13 Things You Definitely Didn't Know About Gossip Girl

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7. Blake and Penn Kept Their Split Secret

Blake and Penn Kept Their Split Secret
Considering the crazy rumors that appear about the cast members, Blake and Penn split in secret months before Joshua Safran found out on set.

"The shocking thing was, I found out on the set of the Season 2 finale that Blake and Penn had broken up months before," Safran said.

"They kept the breakup hidden from the crew, which you could never do now. I don't even know how they did it. They kept it from everybody which is a testament to how good they are as actors. Because they did not want their personal drama to relate to the show."

8. Producers Wanted The Cast Together

Producers Wanted The Cast Together
"I remember there was one point where we were just afraid of how our personal lives overlapping our work life could be perceived by our bosses. [But then] we were like, 'Oh no, that's exactly what they want,'" Lively said of the on-set hookups.

"They wanted us all to date. They wanted us all to wear the same clothes that we're wearing on the show. They wanted that, because then it fed their whole narrative. People could buy into this world."

9. Penn Badgley

Penn Badgley
It turns out, Penn was not a fan of being on the show.

"Penn didn't like being on 'Gossip Girl,' but ... he was Dan. He may not have liked it, but [his character] was the closest to who he was,' Safran said.

10. He Was Not The Only One

He Was Not The Only One
"Some of the actors were not entirely happy to be there after a certain point," Safran added. "And no matter what we did, they were never going be happy ... They were kids. They were young."

11. Blake Was Ahead of the Game

Blake Was Ahead of the Game
Once upon a time, Blake dated Leonardo Dicaprio. "We learned a lot from Blake," Safran said.

"When I think about shooting the L.A. episodes, Blake was dating [DiCaprio] at the time, and she had this thing where she had a doll that she took photos of that she sent to Leo. Blake was way ahead of the curve. It was pre-Instagram. She was documenting her life in photographs in a way that people were not yet doing."

12. Are The Cast Up for a Reunion?

Are The Cast Up for a Reunion?
"Of course. I'm open to anything that's good, that's interesting, and that sort of feels necessary," Lively said of returning to the franchise.

"If everyone was into it and if the timing was right, you know?," Meester added, "I don't want to say, 'No, never ...'"

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