Leighton Meester is one of those actresses that doesn’t seem to come to your mind at first blush. But surprisingly enough, she is uber accomplished little actress. Not only is she famous for her role in the TV series, Gossip Girls, she is a singer, songwriter and fashion model working in such ads as lingerie shoots for Vera Wang and her most recent shoot for Louis Vuitton. For Louis Vuitton, Leighton poses in black lace lingerie, sitting at a bar, wearing a raincoat and looking like she just got dragged in from a storm. But I do have to say, she looks strikingly gorgeous doing it.
When Leighton had to strip off on front of camera, instead of being nervous she was more concerned about the room temperature. However because the set was quite warm, Leighton said the scene was actually quite “easy”. Bra and panties is just like a bathing suit. In the right environment it is pretty easy. Also, there were heaters on set. That really helped,” she said.
Apparently, Leighton was a notorious “bad girl” partier back in the day. She told Allure Magazine about her former life as a partier: “We had craaaazy parties; we had DJ’s, bands, an ice luge, a fire twirler. One of my roommates burned off her bangs on the stove trying to light a cigarette. I mean, drinking is one thing – overdrinking is another. And drugs are something that I do not tolerate at all. You’d be surprised how many people do it. If you go out and you’re living the nightlife scene, that’s what people do.”
But now days, Leighton avoids the party scene altogether preferring a quiet night out on the town, the actress takes a more measured approach to having fun—even when NYC nightlife brings out the crazy in other young Hollywood denizens: “I mean, drinking is one thing—overdrinking is another. And drugs are something that I do not tolerate at all. You’d be surprised how many people do it. If you go out and you’re living the nightlife scene, that’s what people do.”
These days she likes to keep things drama-free, which surprisingly helps her relate even more to the character she plays on “Gossip Girl.” The show’s Blair-Chuck romance is pretty intense, but as Leighton explains, “I can really relate to it—not necessarily because it’s this dramatic, tumultuous relationship, but because the way they love each other is very real, and not for the sake of being dramatic. It’s actual love. There’s nobody for each other but them.”
But when it comes to her own love life, Leighton’s not feeling any pressure, and she’s definitely not taking any cues from Blair.
“It’s wonderful to be in love,” she said. “And it’s definitely wonderful to cuddle and have sex and get to experience life with somebody. But it’s OK if you don’t find him and you’re 24. You can find it someday.”