The 26-year-old actress recently spoke to Refinery29 about leaving Blair Waldorf behind as the hit CW series comes to a close.
“I think the best part is that now I can pretty much do whatever I want with my life. I can visit my family as much as I want and be open for other projects,” Leighton shared.
She added, “That was one of the biggest barriers over the past six years. I think you sort of get into a comfort zone when you are on a show for so long and you stop being stimulated by the character. As much as I loved the people I work with, I’m ready to move on. I don’t want to be a Blair-like character in a movie, ever.”