Ed Westwick Lost His Dream ‘Gossip Girl’ Role Because He Gave Showrunners a Serial Killer Vibe

one time Gossip Girl fans think of Nate Archibald’s preppy schoolboy, they immediately think of Chace Crawford. However, fans will be interested to learn that Nate ‘s career went almost to Ed Westwick with just one lump. Read on to find out more about this behind-the-scenes mystery.

‘Gossip Girl’ was famous for the wonderful stories that have at times been told

Gossip Girl was a drama show for teenagers that appeared on the CW for six seasons. The show begins when Serena van der Woodsen returns from a secret hiatus. She reunites with her friend Blaire Warldof with whom she seems to have a complicated relationship.

Throughout the series, Blaire and Serena break up and make up separately and don’t seem to always be at the heart of each other. The CW series follows the lives of a group of high-profile teenagers in Eastern Manhattan.

Throughout the show, an anonymous omniscient blogger reports what the Upper East Siders do and seems to always know their secrets. The unknown scene is referred to as Gossip Girl. However, their true identity is revealed at the end of the show as Dan Humphrey, Serena’s love interest and progressive writer.

The series also revolves around other characters such as Nate (Chace Crawford), Blaire’s girlfriend, Chuck, (Ed Westwick) Nate’s best friend, Jenny, and Rufus Humphrey (Taylor Momsen, Matthew Settle), Vanessa Abrams (Jessica Szohr), and Ivy Dickens (Kaylee DeFer).

Westwick was inspired by ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ for his character

Ed Westwick arrives for the 2017 America America BAFTA Los Angeles TV Tea Party
Ed Westwick | Amanda Edwards / WireImage

Edward Jack Peter Westwick was born in Hertfordshire, England, on June 27, 1987. He is the youngest child of Carole and Peter Westwick, an educational psychologist and university lecturer.

Westwick first appeared in the 2006 film Breaking and entering after the National Theater of Youth issued an open rehearsal. He was then a guest as Holden in the British series Doctors. In 2006 he had a small role in Clan Fhir and star as Johnny Cullin enters Fall.

In 2007 the British actor became a filmmaker Mac Rambow. That same year, he got the part to play Chuck Base in the hit series CW Gossip Girl. When Westwick was cast as Chuck, he had been in Los Angeles for one month since there weren’t many acting jobs in his home country.

In 2008, Westwick starred in the horror film 100 Feet as Joey. The following year, he served as a guest Californiaornication as a student with an interest in vampire literature. In 2011, Westwick became part of the cast ensemble for Clint Eastwood’s biopic J. Edgar about the controversial director of the FBI, J. Edgar Hoover.

The 37-year-old actor also doubles in music and is a member of the British band The Filthy Youth. The band was inspired by The Doors, The Rolling Stones, and Kings of Leon. The group’s songs ‘Orange’ and ‘Come Flash All You Ladies’ featured in one of the show’s programs.

How Ed Westwick prepared for his ‘Gossip Girl’ lab

Westwick admitted that Chuck’s career changed his life forever because it gave him the disclosure he needed. To effectively portray Chuck, he was inspired by Carlton Banks, a character from Prince Fresh Bel-Air. Westwick learned his American accent from the character of the show.

When Westwick heard a part for a part in it Gossip Girl, initially he wanted to play Nate lacrosse player. While his lab was a success, his overall look and appeal was not the network’s taste for the preppy teen.

While presenters Stephanie Savage and Josh Schwartz enjoyed his lab, the CW thought the English actor gave a killing serial vibe. Since Schwartz and Savage did not want to let Westwick go, they encouraged him to audition for Chuck instead, and the rest, as they say, is history.

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