Elizabeth Gillies Explains 'Dynasty' Reboot's 'Gossip Girl' Comparisons

Elizabeth Gillies Explains 'Dynasty' Reboot's 'Gossip Girl' Comparisons

Elizabeth Gillies is spilling more details on her upcoming drama series Dynasty!

The reboot of the 1980s show hails from Gossip Girl creators Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, and it follows two of America’s wealthiest families as they feud for control over their fortune and their children.

Elizabeth feels her character Fallon Carrington shares both similarities and differences with Gossip Girl‘s Blair Waldorf.

“There are parallels within the characters,” Elizabeth told Teen Vogue. “Don’t try to compare me to [Leighton Meester], because I might not live up to everyone’s expectations of being as good as Blair Waldorf. She’s a legend.”

“Fallon acts like a 50-year-old woman most of the time, where Blair, I think, was mature for her age, but very much her age,” she continued. “That’s one thing I think will separate us. Thank god, because they’re big shoes to fill.”

“There’s a beautiful chance to escape in our show, because these characters live such a decadent life,” Liz shared, adding, “These families, the Carringtons and Colbys, there’s nothing that they can’t get. There’s nothing that they don’t have, but they’re not happy. They want to escape in this beautiful world of champagne, and private jets, but when the lights go down, and all the characters are alone in their rooms at the end of the night, the dysfunction is still there.”

Don’t miss Dynasty when it premieres on October 11 on The CW!

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