The 24-year-old Gossip Girl starlet sat down with the mag to chat about she landed on Gossip Girl, boyfriend Ed Westwick and doing what she loves.
On being on television versus movies: “For me, it’s just about telling a story. I want to entertain.”
On boyfriend and costar Ed: “It can be a little awkward when all of a sudden [you have feelings for] someone you’d call to talk about a different boyfriend. But there wasn’t a lot of thinking and talking. It kind of just happened. We had fun together, and we were like, ‘All right, let’s see where this goes.’ He’s a really rad guy. He’s awesome and smart and talented and adorable, and we make each other laugh. We go to dinners, have nights by ourselves and fun romantic times in general. And I like just cuddling up on the couch.”
On how she snagged the role of Vanessa: “Two of my friends in L.A. invited me to this Labor Day barbecue, but I really just wanted to stay on the couch with my French bulldog. I remember hanging out by the pool in an old T-shirt and jean shorts, just talking to people. Three days later, my manager calls to tell me that I’d been with the show’s executive producer and one of the creators and they want me to audition.”
Check out more photos from Jessica‘s shoot at TeenVogue.com and pick up a copy of the mag — out on stands Tuesday, January 5th!
Jessica Szohr – Teen Vogue Cover Shoot
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