It was name-checked on shows like 30 Rock, Entourage, and Skins, and in films like Easy A and Horrible Bosses. And it helped to cement the still-young CW network (the WB/UPN hybrid was only a year old when Gossip Girl launched) as a premiere destination for young adult viewers.
On her scant breaks from the show, Leighton Meester was featured on Cobra Starship’s 2009 Billboard Hot 100 single “Good Girls Go Bad” and co-starred in half a dozen movies, including the comedy Date Night with Tina Fey and Steve Carrell, the Oscar-nominated drama Country Strong with Gwyneth Paltrow, and thriller The Roommate with Minka Kelly.
The film opened Outfest, Los Angeles’ LGBT film festival, last week after premiering in April at Tribeca.
Director Susanna Fogel said Brody was the first actor attached to the project, and her team knew through gossip blogs that the two were dating before casting the actress who recently appeared on Broadway in “Of Mice and Men." Fogel said she hesitated to cast the two together, not wanting the press coverage of the celebrity couple’s budding romance to overshadow the goal of their film: to showcase the story of a strong, female friendship.
“All of a sudden, it needs to be spelled out that the kids are going to be raised Jewish,” Adelstein sets the scene.
“What’s funny about it is the kids are already being raised Jewish—it’s not an issue until she makes it an issue.
"I was like, 'I'm gonna be playing the person you're not dating,'" she laughed. I'm gonna be playing the opposite of that.' And yeah, I'm biased - but he's incredible in it." Cute! Nearly two months after they secretly tied the knot, Adam Brody and Leighton Meester have been snapped together doing the cutest PDA.
It feels out of nowhere: She’s saying, ‘Your mother’s not Jewish so you’re not really Jewish,’ and Jake says, ‘Your mother is Jewish but you weren’t raised Jewish.’ Jake was a bar mitzvah. It ends up being ridiculous and the mediator has to weigh in on it.” However, “They do find a middle ground,” Adelstein says.
“One of the things they decide is that it would be nice to have a family Shabbat even if they’re splitting up.
Leighton revealed her wedding ring at a press conference for back in March, and Adam confirmed the nuptials when he was confronted by a photographer in a parking lot.
A month after they got married, Leighton Meester has finally flashed the rock Adam Brody bought her for her wedding day.