic, tumultuous relationship, but because the way they love each other is very real, and not for the sake of being dramatic. Itâ€™s actual love. Thereâ€™s nobody for each other but them.â€
On her former life as a partier: â€œWe had craaaazy parties, we had DJâ€™s, bands, an ice luge, a fire twirler. One of my roommates burned off her bangs on the stove trying to light a cigarette. I mean, drinking is one thing – overdrinking is another. And drugs are something that I do not tolerate at all. Youâ€™d be surprised how many people do it. If you go out and youâ€™re living the nightlife scene, thatâ€™s what people do.â€
On the supposed rivalry with costar Blake Lively: â€œItâ€™s unfortunate when women are pitted against each other, like with Sex and the City. People say, â€˜Theyâ€™re jealous of each other.â€™ Come on! Theyâ€™re all rich, successful, great actresses.â€
On Country Strong: Meester has a string of promising movies on the way, including Country Strong, a Nashville drama in which she sings and costars with Gwyneth Paltrow and Tim McGraw. â€œGwynethâ€™s just chilled out, well-balanced,â€ Meester says. Sheâ€™s not uppity in any way. Sheâ€™s got a family and kids and a really healthy lifestyle.â€ And her take on McGraw? â€œHeâ€™s a prankster, a flirt. Heâ€™ll make up a little song about you. Heâ€™s got a devious twinkle in his eye.â€ When Country Strong wrapped, Paltrow and McGraw presented Meester with a meaningful parting gift: â€œA guitar,â€ she says, with a flicker of pride. It has become Meesterâ€™s constant travel companion; sheâ€™s teaching herself to play and has begun writing songs that are very different from the perky dance music sheâ€™s recorded in the past. â€œThe stuff Iâ€™m doing now is a little more complementary to my heart and my vibe,â€ she says.
On her love life: â€œItâ€™s wonderful to be in love. And itâ€™s definitely wonderful to cuddle and have sex and get to experience life with somebody. But itâ€™s OK if you donâ€™t find him and youâ€™re 24. You can find it someday.â€
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